Business & Computing

Course Aim

This year-long 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, NUIM and DCU.


Course Modules

  • Applied Economics
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Communications
  • Database Methods
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience



5M2102 QQI Level 5 Business Studies


Entry Requirements

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.

Higher Education

Maynooth University | Business (options) | Level 8
Maynooth University | Business and Accounting | Level 8
DCU | Accounting and Finance | Level 8
DkIT | Accounting and Finance | Level 8
DkIT | Business Studies | Level 8
DCU | Business Studies | Level 8
TU Dublin | Business and Management | Level 8
TU Dublin - DIT | Human Resource Management | Level 8


Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

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

Brian Finnegan
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.



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