Administration Skills for Business (Level 5)

This course provide learners with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of information and communications technology and practical IT skills required in the performance of a broad range of administrative and organisational tasks.

This course suits learners who want to acquire computer skills for the first time and learners who may have been in the work force before, but who now need to update and develop new skills. The course will build confidence and those who complete it will have gained improved communications and interpersonal skills. Participants will develop excellent keyboard, IT and accountancy skills and learn the basics of good business administration.

  • QQI Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102) – NFQ Level 5
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Certificate in Business Studies
  • Award Code: 5M2102
  • Level: 5 – Further Education & Training

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • DeskTop Publishing
  • Accounting- Manual and Computerised
  • Business Administration
  • Internet
  • Communications
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Experience

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:

  • UCD – BCommerce -DN650 (requires LCE Maths O2/H6)
  • TU Dublin- BBus (Hons) Business – TU901
  • TU Dublin – BBus (Hons) Management – TU908
  • TU Dublin – BBus (Hons) Accounting & Finance- TU911
  • NCI – BA (Hons) Business- NC009
  • NCI – Higher Certificate in Business- NC103
  • South East Technology University (SETU) – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with SETU linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees.

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Part-time Courses:

Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes in ITT.

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, graduates of the Administration Skills for Business course

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