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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code BUS 1 BUS 2 5M2102 6M4985
QQI Award Code 6M4985 Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Do you want to gain a solid grounding in the fundamentals of business with a view to identifying the specialist area that best suits you? Have you an entrepreneurial flair? Are you looking to gain employment in the diverse business environment? Or do you see yourself progressing to get a Business Degree? This qualification covers the major functional areas of business including Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Management and will provide you with the opportunity to advance your career.

What will you Study?

The demand for Business Courses has increased this year according to CAO figures. This course is certified by QQI Level 5 and is one year in duration. Learners who successfully complete Year 1 will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies.

Mutliple progression options exist for candidates who wish to progress to Level 6 courses such as The Advanced Certificate in Business Studies (Year 2) which builds on the concepts learned in Year 1 and further develops the learners’ skills, enhancing employment prospects in growing areas of economic activity including Marketing and Financial Services.

Year 1:
Accounting
Law and Insurance
Applied Economics
Statistics
Entrepreneurship
Spreadsheet Methods
Marketing Practice
Work Experience

Year 2:
Business Management
Marketing Management
Financial Reporting
Human Resources Management
Employment Law
Financial Services
Leadership
Work Experience
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BALBX 6M4985

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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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.
Business Organisation & Management
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.