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Business Studies Marketing and Human Resources


Is This Course For You?

Learners are equipped with the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and under supervision, providing business services and support in a range of business contexts and progression within Further Education or advancement to Higher Education studies.

Learners are given a solid foundation in Business Studies with specialised knowledge in marketing and human resources.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, or four passes of which two must be in higher level papers; these subjects must include English, and Mathematics or Accountancy, or
» Leaving Certificate Applied, Distinction, or
» QQI/FETAC Level 4 award, or
» Others, including mature students: Assessed individually, and
» Personal interview

What Will I Study?

Business Administration, Marketing Practice, Mathematics, Communications, Word Processing, Work Experience, Spreadsheet Methods, Business Law, Human Resources

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Business Studies 5M2102 NFQ Level 5

Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes also reserve a number of places
on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.

Students acquire a general qualification in business, which offers employment opportunities in diverse areas such as, finance, retail, marketing and human resources. Suitably qualified students may progress to study business at Institutes of Technology, including NCI or DIT.


1 Year

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Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants

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Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

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