This module has to be completed in order to gain the full QQI 5M2468 Business Admin Major Award. An ideal module for all the administrative responsibilities in an office environment with lots of practical tips from Tutors who have years of experience working in different office environments.
ECDL - Blended/Online with 'Live' Tutor sessions OR by eLearning
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
You will receive an online eCert on passing your first ICDL module (formerly ECDL). The eCert is then automatically updated every time you pass an exam. You can download your ICDL eCert' Your eCerts appear in your profile tab, when you login.
Lir Business Services & Training Centre became an ICDL/ECDL (ICS Skills) Provider in 2007. We provide training to individuals, groups and in-company training, including training for specific purposes within a company.
These can be completed through eLearning (self-paced) or through Blended Learning (combination of online 'Live' Tutor class and learning).
The Presentations module covers the main concepts and skills needed to work with presentation software to create and use presentations.
Presentations are a helpful way of communicating information, whether it is to be delivered by a speaker or used as a reference or guide. Being able to present information so that it can be clearly understood is a valuable skill in the workplace.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates in any type of job role that involves communicating with different audiences for different purposes.
This module introduces Big Data, a term which relates to the management and analysis of sets of data that are typically too large for traditional data-processing software.
Most businesses and organisations deal with large volumes of data on a day to day basis. It is what organisations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analysed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic business moves.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, non-technical professionals who wish to build and demonstrate an understanding of Big Data, facilitating engagement with their technical colleagues or their suppliers, or students who wish to add general technical knowledge to sector-specific or general studies.
The Computer Essentials module covers the main concepts and skills needed for using devices, computers, ICT, and software effectively.
Using computers in the workplace is now a common occurrence. Knowing how to manage computers, devices, and data securely and effectively is a valuable skill for workers.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to be able to take advantage of technology. It covers a range of main skills on computers, such as changing settings, creating and managing files, connecting to a network, and securing data.
The Online Collaboration module covers the main concepts and skills needed to collaborate online using web-based tools and services.
With distributed teams, remote working, and outsourcing now common practice in organisations, workers are often interacting with people who are elsewhere in the world. Technology is helping to remove geographical and organisational boundaries at work, but this also means that new skills are needed to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates in all types of job role. Online collaboration does not only apply when colleagues work long distances from each other. Collaboration tools and services bring many productivity gains that will also benefit workers in the same location.
The Management Spreadsheets module covers the advanced skills needed to use the versatile features of spreadsheets to produce reports, provide statistical or mathematical analysis, and manage data more effectively and productively.
The benefits of data-based decision-making are widely recognised. All types of organisation need workers who are able to use spreadsheets effectively – not just for storing tabular data, but for the sophisticated way that spreadsheets can be used to validate, interpret, and present information.
As data becomes easier to source and share, inputting, extracting, and displaying data (either internally or externally) is now a common task for workers in all types of role and every sector.
The Image Editing module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use and work with images.
This modules develops good practice when creating, editing, and outputting digital images.
Whether communicating with one person or a million people, images are a useful way to convey facts, concepts, and emotions. Being able to use images to enhance presentations, reports, and documents increases their impact and improves people’s engagement with the information contained. It is an important skill that complements many other ICDL modules.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates, from students and academics to entrepreneurs and workers, as well as people interested in creative activities.
The Remote Work module covers the main concepts and good practices needed to work effectively from any remote location.
Being able to work effectively outside of the office is beneficial for both employee and organisation, and at times a necessity for business continuity. However, without the necessary skills, working remotely can be an ineffective and frustrating experience.
This module is suitable for any candidates who work remotely, or are preparing to work remotely. It covers the key concepts and good practices for working remotely, as well as the main types of tools that can be used to support remote work and the key considerations for using them effectively.
The Data Protection module covers important knowledge relating to data protection concepts and principles, data subject rights, data protection policies and measures, and regulatory compliance.
With more and more activities and transactions going digital, a growing number of workers find themselves handling sensitive personal data. It is more important than ever that the people working with personal data have the skills to do so securely and legally.
The personal consequences for individuals of a breach of the security of their personal data can be substantial, as can be the legal and commercial consequences for organisations. An understanding of data protection concepts is increasingly valued by employers. This module is relevant for organisations inside and outside the European Union.
The Coding Principles module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use code and computational thinking. It helps develop the skills used to create simple computer programmes.
Computational thinking is used in many job roles, not just programme and software development. Coding is becoming the new standard of literacy, with skills used in roles as varied as art and design, engineering, data analysis, and science. Computing develops related skills such as problem- solving,
pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates, including students and those who would like to develop their IT skills. Computer science is a broad field and its applications continue to grow.