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Payroll & Accounting with Administration

Course Code(s):  5M2468
QQI Award Code:  5M2468 Business Administration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Ailbe's School

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This full time PLC course is for school leavers and adults who wish to make a career in secretarial work and become proficient at computing and administration.

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Book-keeping - Manual and Computerised
Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Database Methods 5N0783
Word Processing 5N1358
Audio Transcription 5N1549
Communications 5N0690
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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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Accountancy & Taxation
Clerical & Administration
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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