Business & Computing

Course Aim

This one year course can help you to develop the critical skills necessary to work in business. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the business environment and a broad knowledge of application software. The course provides a solid foundation for anyone wishing to advance to degree courses in colleges and universities such as DkIT, Maynooth University and DCU.

Course Modules

  • Applied Economics
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Communications
  • Database Methods
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience



5M2102 QQI Level 5 Business Studies


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression To Degrees

Maynooth University | Business/ Business and Accounting /Entrepreneurship | Level 8
DkIT/TU Dublin | Business and Management |Human Resource Management | Level 8
DCU | Accounting and Finance | Level 8
DkIT | Accounting and Finance | Level 8
DCU/DkIT/NUI, Galway | Business Studies | Level 8
NUI Galway | Commerce | Level 8


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Reception and Front Office | Office Administration | Clerical Officer | Retail | Banking | Accounting | Set up your own business


I was floundering initially, but teachers were really helpful and kept me on track. I would have struggled in DkIT with some subjects, had I not gone to Ó Fiaich first. I progressed to DkIT where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and a second class honours post-graduate Degree. Currently, I work as a technical support consultant in Intact Software.


Brian Finnegan, Business Studies Graduate, 2011

Brian Finnegan
Brian Finnegan
Business Studies Graduate, 2011

2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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