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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Business Studies, Marketing and Human Resources

PLSS Code 413744 | Course Fees: Free | Registration Charge: €50

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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

In general you need to have a minimum of 5 passes at ordinary level in the Leaving Certificate (subjects must include English, and Mathematics or Accountancy) or its equivalent.  Applications are welcome from students with Leaving Certificate Vocational, Leaving Certificate Applied or FETAC Level 4 qualifications.  Exceptions can be made where special circumstances apply on a case by case basis.  The Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for mature students and appropriate experience can be considered as meeting the entry requirement for most courses.

We also welcome applications from mature students on all our courses.

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

There are approximately forty Higher Education Institutions including Universities, Technological Universities and private colleges offering places on a range of courses to QQI full award certificate holders. QQI’s information page Going to higher education using my QQI Award provides answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.

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 visit

Full awards can also be used for graduates' progression to Further Education level 6 courses -  visit for further information. Full awards can also be used for entry to UK, European and International universities, on a case-by-case basis. Full information can be found here.

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 Technological Universities, including NCI or TUD.

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   Routes for this Course


1 Year

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

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

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board