Business & Computer Skills (Level 6)

Business & Computer Skills (Advanced) 6M4985

Course Duration One Year Full-time

Leads to NFQ Level 6 QQI Award in Business

This course is suitable for those who wish to use advanced business and computer skills in a twenty-first century work environment or who wish to progress to higher level studies. It is also an ideal preparation for those who wish to start their own business or those who wish to up-skill or retrain for a new career and a fresh start.

With the aim of maximising their future employability, students will be trained to the highest level in aspects of Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, web design, business management, computerised bookkeeping and payroll. The latest software is used on this course including Microsoft Office Suite 2013, Adobe CS Products, Sage 50, Sage Pay and Windows 7.

Entry Requirements
It is essential that applicants have a prior computing qualification, such as FETAC/QQI Level 5, Microsoft Office Specialist, City & Guilds or have relevant work experience.

Applicants without an existing qualification will be required to demonstrate that they have the required aptitude for this course. Since places are limited, applicants will be interviewed.

Progression
Students who successfully complete this course may apply to do the EDI (formally JEB) Teacher’s Diploma in IT skills for those interested in teaching computer applications.  Alternatively, they may apply through the  Higher Education Links Scheme to do a range of third-level courses including Level 7 and Level 8 degree courses in Higher Education colleges.

For full information on progression through the Higher Education Links Scheme please go to www.qqi.ie and contact the individual universities and colleges.

Course Content

  • Word Processing
  • Business Management & Marketing Skills
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Web Authoring
  • Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised using Sage 50
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Employment Skills Workshops

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Stillorgan College of Further Education
Old Dublin Road
Stillorgan
Co. Dublin

P 01 2880704
F 01 2832207
E admin@stillorgancollege.ie

10 Reasons To Apply

Offers student-centred education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere
High standard of results
Excellent track record of facilitating progression to Higher Education
Offers nationally and internationally recognised qualifications
Diverse student body with an inclusive ethos
Central location in South Dublin with good links to public transport and on-site parking
Dedicated staff who have relevant industry experience
Strong emphasis by staff on meeting the individual needs of all students
Excellent facilities - there is a very high ratio of computers to students with up-to-date equipment and industry-standard software
Because we’re a small college, we have greater flexibility in supporting the needs of students than larger institutions

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