QQI Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102) – NFQ Level 5
Entrepreneurship can be described as an approach to life as well as a set of business skills. It requires a person to think creatively, ask difficult questions and challenge established ways of working. In addition, it is recognised that employers today wish to employ those with entrepreneurial skills as they are seen as an asset to an organisation. Thus entrepreneurial skills enhance a student’s prospects of employment.
Do you have an idea that you would like to develop in to a business? Want to be your own boss? Whatever your reasons for wanting to start or develop a business, this course will provide you with the key skills and the practical knowledge to start, operate and grow your own business.
This course will equip participants with a range of skills and the practical knowledge required to evaluate business opportunities, create business plans, undertake market analysis, secure start-up or expansion finance and successfully manage an enterprise. In addition, whilst undertaking this course, participants are offered the opportunity to set up and operate a business producing a product or providing a service.
On completion of the course students will have greatly enhanced their potential to succeed in their own business, work with other employers or progress to degree courses in a range of Irish Higher Education Institutes
- Entrepreneurial Skills
- Start Your Own Business
- Business Administration
- Accounting-Manual & Computerised
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change
Higher Education Links:
For information on all relevant higher education links visit www.qqi.ie , www.cao.ie 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 www.cao.ie
Examples of Progression to Higher Education
- DIT – BSc (Hons) Business & Management –DT365
- IADT Dun Laoghaire BBus (Hons) Business Studies –Entrepreneurship-DL823
- NCI – BA(Hons) Business- NC009 (final year specialisation in entrepreneurship)
- UCD- B Business & Law – DN610 (require LCE Maths O2/H6)
- IT Blanchardstown BBus (Hons) Business – BN110
- 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
Graduates may progress into Year 1 of the IPA’s part time, NUI accredited Diploma in Business studies or Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) and can also avail of additional subject exemptions. Visit www.ipa.ie or contact the Institute of Public Administration directly for further details.
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.