Pre-University Business - 5M2468

This one year full-time course provides students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary for the dynamic world of business.

This course is designed to;

Help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of both manual and integrated bookkeeping.

Course Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent (mature students welcome)     

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here
  • Ukranian applicants should have a certificate of complete secondary education (after grade 11) or higher Click Here

Course Content

  • Business Administration Skills 5N1610

  • Customer Service 5N0972

  • Database Methods 5N0783

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977

  • Word Processing 5N1358

  • Bookkeeping 5N1354

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.


QQI Level 5 Award in Business Administration (5M2468)

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs.

  •  Office and Business Administration
  •  Business
  •  Accounting
  •  Marketing
  • Tourism

Progression to Higher Level

The following are the most relevant courses;

Sligo College of Further Education

ATU - Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any ATU Sligo programme through the CAO system. 

ATU - Letterkenny

ATU - Galway


  • There are no fees to study this course


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

For more information

Phone 071-92 02200 or email [email protected]

Please Note

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.