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Business & Computer Applications

QQI Level 5 Certificate – Information Processing (5M2067) 


This course is being designed to provide the Student with a strong foundation in computers and office applications. The fundamental emphasis of the programme is on developing the Student’s proficiency in using computers in the office environment thus enhancing the employment opportunities in the business/information technology (IT) sector.

Entry Requirements

•    Leaving Certificate 5 Passes, or
•    Leaving Certificate Applied, and
•    Personal Interview

Principal Area of Study

Information and Communication Systems, Database Methods, Spreadsheet Methods, The Internet, Desktop Publishing, Word Processing, Communications and Work Experience.



Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third Level Institutes also reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each Institute individually. Learners who complete this Major QQI Award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI Major Award.


Graduates of this course will have acquired the skills necessary to seek employment in a business/IT environment e.g. office administration, IT support, document maintenance, & publishing. Alternatively, suitably qualified students will have the opportunity to progress to third level Institutes of Technology to study computer related courses.


1 Year

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