English (ESOL) and Business

Designed for international students | English, Business & IT Skills | QQI Level 5

English (ESOL) and Business for International Students

This one-year QQI Level 5 course is designed for students from overseas who wish to improve their knowledge of English and acquire Business and IT Skills. Students get the opportunity to participate in the diverse and vibrant learning environment of Rathmines College.

This course provides intensive English language training at intermediate level. Each student benefits from seven hours per week of English tuition.

Other modules include Communications, Customer Service & Business Administration which provides students with the opportunity to improve their English across all skills (speaking, listening, reading & writing). and prepare students for employment in Ireland.  Students develop lasting friendships during their time at Rathmines College.

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
  • 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.

Paul Issaly- English and graduate

What our Students Say

“…Rathmines was a life-changing experience for me. I was greeted with joy and made to feel at home, and in just a few months, my basic English was transformed into an incredible level. I enjoyed every day of classes and felt a sense of accomplishment with each new skill learned. Rathmines will always hold a special place in my heart as my second home. Thank you to everyone who made my experience unforgettable.”

Career Opportunites

Our English (ESOL) and IT graduates can find employment after they finish studying in Rathmines College. With the improved accuracy and confidence in their English, along with the practical skills they learn,  our graduates are 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.
I challenged myself to converse with native speakers and succeeded during my time at Rathmines. The welcoming atmosphere allowed me to approach conversations with a positive attitude and enjoy the process. Improving your skills while having fun is possible, so don't hesitate to start your own journey!
Paul Isaally
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