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Business – Business Studies Level 5

Course Code BSC

NFQ Level 5

Duration 1 Year

QQI Code 5M2102

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies

This 1-year Business Studies course gives a solid foundation in the skills required for business including accounts & bookkeeping, marketing, and computing.

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This one-year course in Business Studies will give you a solid foundation in the academic, practical, and personal skills required for a career in business where you will gain an appreciation and understanding of the ever-changing business environment.

The Business Studies course will help you to fully appreciate the vital business roles played by Customer Service, Marketing Practice, Bookkeeping, and Business Administration Skills, all of which are important to ensure a successful career in business. You will find this course gives you an opportunity to build and refine your skills so that upon successful completion you will have a set of business skills giving the opportunity to progress to further study or bring you into a career in business

Course Content

  • Customer Service
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Marketing Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Business Administration Skills

Entry Requirements

  • Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP including Maths and English or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied, or a relevant QQI Level 4 Certificate. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).


  • Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry to the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (BHND) at BCFE.
  • Graduates of this course may also apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to higher and advanced certificate and degree programmes at national Institutes of Technology, Technological Universities and Universities (applicants should confirm linked awards and eligibility requirements with the relevant Higher Education Institution).
a solid foundation in the skills required for business
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