National Certificate in Business Studies

Aim of the Course

The course will provide comprehensive training in all office skills and the confidence necessary to work in the financial services industry.

Certification

QQI LEVEL 5 BUSINESS STUDIES

Course Content

Participants will study a combination of modules from the list outlined below:

  • information and administration
  • applied economics
  • accounting
  • business law
  • customer service
  • word processing
  • text production
  • work experience
  • audio transcription

Work Experience

Students are placed in various offices for two weeks to gain office experience and to establish contact with prospective employers.

Duration

One year full-time course from September to May.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess the Leaving Certificate/Leaving Cert. Applied or equivalent. If you are over twenty-one, you can apply to enrol as a mature student on the basis of your age and experience. The learner must be Garda vetted to avail of college facilities.

Progression / Further Education

limited number of places are reserved on a competitive basis on ordinary degree and honours degree courses in third level colleges for students who successfully complete a QQI Level 5 Course. Please refer to the current guide to the Higher Education Links Scheme on www.qqi.ie and www.cao.ie

COURSE FEES

As the course is NDP funded, there are no tuition fees. However, the following are payable:

  • €20 non-refundable administration fee with your application form
  • €100 registration fee on commencement of the course
  • €200 contribution to the Department of Education & Skills; see here for exemptions
  • €50 exam fees payable in January; see here for exemptions
  • Some modules will require the purchase of a text book

GRANTS AND SOCIAL WELFARE

Enquiries regarding maintenance grants: please check www.susi.ie. Social Welfare or the Back to Education Scheme, contact the Department of Family and Social Affairs, Ennis, Co. Clare.

About This Course

DurationOne year full-time course from September to May.
Course id5M2102
Start date11 Sep 2017
CertificationQQI LEVEL 5 BUSINESS STUDIES
LocationEnnis College of Further Education
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