English as a Foreign Language (EFL) & Business Communications (Level 5)

Ballsbridge College has been providing a course in English as a Foreign Language for over twenty years. During this time the course has expanded to facilitate students with differing levels of English and has become an integral part of the college.

It attracts students from all over the world and from many different cultures and backgrounds. All the students have the desire to learn English in a dynamic environment, on a course that combines English language with the study of business and computers. Many students have used these qualifications to help them secure employment here in Ireland.

  • QQI Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102 ) – NFQ Level 5
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Certificate in Business Studies
  • Award Code: 5M2102
  • Level: 5 – Further Education & Training

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

  • First Certificate in English
  • Certificate in Advanced English
  • Certificate in Proficiency
  • Cambridge Business English Certificates

Students are entered for the certificate most appropriate to their level of English.

* There will be an additional charge to cover exam entry for students taking these exams.

  • Applicants must have at least a lower intermediate standard of English to facilitate learning through the medium of English.
  • Applicants will be required to take an assessment to determine their level of competence in English so that they can be placed in a class most appropriate for them.
  • Applicants are also required to complete a course application form available from the college.
  • All applicants must have fully complied with any necessary residence requirements pertaining at the time of application.
  • The International Students Information Document available from the college gives further details.
  • English as a Second Language
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Marketing Practice
  • Spreadsheets
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Internet

Disclaimer: The college reserves the right to make any alterations to any programme as might be required. Where there is insufficient enrolment a course may be cancelled.

A significant number of students use this course as a foundation English Language course before continuing to further courses at degree and post-graduate level.

Full-time Courses:

  • Graduates may use their qualifications to apply for a place in a variety of Higher Education Institutions. For information on all relevant Higher Education Links visit www.qqi.ie (QQI), the Central Applications Office (CAO) and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit the CAO website.
  • South East Technology University (SETU) – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with SETU linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see https://www.wit.ie/future_students/fe_progression/further-education-progression-scheme

I am so grateful that I had the chance to study at Ballsbridge College. I recommend it to foreign students but also to native speakers. It was a great experience which opened my eyes to a different future career path and prepared me for life in UCD. I would like to thank all the extraordinary teachers that helped me and encouraged me to follow my dreams. They gave me the all support I needed throughout the year. Ballsbridge College felt more like a family than a school and I couldn’t recommend it more to anyone interested or thinking about studying there.”  

Aurelia Vasile, EFL and Business Communication graduate 2018, progressed to Commerce, UCD

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