Carlow CFE – Web Design and Digital Marketing (eBusiness)

Social Media & Web Design - 5M0828

QQI Level 5

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training

1 Year

Course Aims

This is a one-year course/programme prepares students for further study or careers in Digital Marketing, eBusiness, e-Commerce, Web development and Social media.

Student work with a real business, setting up an on-line Digital Marketing Campaign to advertise the business. This course develops a broad range of knowledge covering the use of Web technology and general IT in business. Digital businesses and online marketing are becoming increasingly significant. Graduates from our Social Media & Web Design Programme would be ideally suited for organisations who wish to recruit students with up-to-date Digital Marketing skills. On successful completion of this programme, graduates would have the skills to assist in developing a business online Digital Marketing strategy, to include design and management of the Digital Marketing Campaign by using various online Social Media e-tools, e-Mail Marketing and designing Web pages.  


  • eBusiness Studies 5N1369
  • Digital Marketing  5N1364
  • Web Authoring  5N1910
  • The Internet 5N1611
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Business Administration  5N1610
  • Communications  5N0690
  • Work Experience  5N1356 (1 Day per Week)


Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI): Level 5 – Certificate in eBusiness

Higher Education QQI graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and Universities for follow-on courses.



Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in: Web Development Digital Marketing Social Media Marketing Own Business Sales.



Carlow Institute of Technology:

Business Management Level 6 & Level 8.

Business Information Systems Level 6 & Level 8.Bachelor of Business (Honours) Business - Options Business (BUS), Digital Marketing (DMK) or Common Entry (CEY) CW018:

Carlow Institute of Technology (Wexford Campus):

Bachelor of Arts Visual Communications and Design – CW047

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Visual Communications and Design – CW088

Bachelors of Art (Hons) Art – CW038

Higher Certificate in Business Studies – CW066

Waterford Institute of Technology:

Digital Marketing & Social Media – WD193

Bachelors of Business (Hons)  – WD048

Limerick Institute of Technology Tipperary:

Business with Office Technologies Level 6 Higher Certificate.

Limerick Institute of Technology Business (Thurles Campus).

Cork Institute of Technology:

Business Administration Level 7 Degree.


This qualification can be used to apply for a place in a range of Colleges. For information on all relevant Higher Education Links visit Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS),, the Central Applications Office (CAO) and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions.


This is a PLC course and college fees apply for this course however if you are in receipt of a social welfare payment you may be eligible for a fee reduction.

You may also be eligible to avail of a Back to Education Allowance (BTEA). The BTEA is an educational opportunities scheme for persons in receipt of certain social welfare payments and who wish to pursue an approved full-time second or third level course of education in an approved college leading to a recognised qualification.