The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and competence in business studies in order to meet the standards set by the awarding body in the award specification for Business Studies 5M2102 level 5.

Please refer to Programme Descriptor for Programme Objectives


  • Education: No formal education or qualifications are required although applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 4 when accessing a Level 5 programme.
  • 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.


Title Award Awarding Body
Word Processing - 5N1358 Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Business Administration Business Administration Skills (5N1610) QQI
Database Methods Database Methods (5N0783) QQI
Desktop Publishing Level 5 Desktop Publishing (5N0785) QQI
Marketing Practice Marketing Practice (5N1400) QQI
Spreadsheet Methods Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) QQI


Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the
associated Component Specifications.