Course Description

Pre-University Business Studies

Pre-University Business Studies is a course run by Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), Dublin. It is a In-house Training course with a duration of 2 Years. Pre-University Business Studies gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Pre-University Business Studies at Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE), please review the details below.

In the business department we challenge ourselves and our students to strive for excellence.  We believe that achievement lies not in luck but in preparation, hard work and attention to detail.  Our philosophy is that when you learn, you succeed.

This is a two year course designed to encompass a broad range of business related subjects which create an understanding of the range of skills and activities needed to compete successfully in the business world. This course covers all major business areas and topics and provides a comprehensive knowledge of each of the major functions of business. The structure ensures that students have the widest possible range of career, employment and higher education options open to them on completion of their studies.

Course Content

Year One (QQI Level 5)

Business Administration, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Business Law, Spreadsheet Methods, Communications, Work experience, Book-Keeping

Year Two (QQI Level 6)

Business Management, Applied Economics, Customer Service, Employment Law, Work experience, Finance, Human Resources Management, Maths (Level 5)

Please note that modules may change from year to year to reflect the changing business environment.

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Training ProviderColáiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)
Course LocationRaheny, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 5
Course TypeIn-house Training
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsPre-University Business Studies
Course Duration2 Years
Course Time2 Years
Course FeeYear 1: €265 Year 2: €245
Entry RequirementsLevel 5 Certificate in Business Leaving Certificate (5 O6’s / 5 H7’s to include an O6 / H7 in both English and Maths) Candidates with a relevant full QQI Level 4 certificate (or above) Mature Applicants welcome All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested prior to acceptance. Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business Students who successfully complete all modules in year one of the Certificate in Business Studies (QQI Award 5M2102) Candidates with a relevant full QQI Level 5 certificate Mature Students with relevant life or work experience Applicants whose first language is not English may be tested prior to acceptance. Note: If you intend purchasing a device to complete assessments and access notes for this course, a device with Microsoft Windows Operating System is recommended, with a minimum of 128 GB. All enrolled students will be provided with a free Microsoft 365 account.
Carear PathAccountancy, Sales and Marketing, Business Administration,Banking, Purchasing Management, Human Resource Management, Customer Care. College Links On successful completion of QQI level 5 and level 6 awards, students are eligible to apply for first year entry to a number business related courses in a variety of third level colleges and universities. Direct advanced entry links are in place between Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE and both DCU and NCI for our second year students. On reaching agreed standards at QQI level 6, students are eligible to apply for second year entry to the General Business Degree programme in DCU. Application can also be made for advanced entry to the following NCI degree courses: BA (Hons) in Business; BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management; and BA (Hons) in Marketing Practice. Work Placements Abroad Work Experience is a mandatory element of the Business Studies course in first year and in second year. Students may apply to be part of the Erasmus Work Placement Abroad scheme. Past Students have travelled to Malta, Bulgaria and Hungary.
Course CodeYear 1 5M2102 / Year 2 6M4587
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