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Course Code:   5M2102

Course Content:

  • Word Processing
  • Accounting (Manual and Computerised)
  • Applied Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Payroll (Manual and Computerised)
  • Business Administration
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies.






This one year course is designed to provide an excellent foundation for students wishing to advance to Business Degree Programmes in Third Level Institutes of Technology or Universities. Modules such as Accounting, Economics, Mathematics and Business Administration are core to this course and will give students who gain a place on a Degree programme a distinct advantage.

Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Cert Applied (LCA), Mature students or applicants with other equivalent qualifications are welcome to apply.

Progression and Career Options:

Graduates may advance to University and Institute of Technology Degree Programmes in DKIT, DIT, TCD, UCD, DCU, UCC, NUIG and Maynooth. This course also provides learners wishing to directly enter employment with the knowledge and key skills to do so. Students may also progress to a Level 6 course, Business with International Trade in DIFE. This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

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 Student Testimonial:

'I thoroughly enjoyed my time at DIFE and would highly recommend it as a starting point for students looking to go to higher education. I am currently in my third year of a BA Degree in Accounting and Finance in DCU. I found my time in DIFE invaluable, not only in gaining a place in my current course, but in giving me a great base from which to start a degree in Business.' - Sarah, Business with Accounting (past student)


Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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