Certificate in Marketing

QQI Level 5 | Excellent Introduction to Marketing & Business | Small class sizes | Progression opportunities to Level 8 business & marketing courses

Certificate in Marketing

This well-established one-year QQI Level 5 Certificate in Marketing course is an excellent introduction to so many areas of marketing – digital and traditional.

The course covers key areas of marketing to include digital marketing, marketing practice, PR and IT modules that further enhance skills needed to work in so many areas of marketing and communications.

Students benefit from small class sizes and can choose to study French or Spanish as an optional module. Assessment is mainly project based and students develop their entrepreneurial and digital marketing skills, working on marketing plans for real-life brands.

If you would like further information, come in to see us at one of our Open days running on Jan 26th, Feb 22nd or March 29th, from 1pm-4pm.

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 Award 5M2069
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
  • Marketing Practice
  • Digital Marketing
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Spreadsheet Methods OR Public Relations
  • Word Processing
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
  • Maths (Optional)
  • European Language (Optional)
Education Progression

Students who complete the one-year QQI Level 5  Certificate in Marketing 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. Our Level 6 graduates are eligible for advanced entry to 2nd year of popular business degree courses in both TU Dublin and NCI, including the Bachelor of Business in Marketing Practice in 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 Marketing have the skills and confidence to work in a wide range of professional roles. Recent graduates are now working in marketing, digital marketing, sales and marketing and PR for national and multinational organisations.


Doing the Certificate in Marketing was extremely beneficial. The classes were interesting and the teachers were very helpful with each step of the process. I am now studying Film in IADT.
Naomi Anu
Throughout the year all of the lectures were very supportive and the various modules were well structured and enjoyable. The coursework proved very manageable with constant help being offered from all the staff. The next step for me is Digital Marketing in TUD. I would strongly encourage anyone who might be interested in beginning a marketing career to consider Rathmines College.
Paddy Prendiville
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