Kilmacthomas Adult Education Centre

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Co-Ordinator Frank McQuillan
address Union Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, X42 E168
phone 051 294680
mobile 086 3858974
email frankmcquillan@wwetb.ie

VTOS

Start Your Own Business

Introduction:
We deliver a course designed to give you the skills to develop and run your own business.

Duration: 2 years, requiring attendance 2 days per week. While attending this course, you will continue to receive your social welfare entitlements, regardless of any profit you may make from your business.

You will cover the following topics:

Year 1

  • Basic accounts, financial management and cash flow management
  • Computerised and manual accounts
  • Basic Business Plan development
  • Market analysis, including customer and competitor research, product and service definition, routes to market, seasonal factors
  • Market planning, including marketing materials, promotional tools, budgeting
  • Consumer Behaviour, Customer Service
  • Digital Marketing and E-Business
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Sales skills and techniques, meeting and telephone skills
  • Time management, project management and process management

Year 2

  • Tailored accounts training to suit your particular business
  • Full Business Plan development and implementation
  • Comprehensive market planning
  • Web Presence development and publication
  • Advanced sales skills and techniques
  • Assistance with grant application for your business
  • Skills which are specific to your business: e.g. Graphics, Computer Aided Design, etc.
  • Tailored elements, which match your individual requirements

 

The course leads to QQI Level 5 certification in Business Studies (QQI Award M2102)

The following QQI Level 5 Modules are included.

QQI Code Title QQI Code Title
5N0690 Communications 5N1390 Personal Effectiveness
5N0783 Database Methods 5N1400 Marketing Practice
5N0972 Customer Service 5N1418 Start Your Own Business
5N1351 Behavioural Studies 5N1433 Work Practice
5N1354 Book-keeping: Manual & Computerised 5N1610 Business Administration Skills
5N1356 Work Experience 5N1619 Retail Selling
5N1358 Word Processing 5N1910 Web Authoring
5N1364 Digital Marketing 5N1951 Entrepreneurial Skills
5N1369 eBusiness Studies 5N1977 Spreadsheet Methods
5N2062 Principals & Practices of Selling

 

Eligibility: You must satisfy VTOS criteria to qualify for entry onto this course.
Enrollment Details: Courses commence in September. Places are limited, apply early to avoid disappointment.

For further information please contact:
Frank McQuillan, VTOS Co-ordinator, Business Training Centre, Union Road, Kilmacthomas. Co. Waterford
Telephone: 051-294680; Mobile: 0863858974; Email: frankmcquillan@wwetb.ie

 

Back to Education Initiative 

Skills and Education Refresher Programme

 

  • QQI Level 3 Basic Computers in word processing and internet and email

 

  • QQI Level 4 Career Planning – take the time to assess where you are currently and decide the next step 

 

  • Writing Skills for further education programmes to ensure you are comfortable and confident in taking that next step. 

Information and Communication Technology Skills 4M0855

QQI Level 4

The overall aim of the programme is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence in a broad range of information and communication technology which enable employment, under direct supervision in a variety of communications and technology sectors and or to progress to further education and training

Duration 1 year part time 

Compulsory Components Credit Value
Communications 15
Mathematics 10
Work Experience 15
Optional Components  
Information Technology Skills 10
Computer Applications 10
Desktop Publishing 10

 

The remaining credit value of 20 can be obtained by using relevant component(s) from level 4. A maximum of 10 credits may be used from either level 3 or level 5.

 

Important: (subjects offered will depend on demand) 90 credits required for the full award.

Retails Skills 4M1998

QQI Level 4

The aim of this programme is to provide learners with skills, knowledge and competency to enable them to work efficiently and effectively in the retail sector. 

Compulsory Components Credit Value
Communications 15
Customer Services 10
Retail Sales Techniques 10
Work Experience 15
Personal Effectiveness 10
   
Optional Components  
Information Technology Skills 10
Computer Application 10
The remaining credit value of 10 can be obtained by using relevant component(s) from level 4. A maximum of 10 credits may be used from either level 3 or level 5.

 

Important: (subjects offered will depend on demand) 90 credits required for the full award.

Horticulture 5M2586

QQI Level 5

Introduction: The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to carry out horticulture operations independently under directions in a range of fields the award will also enable learners to prepare for progression to a horticultural specialization at level 6

Duration: 2 Years, part time

Compulsory  Components Credit Value
Work Practice 15
Plant Protection 15
Plant Science 10
Plant Identification and Use 10
Soil Science and Growing media 10
Communications 15
Optional Components  
Safety and Health at Work 15
Landscape Construction and Maintenance 15
The remaining credit value of 15 can be obtained by using relevant component(s) from level 5. A maximum of 15 credits may be used from either level 4 or level 6.

 

Important: (subjects offered will depend on demand) 120 credits required for the full award.

 

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