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Business Studies


  • College: St. Joseph’s Secondary School
  • Course Type: PLC
  • Qualifications: FETAC Level 5
  • Attendance: Full time
  • FETAC Code: 5M2102
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Entry Requirement: Leaving Cert./ LCVP/ LCA and/or Interview
  • No. of Places: 16
  • Interview: Yes


This is a one-year full-time course which aims to prepares participants for work in a business setting. It has been designed to give students the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to operate effectively in the most up-to-date business environment. Course participants should on completion of this course, be able to apply business methods and information technology in a modern business/office setting.

Course Content

  • Business Administration Skills
  • Business Law
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Marketing Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Word Processing

Career opportunities

Students who successfully complete the course will have the qualifications and skills necessary to take up employment in a range of business, legal and administrative settings.

Further studies

Students may progress to related Higher Certificate and Ordinary Degree Courses in Institutes of Technology throughout the country. Students may also apply for linked Honours Degree programs in Institute of Technology or Universities such as the Bachelor in Civil Law in UCC. Please refer to the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme on their website www.fetac.ie.

Application & enquiries

Applications are invited any time up to the end of September 2012. However, it is advisable to apply before mid-August 2012.


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