QQI Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102) – NFQ Level 5
This innovative International Relations and Development course offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of current global development issues and challenges.. It provides students with the theory and practical skills for a career in the development sector working in non-governmental agencies or voluntary agencies.
Ireland’s Aid is delivered through the government aid programme, Irish Aid, as well as through many non-government organisations such as GOAL, Trocaire, Self-Help Africa and Concern. Graduates of ths course will be well-equipped to work in global development agencies and organisations in the areas of fundraising, publicity, advocacy and development.
The course is designed for both the school-leaver and the adult learner who has an interest in pursuing a career or further studies in global development.
International Aid and Development Course Content
- Global Development
- Applied Economics
- Political Studies
- Intercultural Studies
- Business Administration
- Work Experience
- Word Processing
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
– Full-time Courses:
- DCU – BA (Hons) International Relations -DC231
- UCC – BSc (Hons) International Development -CK214
- UCD- BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology – DN750
- 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
What our graduates say about the course
“The level of support and guidance I received from the course tutors and academic staff during the year influenced my decision to continue and pursue a degree in International Relations at DCU. During my time at Ballsbridge College I gained invaluable experience, developed academic skills and confidence essential to progress to third level education. The course tutors were supportive and encouraging throughout the year. The course offered a diverse range of modules, so you can explore a specific area of interest. The personal assessments and tutorials throughout the academic year were helpful. I would highly recommend the course”
Sophie Mahood, International Relations and Development graduate, progressed to International Relations, DCU
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.