Marketing Advertising and Management (Level 5)

This well-established course is ideally suited to the student who wishes to pursue a career in the marketing or advertising industries. The key modules of Marketing, Advertising and Behavioural Studies, combined with core business and IT skills, prepare the student for immediate entry into the workplace or for progression to further study.

Marketing students participate in a very successful work experience programme focused on the marketing and advertising industry. This insight into marketing and advertising, allows the marketing student, to make well informed career decisions. By the end of the year, marketing students have a unique set of key marketing skills and experience. Students can use their qualification to continue their studies in higher education or to commence a rewarding and successful career in marketing and advertising.

Employers are looking for creativity, innovation and vision and the marketing graduate is well placed to meet their needs. A variety of career opportunities await the graduate in areas such as marketing analysis, market research, sales and customer services.

  • QQI Certificate in Marketing (5M2069) – NFQ Level 5
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Certificate in Marketing
  • Award Code: 5M2069
  • Level: 5 – Further Education & Training

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

A minimum of 5 passes at ordinary level in the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent.


Leaving Certificate Vocational, Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 qualifications.

The Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for mature students and appropriate experience can be
considered as being equivalent to the Leaving Certificate.

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

  • Marketing Practice
  • Advertising
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Digital Marketing
  • Statistics
  • Accounting – Manual and Computerised
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing

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.

For information on all relevant higher education links visit , and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit

Full-time Courses:

  • DCU-BSc (Hons) Marketing, Innovation and Technology –DC240
  • DCU-BA (Hons) Business Studies -DC111
  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Marketing – TU 922
  • TU Dublin – Higher Certificate Marketing – TU 675
  • TU Dublin – BBus ( Ord ) Marketing – TTU 783
  • TU Dublin -BA (Ord) Advertising & Marketing Communications -TU 780
  • TU Dublin – BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications- TU 919
  • UCD- B Business & Law – DN610 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
  • NCI – BA Marketing Practice- NC020
  • South East Technology University (SETU) – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with SETU linking this course’s QQI award (5M2069) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see

With employers looking for creativity, innovation and vision, the marketing graduate is well placed to meet their needs. A variety of career opportunities await the graduate in areas such as Marketing Analysis, Market Research, Sales and Customer Services.

I found my course in Ballsbridge College to be a very interesting and innovative course. It gave me confidence going into college as I have a good base of knowledge for some of the modules I’m studying at the moment. I became confident in completing assignments and learnt important research techniques such as referencing and producing a bibliography. Compared to other students in my year, I really think doing this course has given me an advantage as I feel I have had a head start and feel much more comfortable in the transition to college. The course has relevant subjects such as Digital Marketing, Marketing and Consumer Psychology and these have given me a great insight into the world of marketing and what to expect. I felt very encouraged to be creative and come up with my own ideas which created a very enthusiastic and fun environment for me to learn all about the marketing world and this is why I enjoyed my time at Ballsbridge College.”  

Chloe Corcoran, Marketing, Advertising and Management graduate 2021, progressed to Undergraduate, Marketing, TUD

The teachers at Ballsbridge College are professional and approachable. They are all very knowledgeable on the topic that they teach and are student-focused. Having achieved great results, I applied to DCU through the CAO. I was offered my first choice, Marketing, Innovation and Technology at DCU. I would like to attribute my achievement to Ballsbridge College. Ballsbridge College was a vital stepping stone for me to achieve my goal to attend university.”  

Cassie Crummey: Digital Marketing graduate, progressed to Marketing Innovation and Technology, DCU

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