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Business Studies – Focus on Pre Garda 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: No formal qualifications are required for entry
  • No. of Places: 16
  • Interview: Yes

Course Content

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

Career opportunities

This course is aimed at those students who wish to apply to the Garda Reserves or An Garda Siochana or to find employment in the security, business or legal sectors. Students who successfully complete this course may also progress to Higher Education.

Further studies

Holders of a FETAC award at level 5 may apply for any Higher Certificate course or Ordinary Degree course in the Higher Education Links Scheme. 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 mid September 2012. However, it is advisable to apply before mid-August 2012.


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