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public sector business administration (QQI Level 5)

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  • Business Administration
  • Taxation
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised
  • Payroll Manual & Computerised
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Word Processing

Modules are subject to change. 

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education.  All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. 

Maynooth University: MH403 Accounting & Finance (Level 8)**

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone: US846 Accounting with Finance (Level 8)

University of Galway: GY206 Business Information Systems (Level 8)**, GY201 Commerce (Level 8)**

University of Limerick: LM050 Business Studies (Level 8)**, LM019 Social Sciences (Level 8)

** Maths Module or Leaving Certificate Maths is a requirement.


For further information, please email Elaine on 057 9349471 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee. (Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.)

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment.  Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.

Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Business Administration

Duration: One year –  September 2024 to May 2025