Retail Studies

Course Aim

Have you a passion for fashion or have a keen interest in buying or selling goods? This course provides an introduction to the fundamental skills around entrepreneurship and starting your own business. You will gain exposure to the retail industry learning vital skills such as negotiating, selling and marketing and developing retail displays.


Course Modules

  • Retail Display
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Retail Selling
  • Digital Marketing
  • Fashion Buying and Merchandising
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Business Law
  • Safety and Health at Work



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.

Progression To Degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:


DCU/DkIT | Accounting & Finance | Level 8

Maynooth University | Business and Accounting | Level 8

NUI Galway | Law & Business | Level 8

UCD | Commerce | Level 8

UCD | Business and Law | Level 8

GMIT | Human Resource Management | Level 7

Dundalk IT | Business Studies | Level 8

DCU | Business Studies | Level 8


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Accountancy Practices l Business Administration Roles | Project Manager | Financial Clerical Officer | Accounts Administrator | Payroll Clerk | Funds Manager | HR Administrator


Ireland is the 4th largest provider of Financial Services in the EU

2021-22 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 13th September 2021. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after 1st October 2021. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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