QQI Level 5 – Business Studies – Code 5M2102
1 year Full-time


These courses prepare students for employment opportunities in finance setting in the area of accounting and insurance by providing students with a broad and balanced programme while allowing for individuality.

The specialist modules allow students to select based on their chosen area of interest.  The courses are of value to those who are interested in working in financial services settings such as Insurance companies or banks a complex and highly regulator sector within our Economy.  Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are a key element in today’s business communications and this course can support the integration of Office applications and social media in a business context. It is very varied and will give you the IT and administrative skills required to build a career in this exciting profession.

Entry Requirements          

  • Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. 
  • For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. 

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Business Administration
  • Financial Services
  • Database Methods
  • Book Keeping Manual and Computerised
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised

Core Modules

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

Employment and Career Opportunities

  • Banking or Insurance administrator
  • Administrator in Marketing or Social Media sector
  • Professional administrator in any office business


Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies to the Certificate in Administration Level 6 available in the College or to Institutes of Technology and Universities.  Examples of progression courses include:

  • BFEI, Accounting Technician Apprenticeship
  • DIT, DT315 Business Studies
  • IT Tallaght, TA111 Accounting and Finance
  • IADT, DL823 Business Studies – Entrepreneurship and Management