Business with English (Business Administration)


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration – 5M2468.

This one-year QQI Level 5 course in English and Business is designed for students from overseas who wish to improve their knowledge of English and acquire Business and IT Skills. 

As well as the English language component, modules such as Communications and Intercultural Studies provide the students with the opportunity to perfect and reinforce the skills and abilities they learn in English across all skills (speaking, listening, reading & writing). This is combined with business components which are essential in preparing for work in a business environment. 

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies – 5M2102.
Format Full-time. September 2024 to May 2025
Location Onsite at Mallow Campus (online contingency in case of COVID regulations).
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 13:00.
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 or call 022-43309
Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.

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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

Business Administration Skills 5N1610
English as a Second Language 5N1632
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Text Production 5N1422
Manual and Computerised Bookkeeping 5N1354

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


One year. Full-time. 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

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September


Advance to QQI level 6 at Mallow Campus. 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 College qualification go to

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