Stillorgan CFE – Business & Computer Skills QQI Level 6

Programme
SUSI or BTEA

Award
QQI Level 6 Business (Code 6M4985)

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

Duration
1 Year Full Time (Starts September)

Course Aims


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.

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.

Modules


  • 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

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.

You may be eligible for a means-tested student grant or a Back to Education Allowance, depending on your circumstances. The BTEA is an educational opportunities scheme for persons in receipt of certain social welfare payments and who wish to pursue an approved full-time second or third level course of education in an approved college leading to a recognised qualification.