Business and Office Skills

Course Description

This intensive full time PLC (Post Leaving Certificate) course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience to work in the business environment and to develop typing speed of at least 35 words per minute. This course in business gives the students a solid foundation in the academic, personal and practical skills required today for a career in any of the business areas or to progress to further/higher education programmes.  It is suitable for both school leavers and mature students who are seeking a recognisable qualification for employment

Further Details

Qualification: QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award (120 credits)
Course Code: 5M2468
Day(s): Monday – Friday
Location: CTI Senior College, Clonmel
Type: Full Time
Duration: 1 academic year
Start Date: September 2019

Course Content:

  • Business Administration Skills
  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised
  • Word Processing
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Text Production
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised
  • Spreadsheet Method
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Information Technology Skills
  • Computer Applications

Entry Requirements:

  • Successful performance at interview
  • Leaving Certificate (traditional or applied)
  • Other qualification at NFQ Level 4 (e.g. QQI Level 4 Award)
  • Mature students with appropriate vocational experiences

Work Experience Placement

Work Experience Placement is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain at least 10 days Work Experience for the academic year in a relevant business environment.

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for September 2019. Click on the link below to apply: Apply Here


This award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications. Career prospects include: Office Secretary, Clerical Officer, Receptionist, Data Entry Operator, Personal Assistant, Customer Service role. These positions may be available in both the public and private sector e.g. Financial Institutions, Government Departments, Insurance Companies, Accountancy Firms etc.


Open for Applications

Contact Details

Name: Maura Barry, Course Coordinator
Tel: (052) 612 6269

N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.