QQI Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102) – NFQ Level 5
The Events industry is a rapidly growing sector in Ireland and abroad. Demand for professional event managers has increased as organisations seek to engage with their customers and other key stakeholders in more innovative ways.
This course offers students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and appropriate knowledge to prepare for careers in this specialised sector of the marketing industry. It also concentrates on developing skills in public relations, organisation, planning, IT and time management.
This course also provides a foundation in business, internet and communication. as well as a background in public relations and marketing. It will provide the student with the opportunity to showcase all the knowledge and skills learnt during the course through the planning, preparation and production a real life event.
- Event Production
- Marketing Practice
- Media Analysis
- Personal Effectiveness
- Business Administration
- Work Experience
- Word Processing
- Safety & Health at Work
Higher Education Links
For information on all relevant Higher Education Links visit www.qqi.ie (QQI), Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS), 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.
Examples of Progression to Higher Education
- TU Dublin- BSc (Hons) Event Management -TU 954
- IADT Dun Laoghaire-BA (Hons) Arts Management –DL822
- TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Marketing – TU 922
- NCI- BA (Hons) Marketing Practice — NC020
- NCI- BA(Hons) Business- NC103
- TU Dublin-BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications – TU 780- TU Dublin- BA(Ord) BBus Marketing -TU 783
- WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT 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
- Bucks University – BA (Hons) Events Festivals and Venue Management VFV4
Students with five merit grades may progress to Year 1 of this course
What our graduates say about the course:
“I discovered Ballsbridge College of Further Education through a college fair leaflet. I studied Event Management in Ballsbridge with the intention of using the PLC Course as my path to third-level education. The course was very enjoyable and I studied challenging and interesting subjects I had never studied before such as Media Analysis and Marketing. You are challenged through the course at times which I found beneficial as it prepares you for the kind of work expected in college.
The year I spent in Ballsbridge was amazing and after all the hard work I had put in I was offered a place on the Level 8 Event Management course in TU Dublin. I truly believe it was down to Ballsbridge College and their committed staff in trying to help you get to where you want to go. For that I’m eternally grateful.”
Holly Duff, Event Managment graduate 2019, progressed to Event Management, TU Dublin
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.