Business Studies with Digital Media Marketing (Business Studies) 5M2102 (412746)

Course Description

This one year programme validated by QQI is particularly suited to students seeking to train or upskill for the modern workforce. It is also ideal for students who wish to get a points for Business or Arts courses in college, to take a gap year or who have yet to decide on careers or college courses. Students learn essential skills for progressing their education in third level.

Course Content

  • Marketing practice (incorporating social media) 5N1400
  • Business Administration 5N2468
  • Spreadsheet methods 5N1977
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Accounting manual and computerised (SAGE) 5N1348
  • Professional Presentation skills 5N0690
  • Web Authoring 5N1910
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Mathematics (optional) 5N1833

This course provides graduates with a QQI Level 5 Business Studies Major Award 5M2102. Learners may also complete an ECDL certificate.

Entry Requirements

QQI L4 or equivalent for all Level 5 courses.
If the Leaving Certificate has been completed, details should be submitted with your application.
Mature learners may be exempt from the academic requirements.
First round offers will be made in May to all eligible applicants with subsequent offers made in September.

Work Experience

Learners complete a block of 10 days’ work experience. Many Graduates obtain employment as a result of their work experience placement. Work experience will be in the area of Administration, Reception or Customer service environment. Work placement for Erasmus + students is arranged in business firms or professional offices or in Erasmus + partner organisations in Tenerife.


This course leads to a career in areas such as general business, accounting, banking, insurance, marketing, management, administration, retail and computing. Many of our graduates continue their education at level 6 – 8 in Mullingar Community College, AIT or NUI Maynooth or work as administrators in Local Government, HSE, schools and local businesses.

Through the QQI FET Links Scheme-Graduates can apply entry to Year 1 of related courses in the Business area in Universities and many business and other courses in Institutes of Technology with continuity of grant if applicable. Examples of linked courses include

Athlone Institute of Technology

AL663 Business Sport and Recreation Level 6
AL752 Business Level 7
AL859 International Business Level 8
AL731 Veterinary Nursing level 7

NUI Maynooth

MH101 Arts
MH404 Business

For further details contact Ms Elaine O Reilly, PLC Coordinator,

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