QQI Level 5 – Component Award
1 Year


Take the first step to building a successful career in business with our part-time Introduction to Business course. This broad and balanced programme provides students with the IT and administrative skills required to excel in executive secretary/personal assistant, medical or legal settings, digital office and marketing areas, financial services, and small innovation SMEs. The course leads to the Office Administration QQI Level 5 5M1997 and provides opportunities for further studies or to enter the workforce.


This part-time course is ideal for anyone with an interest in business. The aim is to equip students with the IT and administrative skills required to excel in exciting and diverse business professions.

Entry Requirements

Anyone who has left full-time education can take part in this course.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Marketing Practice
  • Financial Services

Core Modules

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Information & Administration
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.


Part Time (BTEI)

The Back To Education Initiative (BTEI) provides part-time further education courses. It gives individuals the opportunity to combine learning with family, work and other responsibilities.

Fees for part-time courses offered under BTEI are normally €200 – €300, depending on duration and schedule. Certain participants are eligible for free tuition:

  • People with less than upper-second level education
  • Jobseekers or means-tested social welfare payment recipients
  • Working Family Payment (formerly known as Family Income Supplement) recipients
  • Medical cardholders
  • Eligible to participate in VTOS or Youthreach

All other participants are charged a fee.