Business Studies, Marketing and Human Resources
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.
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.
Business Administration, Marketing Practice, Mathematics, Communications, Word Processing, Work Experience, Spreadsheet Methods, Business Law, Human Resources
QQI Business Studies 5M2102 NFQ Level 5
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 cao.ie.
Full awards can also be used for graduates' progression to Further Education level 6 courses - visit cao.ie 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.