• CERTIFICATION: QQI level 5 award in General Studies 5M3114
  • DURATION:One Year


This course is intended for students whose first language is not English. It provides a full award at QQI level 5 in Business Studies. Students will have the opportunity to attend 8 hours of intensive English language classes which will be accredited at QQI level 5

Programme of Study
  • English as a Second Language
  • Business Administration
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • The Internet
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
  • Leaving Cert Applied
  • Full QQI Level 4 Award
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following a successful interview

Career Opportunities
  • Administration
  • Retail
  • Customer service
  • Receptionists
Higher Education Progression*

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

*Places are not guaranteed in these Institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application. Information available also at www.cao.ie

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