Certificate in Pre-University Marketing

QQI Level 5 | Pre-University Marketing Course | Opportunities to progress to 3rd Level

Certificate in Pre-University Marketing

This well-established programme is one of the best QQI Level 5  pre-university marketing courses in Dublin for students who wish to secure a 1st year place in a University Marketing degree.  Covering a range of marketing related modules including: Marketing practice, Behavioural Studies, Economics and Digital Marketing, students graduate with the skills needed to progress to a 3rd Level business or marketing degree.  Here’s what our students say:

Alison O'Kelly | Graduate of the Pre-University Marketing Course 2023“I genuinely couldn’t recommend Rathmines college enough. When I didn’t get the leaving cert points that I had hoped for, I had no idea how I was going to get into university, but after meeting all the tutors and staff in Rathmines, I knew I was in safe hands! There is such a community spirit around the college, all the staff are so supportive and welcoming, and they really do prioritise the students. The marketing course is so comprehensive, and it has already given me so many opportunities that otherwise would never have been possible. It really did confirm just how much I want to pursue a career in the business and marketing world. If you are in doubt, take the leap and enrol with Rathmines, I promise you won’t regret it!

Alison O’Kelly, Class of 2023 | Now studying Business Studies at DCU | DC111

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
  • Statistics
  • Word Processing
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • 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. Popular courses that our students progress to include:

  • TU920 Digital Marketing [Blanchardstown]
  • TU922 Marketing [City Centre – Aungier Street]
  • DC240 Marketing, Innovation and Technology – Level 8
  • DC111 Business Studies – Level 8

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.


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
Doing the 1-year Certificate in Marketing with Digital Media course at Rathmines College was extremely beneficial. The classes were very interesting, and all the tutors, teachers, and students were very kind and helpful, if you needed help with anything they were always there to help, I 100% recommend choosing Rathmines College to study. All the modules are well-structured and interesting. With the help of my wonderful teachers and a fantastic course, I've realized that Digital Marketing is a course/career I want to continue. I'm so glad I made the decision to go to Rathmines College.
Eunice Aigbedion
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