This course primarily focuses on preparation for work in an office environment, but many students use it as a stepping stone for entry to third level courses in the areas of business, computers and accountancy. Work placement is a mandatory element to the course and allows students to gain experience in a busy office environment. Some students also use this course as useful preparation for subsequent third level studies.
This is a one-year full time course and runs from September to May.
“As a student studying Business Administration at CCFE, class of 2020, I found the course was very interesting, well-rounded, and well presented by the lecturers. I learnt important skills like typing and proof-reading which will greatly help me while furthering my education. I recommend this course to anyone who is interested in starting their own business or unsure which business career field they would like to pursue because it covers a bit of everything! I plan to use my certificate as a steppingstone to study Finance at Maynooth University.”
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. There is also a €100 Student Services fee required on acceptance of the course.
Gain an understanding of the functions of organisation structures; HR, Operations, Finance, IT, Marketing and also the external factors affecting business.
This module will equip the learner with all the knowledge needed to carry out the day-to-day accounting function of a business. Students will also learn how to operate a computerised accounts system using Sage 50 Accounts software
Examine house-styles for a range of business documents, produce documents with accepted rules for formats and conventions, attain 35 wpm typing speed with 97% accuracy
Examine operation of an audio transcription unit and follow dictated material to produce a document.
This module covers all aspects of the payroll system in Ireland – normal and emergency tax systems. Students will also learn how to operate a computerised payroll system using Sage Payroll software.
To equip the learner with an understanding of the value of Customer Services and the knowledge and skills to provide effective customer service within an organisation, operating independently or as part of a team.
The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills, and capacity to participate in suitable supervised work experience.
To facilitate the learner to understand a range of psychological concepts and how these
concepts impact on the human being and on organisations.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the
knowledge, skill and competence to develop and execute digital
marketing strategies and activities, under supervision, using a
range of e-tools within a range of digital marketing contexts.