QQI Level 5 – International Trade – Code 5M2111
1 Year Full-time


Gain the knowledge, skills, and competence to work independently or under supervision in an international trade-oriented environment, or progress to higher education and training. Our International Trade programme provides work placement or work experience to enhance employability and transferable skills. Entrepreneurial and business planning skills and modules are also available to explore self-employment as a career option.

This programme is designed to enable learners to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work in an international trade-oriented environment. Develop transferable skills and explore self-employment as a career option.

Entry Requirements          

  • Leaving Cert or its equivalent is advised.
  • Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Marketing Practice
  • Business Administration
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • International Trade Practice
  • Digital Marketing
  • Math

Core Modules

  • Work Experience
  • Communications
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

Two weeks’ work experience is incorporated into this course.

Career Opportunities

After completing the programme, graduates can pursue a variety of related business and administrative sector roles within the international trade sector. Roles may include working in administrative, logistical, or informatics positions in a wide range of organizations.


Our certificate can be used to progress to higher level studies in Higher Education Institutions. Graduates may pursue a diploma or degree in many universities or IT colleges around the country. Find a large range of certificates and degree courses available on the newly expanded QQI links program. Progress to the following degree courses:

Progression to the following Degree courses:

DCU – DC111 – Business Studies

NUIM – MH401 – International Finance & Economics

NUIM – MH404 – International Business

TCD – TR081 – Business, Economic and Social Studies (BESS)

TUD – TU903 – Business & Management

TUD – TU905 – Economics and Finance

TUD – TU906 – Human Resource Management

TUD – TU922 – Marketing

Graduates can also alternatively avail of Progression to Level 6 QQI awards