Advanced Business Executive Programme for Office Managers Major Award - 6M4985
Description

The overall aim of this Programme is to provide you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to work, both independently and/or under supervision, in an advanced administrative role in a range of business environments and to progress further to an equal or higher level on the National Framework of Qualifications.


This award aims to deliver to you the necessary skills to develop and grow in a modern business environment. Specific time and care is given to developing new skills needed in today’s business environment, such as interpersonal skills and interculturalism, as well as teamwork and time management skills. Specific focus is given to business management and key business theories to further enhance your understanding of the modules included in this Award.


This award provides a programme of learning that is vocationally specific in nature, and flexible in structure, so that you also have the opportunity to improve your specialised academic and vocational literacy, numeracy, ICT and planning skills while participating in the programme.


This programme is based on over 30 years training experience by Lir with individual learners, community-based groups, and companies/corporate sector.  We hope that this experience coupled with our enthusiasm to allow you to grow and benefit from the knowledge, skills and competencies encompassed in the modules, will enable you to achieve your goals.


The overall aim of this Programme is to provide you, the learner, with the opportunity to enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work both independently and/or under supervision in an advanced administrative role in a range of business environments and to progress further to an equal or higher level on the National Framework of Qualifications.


This is a part-time programme based on 1200 hours typical learner effort, comprising of both directed and self-directed learning.  This Major Award lists 16 modules.  On successful completion of 8+ modules, you the learner, will gain 120 credits for the QQI Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985. Learners are required to undertake a range of mandatory and elective modules, as indicated in the QQI Certificate Specification for the QQI Award 6M4985.


We will engage with you to ensure the programme is customised to your particular needs, or organisational needs, while focusing on the learning outcomes, content, assessment, and evaluation. The content of the component modules will be delivered over a range of different time periods, suiting the particular learner.  Commitment to Lir Business Services & Training Centre’s Quality Assurance is of paramount importance and standards will be maintained.


QQI Credits: 120


What will I learn?

The Advanced Business Executive Programme for Office Managers objectives are to facilitate you to:

 

  • Develop an understanding of principles and theoretical concepts of business management techniques in a range of contexts.

  • Explore Business with a view to re-skilling/up-skilling and exploring concepts and subject areas that may interest you in future programmes or employment, for example, but not restricted to, a medical office or pharmaceutical office environment.

  • Provide a programme of learning that is vocationally specific in nature and flexible in structure so that you also have the opportunity to improve your specialised academic and vocational literacy, numeracy, ICT and planning skills while participating in the programme. 

  • Enhance confidence and ability and assist in reaching your full potential.

  • Develop your interpersonal, teamworking, leadership, learning to learn, time keeping and time management skills, as appropriate, to enable you to take responsibility for your own learning and to support progression including future participation in education and employment

  • Develop analytical, reflection, evaluation and research skills as appropriate to your vocational setting, thus affording you the opportunity to progress to programmes leading to awards at level 7 or above.

  • To be more interculturally aware by developing a respect for self, others and for diversity and exploring a variety of ways of dealing with issues arising from cultural differences.

 

Accreditation:

  • On completion of this full Major Award Learners will gain a QQI 6M4985 Major Award in Business.

  • On completion of a component certificate (a module) Learners will gain a QQI 6NXXXX (Module Title).

  • Classroom-based, face-to-face 'Live Tutor instruction/in a classroom/and online class environment.

  • Workplace learning.

  • Blended learning (hybrid model where a portion of learning is classroom-based and a portion of which is online learning.   

  • During Covid-19 Restrictions all classes are 'Live' Online scheduled weekly classes.

Entry requirements

QQI Level 5 Certificate, or equivalent life/work experience.  It is expected that you will have a range of learning styles, strengths and needs related to the programme and have the capacity to take responsibility for your own learning within the managed classroom and online environment, provided by Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd


Learners who have a Level 5 Certification and a computer skills qualification at Level 5 in Word Processing and Spreadsheets, and/or life/work experience at that level or higher. Learners will also require a good command of the English language and have a recognised English language qualification. However, some supports exist for Learners where English is not their first language.


