This course primarily focuses on preparation for work in an office environment, but many learners use it as a stepping stone and/or preparation for entry to third level courses. Work placement is a mandatory element to the course and allows students to gain valuable experience.
This course is full-time five days per week from September to June and is delivered over either one or two years.
A QQI Level 4 Award or equivalent.
On completion of this course candidates have typically progressed to careers in administration, general business, accounting, banking, insurance, management, human resources, payroll, and book keeping.
The practical and supportive approach to our delivery makes Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) the ideal path for anyone wishing to up-skill for a new job, enter the workforce for the first time or progress to further education.
Doing the VTOS course was honestly the best thing I ever done in the line of education. I gained so many skills and made great friends and it gave me a chance to change focus and pursue a career I really enjoy.
This module will help learners gain an understanding of the functions of organisation structures; HR, Operations, Finance, IT, Marketing and also the external factors affecting business.
Book-Keeping Manual & Computerised
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 Big Red Cloud Accounts software.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use a word processing application to produce documents in a variety of contexts to a very high standard whilst working autonomously and under general supervision
Payroll Manual & Computerised
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 Big Red Cloud Payroll software.
This module equips the learner with the knowledge and skills required to understand how information is processed within organisations and the various systems and methods in use and to enable the learner to operate effectively in a range of organisations.
Allows the learner to gain personal knowledge, skills and capacity while participating in a suitable work placement, for a limited time, under supervision.
This module aims to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to communicate at an intermediate level in the target language, in standard social, cultural and work environments, operating independently while under general direction and with the view to progressing to further study or employment.
Tourism Principles & Practices
This module will enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to understand the fundamental principles and practice of national and international tourism, and to appreciate the role of tourism in the Irish economy. It is intended to prepare the learner for employment or further training in the tourism sector.