Galway Community College (GCC ) continues to offer a wide range of further education courses in the business area. The college offers Level 5 courses in business and accounting, legal and medical secretary, marketing, PR and web design, business information systems, and retail pharmacy assistant. GCC also offers Level 6 business courses in business management and accounting. These courses help students to develop crucial communication skills, presentation skills, and improved project management, while learning key IT programmes and techniques.
All GCC business courses help the student to understand the latest software applications and to apply their learning in practical work placement through the academic year. Students have gained employment in many local businesses and with the possibility of achieving 390 CAO points from completing a course in GCC, progression to higher education institutes becomes a reality for participating students. Studying at Level 6 allows GCC students advanced entry directly into the second year of some GMIT programmes.
The option of studying a further education course is now attractive to school leavers and those hoping to upskill, because the costs involved are low in comparison to going to college. The registration fee for a full-time course is €175, with a Government levy of €200, for which many are exempt if in receipt of a SUSI grant, a medical card, or BTEA allowance. Prospective students are advised to apply to SUSI, Ireland's national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. Apply online at www.galwaycc.ie
Centrally located at Moneengeisha Junction, with loads of facilities and supports, GCC is the place for you. For more information about all the courses GCC has to offer view www.galwaycc.ie or on social media @GCCFurtherEd.