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Business Studies, Marketing & Human Resources

QQI Level 5 Business (5M2102)


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.

Entry Requirements

•    LeavingCertificate:FivepassesatOrdinaryLevel,orfourpassesofwhichtwomustbein higher level papers; these subjects must include English, and Mathematics or Accountancy,or
•    Leaving Certificate Applied, Distinction,or
•    QQI/FETACLevel4award,or
•    Others, including mature students are assessed individually, and
•    Personalinterview

Principal Area of Study

Business Administration, Marketing Practice, Communications, Word Processing, Work Experience, Manual and Computerised Payroll, Business Law, Human Resources



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.


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 Institutes of Technology including DIT.  Many Graduates progress onto NCI to study Human Resource Management.

Duration 1:

1 Year

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