Business Administration 386469

What is the aim of the programme?

The aim of this skills to compete programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and under supervision in an administrative role in a range of business contexts and/or to progress to further and higher education and training. Learners will have acquired the knowledge skills and competencies in the theory and practice in this vocational area. Also at the completion ofthis full award, learners can apply for further and higher education insititutions using the QQI entry route.

Students are offered ESOL support if needed. All our students avail of free Career and Educational Guidance and Information service.

What is the course content and certification?

The successful completion of the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Business Administration will enable applicants to work under supervision in an administrative role in a range of business contexts.

Title Award Awarding Body
Spreadsheet Methods Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) QQI – Term 1
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI – Term 1
Bookkeeping Manual And Computerised Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised (5N1354) QQI – Term 1
Business Administration Business Administration Skills (5N1610) QQI – Term 1
Desktop Publishing Level 5 Desktop Publishing (5N0785) QQI – Term 2
Payroll Manual And Computerised Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546) QQI – Term 2
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI  -Term 2
Word Processing Word Processing (5N1358) QQI – Term 2

What are the entry requirements?

  • Education: Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 4 when accessing a Level 5 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Screening Process: Applicants are invited to an English reading and writing and numerical assessment regardless of previous education attainment. This assessment is called screening. Based on the outcome of this screening, applicants may be invited for interview, offered an alternative course to suit their learning needs, placed directly onto a course or referred to our Guidance Service

How much does it cost?

There are no fees for people who fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • Adults who are in receipt of a social welfare payment; or
  • Adults who left school early; or
  • Adults who did not complete the Irish Leaving Certificate; or
  • Adults who have a valid medical card
  • Adults who are on credits.

When does it happen?

This course is part time, during the day and it takes place in Adult Education Centre Riversdale, Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15.

Term 1: Start Date 04/09/2023, Duration 16 weeks – Part time

Term 2: Start Date 17/01/2024, Duration TBA – Part time

*This course, times, dates and modules are subject to change.

How to apply?

Please apply though clicking the link below before the start of term.

If the application deadline has passed and you still want to be considered for the next intake or put your name on a waiting list, please contact the reception in Riversdale at 01-8236532.

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Our Adult Literacy and BTEI courses are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020