Business Studies & Digital Marketing - Level 5

QQI Certification Business Studies 5M2102

This is a one year course at Post Leaving Certificate level.

It provides an introduction to the important areas of business theory and training in the relevant computer practices used in the modern office/business environment. Students may progress for further studies and direct employment in this area.

Entry requirements
Students will be expected to have passed the Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied examination (Merit Level) or equivalent.

Course Duration
1 year (September - May). Monday - Friday with usual school holidays.

Course Content
The following are the modules delivered in course:

  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • E-Business
  • Book-keeping (Manual & Computerised SAGE)
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Web Authoring

Successful completion of the course will lead to a QQI Level 5 Business Studies Certificate 5M2102.

"Studying Business at St Conleth’s Community College was one of the best educational decisions I have made. The wide range of skills and knowledge learned, both in theory and usefulness provided me with the tools to grow academically and personally. This gave me the encouragement to further my studies and successfully attend and complete third level education. It also gave me the belief to pursue a career in the business environment. Studying Business here was an enjoyable and worthwhile experience, helped by the encouragement and support of staff, always willing to offer guidance and assistance to me. Anyone who has an interest in business, would like to develop their knowledge and skills in this area or see it as a foundation to further education, should apply for this course." (Michael M)

"After my Leaving Certificate in 2019, I went into a college course which I ended up not being satisfied with and decided to complete a Level 5 Business course instead with the hopes that it will broaden my options for the following academic year.

My experience at St. Conleth’s was brilliant. The course offered a diverse range of modules which gave me a great insight into specific areas of interest. Overall, it was a great foundation for a Business Degree. The staff are great at what they teach and were extremely helpful and supportive throughout the year which not only made it much easier to learn but allowed me to achieve the results I needed for my course!
I am now studying Commerce at UCD and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to take on the PLC course instead of giving up. It equipped me with new skills and knowledge and I was more than prepared to take on the challenging university work!

I honestly couldn’t recommend St. Conleth’s enough. Especially to students coming straight out from their Leaving Certificate who are still unsure about what they would like to study in the future. But also, absolutely anybody who would like to re-enter education and further their studies and gain new skills!" (Nicole Z)

"The Business and digital marketing course in St. Conleth’s Community College was one that benefited me massively as I have now gone on to further my studies in the business sector by studying business with options in Maynooth and have also been promoted to Sales Lead in my place of work which is Polo Ralph Lauren. This course has provided me with the tools and knowledge to progress in life and would highly recommend to anyone that is unsure on studying business in college and if they are looking for a glimpse of what it is like.

Each subject within the module is challenging but beneficial and gives a great insight into the business world. All tutors work very well and closely with every student, I myself had great relationships with all tutors, this also benefited me to thoroughly enjoy my time throughout the academic year. "(Andy L)

Educational Progression

Learners typically progress on successful completion of course to a wide variety of business courses at Levels 6/7/8 in various higher education colleges and universities. There is a Career Guidance Counsellor available exclusively for Further Education students who also is timetabled for one class period per week. Students are equipped to enter the workforce directly to work in office/administrative or retail settings.

There will be a €20 administration fee on application. There will be no tuition fees, however there will be a €180 administration (and certification) fee.

How To Apply
Please complete the application on the school website.

  • Online Click Here!
  • OR Contact 045 431417 school office

Places will only be allocated following a successful interview. Interviews will be held in May and August. Applicants will be notified by email or phone.

Course Co-ordinator Aidan Brehony

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