QQI Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102) – NFQ Level 5
This course is designed with the needs of adult students in mind. It suits adults who may have been in the work force before but who now need to update and develop new skills. It also suits adults who want to acquire computer skills for the first time. The course will build confidence and those who complete it will have gained improved communications and interpersonal skills. Participants will develop excellent keyboard skills, IT and accountancy skills and learn the basics of good business administration. In addition, students will be introduced to e-mail and the internet and its applications. No previous computer or keyboard skills are required. Classes take place from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The traditional formats of employment are changing. Employers are now providing more flexible working conditions to attract and retain their employees. In this context there is an increasing opportunity for the mature job applicant who can be more settled and committed to a particular employer.
- Word Processing
- DeskTop Publishing
- Accounting- Manual and Computerised
- Business Administration
- Personal Effectiveness
- Work Experience
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Awarding Body: QQI
Award Title: Certificate in Business Studies
Award Code: 5M2102
Level 5-further education and training
Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.
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
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 ,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
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/images/uploads/About_PDF/BCFE_Webpage_201610.pdf
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.
Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes in ITT.
What Our Students Say:
“As mature students we highly recommend this course. We have developed a high level of computer skills, have improved our confidence and feel prepared for job placement. The teachers are very patient and generous with their time and there is a good college atmosphere”
Anne Cummins, Gloria Nugent, Priscila Sousa and Teresa Sheridan, COS students, 2013/14
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.