Kerry CFE – Business Studies – Level 5

Business Studies - Level 5

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102)

Kerry CFE

1 Year

Course Aims

This QQI Level 5 programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies. It features a rich learning environment that involves students in comprehensive and critical analysis of business organisations, functions and management techniques.

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education

At KCFE: Graduates of this course may progress to the QQI Level 6 Certificate in Business Management which is run in the college subject to demand. Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are also eligible to apply through CAO and the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of Higher Certificate and Degree programmes at Institutes of Technologies and Universities. (Please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements)

Employment Prospects

This course provides students with an excellent qualification in Business and will provide opportunities to work in diverse areas such as Finance, Marketing, Retail and IT. The knowledge and skills gained by students make them an attractive proposition for any employer.


  • Accounting (Manual and Computerised)
  • Bookkeeping (Manual and Computerised)
  • Business Administration
  • Business Law
  • Communications
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Work Experience
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing Practice
  • Word Processing


• Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 certificate

• or have reached the age of 18

• Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme