Business and Computers for Adults (Business Administration)


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration – 5M2468.

It’s not easy making the decision to come back to education as a mature adult. At Mallow and Charleville Campus we’ve been listening, learning, and working with people from all backgrounds and of every age. We are ready to help you overcome your fears and to make sure that further education is going to be a great experience for you – personally and professionally.

You may not remember the last time you did an exam or wrote an assignment, but you bring an enormous amount of life and experience with you to the classroom and to our College community. Mature students quickly rediscover their own confidence, commitment, and learning success.

Launch your comeback with essential business and IT skills for the workforce. Add the complete range of Microsoft Office software as well as communications, work-experience, bookkeeping, payroll, and business administration skills.

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration – 5M2468.
Format Full-time. September 2024 to May 2025
Location Onsite at Mallow Campus or Charleville Campus
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:30 to 14:00.
Requirements No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
Starting Classes start the week of Monday the 16th of September 2024.
Contact Mallow  or Call 022-43309, Charleville Campus: or Call 063-81422
Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.

Career Prospects

  • Administration in banking, insurance, medical, solicitors and travel industries. +
  • Clerical work in health services and local authorities. +
  • General secretarial and office administration in local offices. +
  • Receptionist. +


Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code


Business Administration Skills



Work Experience






Payroll Manual and Computerised



Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised



Spreadhseet Methods



Digital Presentations



Word Processing



Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.


Mornings, from 9:30 to 14:00. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. 


50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


Work Experience

The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September.


Advance to QQI level 6 at Mallow College. Use your full QQI award to progress to degrees in Business Administration, Business, Business Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Tourism & Marketing. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow/Charleville Campus qualification go to

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO.