Certificate in Human Resource Administration - QQI Level 5

Qualification QQI Level 5 5M2103

DURATION One year full time

"This Human Resource Administration course gives learners the opportunity to study Business modules such as Human Resource Mangemement, as well as Applied Economics and Accounting Manual & Computerised. Professionals working in HR need appropriate up to date knowledge combined with business skills, which is why this programme places human resource at the heart of organisational management in a rapidly changing, ever more complex, and increasingly global marketplace."  

About the Course

This course is designed to give learners the opportunity to study Business modules such as Human Resource Management, as well as Applied Economics and Accounting Manual & Computerised to deliver a comprehensive HRM course. 

This course is aimed at those who are interested in the growth of HRM in the modern organisation and those who wish to use the programme as a launchpad for further studies in HRM.

  • Human Resources
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Business Law
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Applied Economics
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised Payroll
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Word Processing
Course Requirements

Students applying for this course should have passed the Leaving Certificate in five subjects including English.

Mature Applicants welcome.

All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.

In the case of remote/blended learning use of a laptop and wifi connection is desirable.

Education Progression

Human Resource Administration offers excellent progression routes for students to either progress onto the QQI Level 6 Advanced Business Certificate in Rathmines College or Higher Education options.

From the Advanced Level 6 course many graduates have gone on to study at National College of Ireland (BA Business & HRM), TU Dublin Tallaght (BA Business Management) and IADT Dun Laoghaire BA Business Applied Entrepreneurship.

Business and HRM is a popular mix with students for education (Level 6 and Higher Education) and career progression opportunities as well as the scope of HRM sector, with jobs in a range of HR areas spanning recruitment, employment law and training. 


This couse has a mixture of continuous practical assessments and written examinations.

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.

Course Fees

€460 or €210 (with an in date medical card).

VTOS learners do not pay course fees. 

A deposit of €100 secures a place with the balance to be paid before the course commences.  

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