Castle Buildings, 3rd Floor, Tara Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly R35 E9K8 | Tel: (057) 9349424 | Email:

Course Description

This 2-year part time programme (5M2102) facilitates the learner to explore business subject areas, with emphasis on Accounting. The award will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to skill and competence necessary to prepare financial statements for a range of organisations both manually and using integrated accounting software. The learner will also produce and maintain accurate bookkeeping records for a range of organisations, using manual and computerised systems.


Year 1: Word Processing | Spreadsheet Methods | Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised | Accounting Manual & Computerised 

Year 2: Business Administration | Database Methods | Communications | Work Experience


On successful completion of this Programme, learners may progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business Management. The QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a Higher Certificate in the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone. Learners may also apply to other third-level institutions under the Higher Education Links Scheme, or as a mature learner. The programme will enhance opportunities in securing an apprenticeship in Financial Services, Accounting Technician, or Insurance Practitioner.


€80 (€20 per module Certification Fee).

Career Options

Holders of a QQI Level 5 Business Studies Certificate may seek employment in a clerical capacity in a wide range of business sectors including banking, HSE, insurance, solicitors, local authorities etc.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard of education. Basic computer experience desirable. Learners will be subject to an online assessment.


Yr 1 Modules: Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised – Word Processing

Yr 2 Modules: Business Administration

Commencing September 7th, 2023 to 30th May 2024.  

Year 1 & 2: Every Thursday 9:30am to 2:30pm


Maura Burke on 057 9349424 or email