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QQI PLC in Business Studies (5M2102)

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This practical one-year Business accounting 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, bookkeeping, payroll, web design, communications and information technology. This course also provides learners with the core business skills required to entry the workplace.

Students will attend work placement on a block basis. One of the great benefits of work experience is that it can lead to a full-time job. Work placement is arranged in business firms or professional offices.

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This full-time course is designed to equip both school leavers and mature applicants with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision providing administration services and support in a range of office administration contexts and or to progress to further and or higher-level studies. It also suits learners who wish to defer their college place for a year and acquire good IT skills to assist them in their future studies.


Leaving Certificate Standard or QQI Level 4.

All mature students (23+) without these qualifications are welcome to apply.

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Course Content

  • Accounting Manual & Computerised (5N1348)

  • Communications (5N0690)

  • Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977)

  • The Internet (5N1611)

  • Business Administration Skills (5N1610)

  • Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546)

  • Word Processing (5N1358)

  • Work Experience (5N1356)

  • Text Production (5N1422)

  • Computer Applications (4N1112)

  • ICDL Skills Certification


QQI Certification

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies 5M2102


CAO Progression Routes

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The link above is to the Progression Routes Section of the CareersPortal website.  You can use this link to find the CAO courses that are available to you with your Glenamaddy CS QQI Business Award. Use the Career Sectors/Regions filters to focus your research.


Career Opportunities

This course provides the basic platform for finding employment in the Business and I.T. sector, or as a pathway to further studies. There are a wide range of opportunities in the sector, including:

County Councils

Health Boards

Solicitors and Accountants Offices



Medical Centres

Glenamaddy Community School does not accept responsibility for any errors on the CareersPortal website.  It is always advisable to check the individual college website also.




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