Course Content

This course offers a wide range of subjects that provides students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of business today. It also provides the chance to obtain up to date IT skills relevant for the modern work environment. The course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the role of technology in today’s business world and the importance of digital marketing.


Need to complete 8 modules to receive a full award:

  • Business Administration Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Bookkeeping – Manual & Computerised
  • The Internet
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Authoring
  • Database Methods
  • Statistics

Modules may be subject to change


Students who successfully complete this Level 5 course may have the option to continue their studies at the Centre, progressing to our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business. Successful completion of this QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business, allows students to apply directly for advanced entry to 2nd year of a Business Course leading to an honours degree at Carlow IT.
Students who have satisfied the criteria set by the CAO process for progression to third level education, may secure a place into the National Universities of Ireland and many of the Institutes of Technology.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard of education or relevant life experience
  • All entry is subject to interview and online assessment
  • Good basic computer skills


€100 for course materials.

Success Stories

“I used my Business Administration award to gain entry to DCU’s Bachelor of Business Studies. One requirement for me to gain entry to DCU was to achieve a distinction in Statistics, which is a module the Business Administration course provides. Doing this module has really prepared me for the mathematics I’m currently doing at Level 8. The Book-keeping module on the Business Administration course has benefitted me hugely and I would be lost now during my current accounting module at university level without it.
My Level 5 PLC has given me certain advantages over my peers who have come straight from Leaving Cert. On the Business Administration course I learned how to write and structure academic assignments and having these skills heading into university has taken away previous anxieties and has enabled me to get stuck in straight away”.
Aoife Doyle
Business Administration 2017/2018