Certificate in Business and IT

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Certificate in Business and 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.

Key Information
QQI Level 5
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
  • Work Experience / 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.

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College assists students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.

The module Personal and Professional Development may be taught instead of Work Experience.

Career Opportunites

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.


Spending an extra year doing the QQI Level 5 Business and IT course was the best decision for me. I had great help and support from teachers and it meant I was able to progree to BESS In Trinity.
Noman Javed
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