Cost €450

inc. Govt Charge

Business Studies

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Qualification/Certification

QQI Level 5 Award in Business Studies 5M2102                               Duration: 1 year

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Note: This course costs €250 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

What will I study?

  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Business Admin. Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Spreadsheets
  • Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Word Processing
  • Marketing Practice

Please note the components listed above may vary occasionally

How will I learn?

You will have a mixture of classroom-based subjects, mandatory work placement and independent study. You will be expected to complete assignments throughout the year.

How will I be assessed?

A full Award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year.(Continuous Assessment) On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade.

What we would like from you!

Applicants with an interest in business practice and IT applications. You will be responsible for securing an appropriate off site work placement before the beginning of the course.

Career/Progression Opportunities

Graduates of this course are well equipped to work in any business. It is particularly relevant when seeking employment in Administration, Accounting, the Retail Sector, Insurance  and Marketing.  This course covers all the major business areas and provides a comprehensive knowledge of each of the major functions of business. Students can go on to study a range of courses including Business, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, HR, Business & Law, Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Auctioneering, Logistics, Event Management etc.  Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Graduates of this course are studying Business in UCD, DCU, Maynooth, NCI and DIT.

Click this course code 5M2102 to see the list of Third Level courses this Award links with. You can also select “any award” in the same search box and this will return all courses open to students who have successfully completed a QQI Level 5 course.

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Entry Requirements

Any student over 16 years seeking entry to this programme does not need a previous formal qualification.  However, the student must demonstrate at interview the capacity to successfully participate on this programme. This includes both the academic and work experience elements of the programme. Should the student have previous qualifications, one of the following may be advantageous for admission to the programme:

  • Leaving Certificate/LCVP/LCA
  • QQI Level 4 Award
  • Applicants must have attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths or equivalent
  • Students who have/are taking LCA or Leaving Certificate Foundation Maths must sit a short Maths test in Killester College as part of the Application process.
  • Students  who may not have formal academic requirements but who have the ability to successfully participate on the course will be considered. (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning)
  • Mature students (over 21 years) may be entitled to VTOS funding
  • Interview

Enquiries: ruth.mccarra@killestercollege.ie

Course Code 110