Higher Certificate
Programme Code: DK_BBSIS_C
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Programme Credits:120
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Business Studies

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
PO2Knowledge - Kind
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills and tools across an area of study  Demonstrate an ability to communicate to both peers and supervisors, on technical matters in the particular sub-field of business.  Demonstrate the techniques, skills and knowledge for training in the particular sub-field of business.  Demonstrate from the knowledge the specialist technical know-how, relevant to the particular sub-field of business.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Exercise appropriate judgement in planning, design, technical and/or supervisory functions related to products, services, operations or processes  Awareness of planning, design and innovation issues.  Awareness of the issues related to the non-structured business scenarios.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Utilise diagnostic and creative skills in a range of functions in a wide variety of contexts  Ability to supervise specific work tasks.  Ability to analyse, interpret and manipulate data in pursuit of solutions to specific business problems.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Accept accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes; take significant or supervisory responsibility for the work of others in defined areas of work  Ability to take direction, accept criticism and use feedback to enhance own performance and that of others.  Capacity to participate constructively, (contribute and collaborate), in a non-structured team environment, across the core business area.  Self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning; and self-aware to be open and sensitive to others.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Take initiative to identify and address learning needs and interact effectively in a learning group  Ability to integrate knowledge and work-life experiences.  Ability for autonomous, independent learning.  Identify learning needs and develop learning competencies through case study, discussion groups and/or problem based learning.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Express an internalised, personal world view, manifesting solidarity with others  Appreciation of social, community and ethical issues in a business context.
PO9Knowledge - BreadthA developed knowledge of sustainability and how business activities need to meet the needs of business and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future.
PO10Knowledge - KindAddress problems with cultural and environmental sensitivity with an international professional orientation
PO11Knowledge - BreadthDemonstrate personal attributes and skills that form the basis of an entrepreneurial mindset and behaviour and raise the awareness of learners about entrepreneurship as a possible career options.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

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COMP B7006 Image Editing and Design
COMP B7007 Technology and Office Applications 1
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Stage 1 / Semester 2

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COMP B7008 Technology and Office Applications 2
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PREL B8014 PR Theory

Stage 2 / Semester 1

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BUSS B7016 Cloud-based Collaboration
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Stage 2 / Semester 2

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BUSS B7018 Fundamentals and Principles of Law
COMP B7009 Web Development
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PREL B8015 PR Writing
ENGL C8Z07 English 4