Pre-Business Degree Course 5M2102



QQI Level 5 Business Studies 5M2102

Course Title

Pre-Business Degree Course


Level 5 Business Studies 5M2102


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

Course Description
This course is designed to help students develop the essential accounting and financial knowledge and skills 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 accounting software. There is a focus in this course on the functional areas of accounting, finance and business and the factors which influence business success.

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

With this course, students can go on to pursue a career in such diverse areas such as

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing and IT
  • Customer Service & Retail

Course Content

Accounting Manual and Computerised 5N1348
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354
Word Processing 5N1358
Information & Administration 5N1389
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Database Methods 5N0783
Spreadsheets Methods 5N1977

International Work Placement Opportunity

All business students will have the opportunity to take part in our Erasmus + Programme which will see successful candidates spend three weeks in Tenerife working in reception & customer service roles. For all other students a minimum of ten days or 60 hours work experience placement must be completed in an organisation relevant to your chosen course of study.
Progression Opportunities
At Longford College of Further Education: Graduates of this course may progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business
Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Level 8 Bachelor of Business in AIT – AL850
  • Higher Certificate in Business in AIT – AL650
  • Bachelor of Business in Business Administration SIT – SG535



Student Services Registration Fee: €180

DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

QQI Examination Fees: €50

Total Course Cost *€430


*Due to exemptions Total Costs for the following groups apply:

(1) Medical Card Holders – €180 (2) BTEA recipients- €180 (3) Grant recipients – €230


For more information

Course Coordinator – Yvonne Williams