Galway Community College (GCC ) continues to offer a wide range of further education courses in the business area. The college offers Level 5 QQI accredited courses in business and accounting, legal and medical secretary, marketing and web design, business administration, and retail pharmacy assistant. GCC also offers Level 6 Advanced Certificate 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.
The pre-university business courses GCC offers allow for progression to universities and ITs in Galway and nationwide. All business courses help the students to understand the latest software applications and to apply their learning in practical work placement throughout 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. Studying the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in business management allows GCC students advanced entry directly into the second year of some GMIT programmes, with which the college holds an agreement for this advanced progression.
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, and many are exempt from the latter if in receipt of a SUSI grant, hold 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 Moneenageisha Junction, with loads of facilities and supports, GCC is the place for you. The college offers free parking, a student café, career guidance, supports for disability, and a friendly and inclusive environment. For more information about all the courses GCC has to offer see www.galwaycc.ie and on social media @GCCFurtherEd.