Union Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, X42 E168


Co-ordinator:
Patricia Daly

Phone:
051 294680

Email:
patriciadaly@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:

TitleQQI Code
Communications5N0690
Database Methods5N0783
Customer Service5N0972
Behavioural Studies5N1351
Book-keeping: Manual & Computerised5N1354
Work Experience5N1356
Word Processing5N1358
Digital Marketing5N1364
eBusiness Studies5N1369
Principals & Practices of Selling 5N2062
Personal Effectiveness5N1390
Marketing Practice5N1400
Start Your Own Business5N1418
Work Practice5N1433
Business Administration Skills5N1610
Retail Selling5N1619
Web Authoring5N1910
Entrepreneurial Skills5N1951
Spreadsheet Methods5N1977

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:
Patricia Daly, VTOS Co-ordinator, Business Training Centre, Union Road, Kilmacthomas. Co. Waterford
Telephone: 051-294680; Mobile: 0863858974;
Email: patriciadaly@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 ComponentsOptional Components
Communications
credit value 15
Information Technology Skills
credit value 10
Mathematics
credit value 10
Computer Applications
credit value 10
Work Experience
credit value 15
Desktop Publishing
credit value 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.

NB: 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 ComponentsOptional Components
Communications
credit value 15
Information Technology Skills
credit value 10
Customer Services
credit value 10
Computer Application
credit value 10
Retail Sales Techniques
credit value 10
Work Experience
credit value 15
Personal Effectiveness
credit value 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.

NB: 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 ComponentsOptional Components
Work Practice
credit value 15
Safety and Health at Work
credit value 15
Plant Protection
credit value 15
Landscape Construction and Maintenance
credit value 15
Plant Science
credit value 10
Plant Identification and Use
credit value 10
Soil Science and Growing media
credit value 10
Communications
credit value 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.

NB: Subjects offered will depend on demand. 120 credits required for the full award.

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