Retail Studies

Course Aim

Have you a passion for fashion or have a keen interest in buying or selling goods? This course provides an introduction to the fundamental skills around entrepreneurship and starting your own business. You will gain exposure to the retail industry learning vital skills such as negotiating, selling and marketing and developing retail displays.


Course Modules

  • Accounting Manual and Computerised
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Business Law
  • Taxation
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Spreadsheet Methods



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

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:


DCU/DkIT | Accounting & Finance | Level 8

Maynooth University | Business and Accounting | Level 8

NUI Galway | Law & Business | Level 8

UCD | Commerce | Level 8

UCD | Business and Law | Level 8

GMIT | Human Resource Management | Level 7

Dundalk IT | Business Studies | Level 8

DCU | Business Studies | Level 8


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Accountancy Practices l Business Administration Roles | Project Manager | Financial Clerical Officer | Accounts Administrator | Payroll Clerk | Funds Manager | HR Administrator


Ireland is the 4th largest provider of Financial Services in the EU

Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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