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Business Studies

This course is designed to provide comprehensive training in a broad range of administrative, secretarial, organisational and computer skills in preparation for careers in a commercial environment.   Applications are welcome from both Leaving Certificate and mature students or from students who wish to update their skills.



  • Work Experience
  •  Communications
  •  Database Methods
  •  Information and Communication System
  •  Spreadsheet Methods                                                                        
  •  Communications                                                               
  •  The Internet                                                                                               
  •  Text Production
  •  Word Processing
  •  Book-keeping Manual and  Computerised Accounts
  •  Business Calculations



Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied qualifications.   The Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for mature students who wish to return to full-time education.



The course is certified by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (F.E.T.A.C).


Further Education:

Graduates may use their qualification to apply for a place in any of the Higher Education Institutes through the Higher Education Links Scheme.


Course Duration:

September – May



Learners are required to pay €200 (Budget 2011) contribution. Medical Card holders and students eligible for Student Grant Scheme or Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) are exempt from this payment.  Learners must provide evidence of eligibility.    

Maintenance grants available for eligible students.  Application forms are available from your local V.E.C. Office in July/August.   A Back to Education Allowance is also available to eligible students.  Students with medical cards are exempt from examination fees.


(Mandatory modules are in bold)