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Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2468
QQI Award Code 5M2468 Business Administration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is a one year intensive programme in business administration. It is a broad based programme providing an excellent grounding in all of the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the modern office environment. Successful students will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration. All students complete a two week work experience placement as part of their studies on this course.

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Word Processing 5N1358
Text Production 5N1422
Audio Transcription 5N1549
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Database Methods 5N0783
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Information and Administration 5N1389
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSAX 5M2468

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