In order to commence this programme, the learner must have either successfully completed a programme at a level 5 QQI Certificate/ equivalent qualifications. If the learner does not possess the required qualification they may also be eligible if they can demonstrate that they possess the levels of knowledge, skill and competence

associated with NFQ level 5. 


English Language:

The interview process ascertains existing levels of knowledge, skills and competence and English language proficiency. An assessment of English writing and comprehension to ensure equivalency with English language speaking and learning to assess a minimum standard level is given to test those learner’s English language levels, so that they are equipped with the correct standard of English to participate in the programme. This is important for those learners with English as a second language who have been referred from SOLAS or INTREO or a Community Employment route to us. In order for the learner to have a realistic chance of achieving the standard of a level 6 award, it is expected that the learner would have:

  • Participated in relevant work experience

  • Participated in all the programmes related activities

  • Fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex material which is relevant and reflects a broad personal knowledge

  • Fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex quantitative data

  • Problem solving within a group or number of groups and independently

  • Be disciplined in self-directed learning in line with practical, preparation, study

  • and reflection time where appropriate

  • A competency test may be carried out for English language and literacy and/or computer skills to ensure that you have the skills necessary to complete the programme.  Learners will also need a good command of the English Language and have a recognised English Language qualification (for example, a Cambridge English B2 level.

  • Learners must reside in Ireland.   

  • The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable:

  • IELTS Indicator Test The minimum score is 6 unless otherwise stated.

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition The minimum score is 92 unless otherwise stated.

  • Duolingo English Test The minimum score required is 95 unless stated otherwise.

  • Exam English If you are unsure of your current level, you can take a free test on sites such as this one. 

If you are unsure contact Lir Reception (044) 9342754 to speak to a qualified person who will be able to assist you.


IT/Computer Skills: sufficient working knowlege of computers.  Learner must have access to a PC, laptop or mobile device with internet access, Windows 8 or later or a Mac with OSX 10.5 or later, a browser with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari, Adobe Reader to view PDFs.  Your device must have a working camera and audio. PC must be capable of playing video and audio files. We provide you with access to Microsoft 365 Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Teams).


Blended Learning: Learners must be self-motivated and be able to take responsibility for their own self-directed learning, outside the 'Live' Tutor online classes as they complete their blended learning course.


Reasonable Accommodation: Learners with a disability, medical condition or learning difficulty: In line with the Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2015 - Lir provides reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of our learners to ensure fairness and equality with others on the course.

Certification and Assessment

On successful completion of this full Major Award Learners will gain a QQI 6M4985 Major Award in Business from QQI.


Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland.  Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd is registered with QQI, as a Private Training Provider,  to offer programmes leading to QQI  awards on the National Framework off Qualifications in Ireland (N.F.Q.) 


On successful completion of a Component Certificate (a single module) you will gain a QQI 6NXXXX (Module Title).


Learner Progression: Learners who successfully complete this course may progress to a Level 7 on the N.F.Q.


Assessment: See separate modules


Grading: Pass 50% - 64%, Merit 65% - 79%, Distinction 80% - 100%

When can I start?

See Lir Course Schedule

Lir Terms and Conditions

Duration

Blended/Online (See Virtual Learning Schedule) or Classroom Attendance

Progression

Upon successful completion of a Major award, learners can progress to an award on the next level on the NFQ.  Alternatively, the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) gives learners the opportunity to use their QQI Level 5/6 Major Award to apply through the CAO for a place in the first year of a higher education programme. In some instances, progression is on the basis of specific Level 5 or 6 Major Awards, Learners should check with the higher education institution prior to commencement. Components (Minor Awards), or achievement of less than 120 credits, will not suffice for progression under the HELS.

Course Fee
  • Course fee: see Lir Course Schedule or phone Lir Reception (044) 934 2754 for a quote..

  • Payment: 1) in full, or 2) flexi-payments, 3) funding, 4) in-company - separate quote

  • You may qualify for funding by contacting your local Intreo/DSP Office.

Payment Options

Course fee: Phone Lir Reception (044) 934 2754 for a quote.. Payment: 1) in full, or 2) flexi-payments, 3) funding, 4) in-company - separate quote You may qualify for funding by contacting your local Intreo/DSP Office.

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