Certificate in Pre-University Marketing

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Certificate in Pre-University Marketing

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

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 Award 5M2069
September 2022 - May 2023
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
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing Practice
  • Digital Marketing
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Statistics
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
  • Word Processing
  • Maths (Optional)
  • European Language (Optional)
Education Progression

Students who complete the one-year Pre-University Marketing 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 Finance 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.


Staff were incredibly helpful, informative and warm and I am now studying a Level 7 in Digital Marketing in TU Dublin.
Paddy Prenderville
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