English & Information Technology for International Students - QQI Level 5

  • Award
  • QQI Level 5 Award 5M0529
  • One year full time

Course Aims

This course 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 to integrate with their Irish counterparts in the student centre of Rathmines.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.

Course Requirements

Each applicant will be interviewed and assessed on his/her suitability for this course. Language competency testing is part of the application process for this course.
All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.
All applicants will be interviewed.

Course Modules

ESOL (English as a Second Language)
Business Administration
Reception Study Skills
Business Administration
Accounting – Manual and Computerised
Spreadsheet Methods
Word Processing
French (optional)
Statistics (optional)


QQI Level 5 Major Award - Business Studies 5M2102

College Certificate

Cambridge First Certificate and Advanced Examinations

Education Progression

On successful completion of a QQI Level 5 course students have the opportunity to progress within Rathmines College to:
QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985;
QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business – Legal 6M4985;
BTEC Higher National Diploma Course in Business (Marketing); or to our
Professional Accounting Department where they may choose from a range of ACCA and ATI Professional Accounting courses.

Students who achieve the required results in their level 6 award will have the opportunity to apply for advanced entry to a number of Higher Education colleges including DIT, NCI, ITB and ITT. QQI Level 5 award holders may also apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges through the CAO system. Click here to see current links from our QQI business awards to Higher Education courses in the Dublin area. See the CAO website and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions for more information. Please note that some higher education courses have specific results and subjects requirements.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course are equipped to seek employment in a range of business, administration and accountancy environments

Work Experience

Work Experience is an essential part of all our programmes and gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired on the course.

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