This one year course can help you to develop the critical skills necessary to work in business. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the business environment and a broad knowledge of application software. The course provides a solid foundation for anyone wishing to advance to degree courses in colleges and universities such as DkIT, Maynooth University and DCU.
- Applied Economics
- Accounting Manual & Computerised
- Business Administration Skills
- Database Methods
- Desktop Publishing
- Spreadsheet Methods
- Start Your Own Business
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Progression To Degrees
Maynooth University | Business/ Business and Accounting /Entrepreneurship | Level 8
DkIT/TU Dublin | Business and Management |Human Resource Management | Level 8
DCU | Accounting and Finance | Level 8
DkIT | Accounting and Finance | Level 8
DCU/DkIT/NUI, Galway | Business Studies | Level 8
NUI Galway | Commerce | Level 8
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:
Reception and Front Office | Office Administration | Clerical Officer | Retail | Banking | Accounting | Set up your own business
I was floundering initially, but teachers were really helpful and kept me on track. I would have struggled in DkIT with some subjects, had I not gone to Ó Fiaich first. I progressed to DkIT where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and a second class honours post-graduate Degree. Currently, I work as a technical support consultant in Intact Software.
Brian Finnegan, Business Studies Graduate, 2011
Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
- Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
- Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
- Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
QQI Certification Charge:
- QQI Level 5 €50
- QQI Level 6 €80
Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.
Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.