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QQI PLC in Business Studies (5M2102)

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This practical one-year Business accounting course is designed to provide an excellent foundation for learners wishing to progress to Business Degree Programmes at Third Level. This course will allow the learner to build skills in accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, web design, communications and information technology. This course also provides learners with the core business skills required to entry the workplace.

Students will attend work placement on a block basis. One of the great benefits of work experience is that it can lead to a full-time job. Work placement is arranged in business firms or professional offices.

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Course Content

Payroll, Manual & Computerised (Coll Soft)

Accounting, Manual & Computerised (Sage Line50)

Internet & E-mail

Spread sheet Methods

Word Processing

Business Administration


Work Experience

ICS Skills Certification

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent, combined with an interest in office work and business. Applications are especially welcome from mature students (over 23 years of age).

Career Opportunities

The course prepares school-leavers for employment opportunities in a business environment.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Award in Business Studies - 5M2102
  • Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
  • Successful completion of this Level 5 Award may lead to entry into the Advanced Certificate in Business Management QQI Level 6 at GTI.
  • Many students progress to Business Studies in GMIT and other Institutes of Technology
  • Progression to all GMIT courses apart from Nursing.
  • The following are the most relevant:
  • GA170 Business Level 7.
  • GA181 Bachelor of Business in Accounting Level 8



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