1QQI Level 5 Certificate: 5M2102

Within this programme, Business Studies with Office Administration Skills, there are a number of combinations of programme modules that will afford the learner the opportunity to achieve certification in the major award.

Course Objectives

The main aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to everyday business situations. The course is also designed to enable students to gain an extensive understanding of the role and function of management in the business environment, and to develop effective management skills.

Course Content

  • Business Administration Skills
  • Applied Economics
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Bookkeeping – Manual & Computerised
  • E-Business
  • Text Production
  • Word Processing

*Modules subject to change

Work Experience

Students must obtain 10 days work experience in a vocational related area. Garda Clearance maybe required for work experience

Entry Requirements

Students should be of Leaving Certificate standard or Applied Leaving Certificate with distinction. Portlaoise College welcomes applications from mature students. Mature students are assessed on their merits and may not require the above qualifications.


Certificate in Business Studies – QQI Level 5

Student Grants

Eligible Students may apply for a Further Higher Education Grant or in some cases Back to School Allowance


Students who successfully complete this course may apply to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.


Students may apply on-line from the 23rd January 2017. Facilities will be available in Portlaoise College Institute of Further Education for students to apply on-line on Thursday 9 March 2017 between 5pm and 7.00pm (Open Evening)


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5 days per week - Monday to Thursday 9am - 3:55pm and Friday 9am - 1:15pm

For further details, please contact

Ms Mary Ahern
Course Co-ordinator
Portlaoise College,
Mountrath Road,
Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: (057) 8621480 / 8621456
Email: mahern@portlaoisecollege.ie


Each PLC course is subject to availability. Laois & Offaly ETB reserves the right to cancel or discontinue courses.