Certificate in Business Studies – QQI Level 5


Course Aims

  • Gain knowledge, skills and competence to work successfully in a range of business contexts in the digital era.
  • A broad range of business skills will be studied, such as effective business communications & teamwork, digital marketing & sales skills, ICT applications, on-line conferencing & organisational tools, customer service & front office skills, administration skills, bookkeeping & payroll.
  • Work experience in a business environment consolidates classroom-based learning and enhances career development.
  • Employers look for people with personal motivation and initiative who can find solutions to a range of business challenges so this will be encouraged throughout the programme.
  • Learners will address the reality of having to adapt to changing business environments and take charge of their own learning and future professional development.
  • A practical, flexible, part-time route to updating your skills, qualifications and career options.  Choose individual modules or complete the full Major Award.

Careers and Job Opportunities

  • Successful candidates can pursue employment in multi-national companies, SMEs, in the private, public or voluntary sectors.
  • On completion of the programme you will have in-demand job skills to apply for jobs such as Digital Marketing Assistant, Front Office Administrator, Accounting & Payroll Assistant, Customer Service Agent, Receptionist etc.

Academic Progression to Degree Level Programmes

  • Candidates can also progress to higher level qualifications in areas such as management, human resources, marketing, retail, computing, accounting and social sciences.
  • If you complete 8 Component Certificates you can achieve the Certificate in Business Studies Level 5 which will allow you to apply for a wide range of higher education degree courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities through the CAO system.

Course Timetable
Classes will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and  Thursday, 7pm – 10pm.  Please see timetable for dates.  Students can enrol for individual Component Certificates or the full major award as they wish.  Component modules include:
Mandatory Component Certificates:

Elective Component Certificates:

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 4 or equivalent; mature students with relevant work or life experience.  Basic computer skills.

Full Major Award €1,650.  Please ask about instalment plans to spread the cost of achieving your qualification.

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