Certificate in English and IT

This course is specifically designed for students from overseas who wish to improve their knowledge of English and acquire Business and IT Skills.

Certificate in English and IT

This one-year QQI Level 5 course in English and IT is designed for students from overseas who wish to improve their knowledge of English and acquire Business and IT Skills. The College provides an ideal environment for students of this course to integrate with their Irish counterparts and other international students in the vibrant learning environment of Rathmines College.

This course provides intensive English language training at intermediate level and each student benefits from seven hours per week of English tuition with highly experienced and qualified professionals.

Complementing the formal English language study, modules such as Communications and Customer Service provide the students with the opportunity to perfect and reinforce the skills and abilities they learn in English across all skills (speaking, listening, reading & writing). The Business Administration module gives EIT students the chance to learn all of the most important things when it comes to administration; students have the chance to learn very important business English vocabulary which will prepare them for employment in Ireland.

One thing that makes the English & IT students stand out a lot in Rathmines College from the other class groups is that the English & IT students form very strong friendships during their time at Rathmines College. These bonds of friendship last a lifetime. Apply online for your place now so that you can take the first step in the next chapter of your life.

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 Award 5M2102
September - May
Course requirements
  • All applicants will do an English test at entry
  • Mature Applicants welcome
  • Use of a computer / laptop and Wi-Fi is desirable
Course modules
  • English as a Second Language (ESOL)
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting Manual and Computerised
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
  • Maths (Optional)
  • European Language (Optional)
Education Progression

Students who complete the one-year QQI Level 5 English (ESOL) and IT 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 and the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business – Legal. Students have the opportunity to access courses at Advanced Entry (2nd year) of popular degree courses in both TU Dublin and NCI. Students also progress to the Rathmines College Professional Accounting courses where they can choose from a range of ACCA and ATI courses.

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

Our English (ESOL) and IT graduates always find meaningful employment after they finish studying in Rathmines College. With the improved accuracy and confidence in their English, along with the practical skills they learn, make our graduates excellent candidates for employment.


I had a very good relationship with my teachers and classmates, they are like my friends and I am so much more confident talking and writing in English.
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