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QQI PLC in Business Studies (5M2102)

Programme Details

Business Studies 5M2102

QQI Level 5

Learning Outcomes

This one-year, QQI Level 5 course equips the learner with the vocational knowledge, skills and competencies which leads to a qualification in Business Studies.

This practical one-year business course is designed to provide an excellent foundation for learners wishing to progress to Business Degree Programmes at Third Level. This course will allow the learner to build skills in accounting, payroll, communications and information technology. This course also provides learners with the knowledge and core business skills to enter employment directly.

Work Experience is an integral part of the programme.

Entry Requirements

NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English.

Mature Learners may be exempt from the Level 4 entry requirement. Non-EU/EEA applicants may apply and will be subject to full international fees.

Course Content

Title Award Awarding Body
Work Experience Level 5 Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Business Administration Skills Business Administration Skills (5N1610) QQI
Accounting Manual & Computerised Accounting Manual & Computerised (5N1348) QQI
Payroll Manual & Computerised Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546) QQI
Spreadsheet Methods Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
The Internet The Internet (5N1611) QQI
Database Methods Database Methods (5N0783) QQI
ICDL 7 Modules Package ICDL

How to apply?

Complete an application form online or via FETCH Courses or using the CAO Portal. You may also apply via our school application form link.

Attend a short informal interview.

Progression routes/Employment opportunities

Graduates can access a range of Business Degree programmes in HEI’s through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Progression to all Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Galway courses apart from Nursing.

Graduates from this programme can gain employment in the following areas:

Accounts Assistant, Marketing/Sales Representative, Junior Office Administrator, Office Personnel, Receptionist and Customer Service Representative.

National Framework of Qualifications Fan Diagram 

Fees, grants and fee waivers

Admissions Fee €150

QQI Examination Fee €50 (exempt if you have a Medical Card)

ICDL Examination Fee €125 (Optional)

Non-EU/EEA applicants will be subject to full international fees

Terms and Conditions 

Commencing Mid-September Yearly – However, commencement of course will depend on sufficient student enrolment.

Learner Supports

Learner support available through the Fund for Students with Disabilities.

Career, Educational and Vocational Guidance

Counselling Services

ICT and Office 365 Support

SUSI Maintenance Grants available on the SUSI website.

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