Business Administration Major Award 5M2468
Description

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 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 programme is based on learning objectives stated in the Major Award and on over 30 years training experience with both individual learners, community-based group, and companies including multi-national companies.  We offer both accredited and non-accredited training.

 

This is a part-time or full-time programme based on a 1200-hour typical learner effort, comprising of both directed and self-directed learning.  On successful completion of 8 modules (including mandatory and elective modules) you will gain 120 credits for the QQI Business Administration Major Award 5M2468.  You have the option or registering on our Lir ‘Train and Place’ Programme where we select a number of learners who are completing this Major Award, and we actively look, in conjunction with yourself, for suitable positions in a business/office environment.  If you are completing this Major Award on evenings and Saturdays, this also gives you the option to work during the day or to keep your present position.

 

We discuss options with you before embarking on this Award, to ascertain your needs and advise on the best options for you in going forward.


QQI Credits: 120


What will I learn?

The overall aim of this programme is to enable you to gain knowledge, skill and competence in a range of business administrative areas; in the practical and efficient use of standard computer applications software, procedures and documentation with a view to gaining employment or improving job prospects in this area.  Emphasis is placed on making sure you are job-ready after completing the Major Award.  Here are some of the objectives:


  • To gain the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary within the core subject areas, including theoretical and practical elements, within the Business Administration Programme.

  • To give you practical advice on modern, day to day business administration practices in an office environment.

  • To facilitate you to take also responsibility for your own learning, through support from our Tutors and through self-directed learning outside of classroom time.

  • To gain up-to-date IT skills for a business administration/office environment.

  • To think critically and to reflect on your learning experiences.

  • To give you the confidence to progress further to other modules or to another Level on the N.F.Q.


Accreditation:

  • On completion of this full Major Award Learners will gain a QQI 5M2468 Major Award in Business Administration.

  • On completion of a component certificate (a module) Learners will gain a QQI 5NXXXX (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.   

  • Tutor support available between classes (online, face-to-face, or by telephone).

Entry requirements

Learners who have achieved equivalent to Level 4 Certification and a basic computer skills qualification and/or life/work experience at that level or higher. Learners who have no qualification at this level will be assessed as to their level of knowledge and skills, and advised on QQI modules at Level 4 before embarking on the QQI 5M2468 Business Administration Award.   If may be agreed that the Learner will benefit from completing this award from examination of their experiential learning to date.


Good numeracy and literacy skills required.

  • Problem solving skills and time management skills will be required.

  • Willingness to work as part of a group, and in using own initiative.

  • Attendance to all classes and good time keeping ability.

  • Undertake and complete all assignments/assessments given to Learner.

  • Complete the work experience requirement included in this Award.

  • Ability to take responsibility for own self-directed learning through practice/study time, small group discussions outside of class time.

  • Access to internet and PC is a requirement.

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.


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.


Learners must reside in Ireland.  This course is delivered through English.  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.


The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable:

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

Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Business Administration (5M2468) 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.) 


Learner Progression: Learners who successfully complete this module may progress to a 6M4985 Business Advanced  Major Award.


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

This Programme comprises of 8 modules.  The duration of this Programme is typically 1200 hours.  This is a combination of 400 hours Directed Learning and 800 hours Self-directed learning.  The 400 hours Directed Learning takes place in Classroom Attendance and 'Live' Tutor Online Classes.  The Self-directed Learning is learner-led and it includes self-directed study, through Lir eLearning Hub, preparation and reflection time. There are Virtual Office Hours throughout the week also to give you the opportunity of meeting your Tutor online if you have any queries.

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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