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Business & IT

Business and IT is a well-established one-year Rathmines College QQI Level 5 course and an excellent introduction to so many business and IT areas. The blend of business modules with practical IT skills on this course is a great balance between learning about business, accounting and economics and the day to day IT requirements of working in many business sectors. Successful graduates of this course have the opportunity to apply for progression to popular 3rd level business courses such as Business Studies in DCU (DC111) or Commerce in UCD (DN650)

Jan Yvonne Tolentino Student Rathmines College

“…I decided to pursue this course because I think it was the next best step for my career to learn more skills and to polish what I already had.  We helped each other to get the assignments finished on time. It was a memorable experience in the College from the day I started studying till the day of graduation…”

Jan Yvonne Tolentino | Business & IT | Class of 2022

 

 

Key Information
QQI Level 5
duration
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 Award 5M2102
September- May
Course requirements
  • Applicants should have completed Leaving Certificate course or equivalent
  • Mathematics at ordinary level is desirable.
  • Mature Applicants welcome
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry
  • Use of a computer / laptop and Wi-Fi is desirable
Course modules
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Payroll Manual & Computerised
  • Spreadsheets
  • Web Authoring
  • Word Processing
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Communications
  • Maths (Optional)
  • Language (Optional)
Education Progression

Students who complete the one-year Business and IT QQI Level 5 course can progress through the CAO system to Higher Education courses in Trinity College Dublin, UCD, DCU, Maynooth University, TU Dublin, National College of Ireland and IADT.

Another progression route is the Rathmines College QQI Level 6 one-year Advanced Certificate in Business, students have the opportunity to access courses at Advanced Entry (2nd year) of popular degree courses in both TU Dublin and NCI.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business and IT have the skills and confidence to work in a wide range of professional roles. Recent graduates are now working in banking and finance, sales and marketing and HRM for national and multinational organisations.

Testimonials

Spending an extra year doing my QQI Level 5 in Business and IT was the best decision for me. The help and support from teachers was great. I felt like I had more potential after graduating from Business and IT and the course led me to now studying Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) in Trinity.
Noman Javed
I decided to pursue this course because I think it was the next best step for my career to learn more skills and to polish what I already had. Teamwork, Trust and how we help each other and get the assignment finish on time. It was a memorable experience in the College from the day I started studying till the day of graduation.
Jan Yvonne Tolentino | Business & IT
Course Fees
Total Fees
No hidden extras
€50
Total
€50

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