Business/Pre-University Commerce (Level 5)

This course combines a wide range of Business modules including Digital Marketing, Business Law, Applied Economics and Bookkeeping. The course meets the increasing demand from employers for employees who are proficient in a variety of business skills. Learners complete work placements in the business area and gain valuable experience in the sector. The course is suited for those who wish to study at Third Level or find employment in the Business area


 Duration: One year, full time  


  • Applied Economics 5N1350
  • Business Law 5N2091
  • Business Administration Skills 5N1610
  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Digital Marketing 5N1364
  • Mathematics 5N1833
  • Work Experience 5N1356


NFQ Level 5 award made by QQI 5M2102 Business Studies. 

Career Options

Employment within the Business sector including Finance, Administration and Marketing.

Third Level Progression

This course has a wide range of Third Level progression opportunities including:

  • TU Dublin- Tallaght accept this award for ALL of its business related degrees including Business TU932, Digital Marketing TU782 and Accounting and Finance TU933.
  • TU Dublin- Aungier Street Campus accept this award for a large number of related degrees including Business and Law TU904, Economics and Finance TU905, Human Resource Management TU906 and Business and Management TU903.
  • UCD accept this course for Commerce DN650 and Business and Law DN610.
  • NCI: Students may be eligible for advanced entry to year two of the Level 8 Honours programme in Business NC009. Other course options include Marketing Practice NC020 and Accounting and Finance NC022.
  • DCU: Many degrees including Business Studies DC111 and Accounting and Finance DC115.
  • TCD: Business Studies/Law TR580 and Business, Economic and Social Studies TR081.
  • Maynooth University: Many degrees including Finance MH401 and Business MH404.

There are many more opportunities for college progression.  Please contact with any queries.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, QQI Level 4 full major award or equivalent.
  • Work/life experience may be acceptable for mature students.
  • Students should be 16 years old or over at the start of the course.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject area and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or higher).



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The year I spent at Greenhills College can best be described as informative, fun and confidence building. I found the tutors and teachers to be personable and eager to pass on their knowledge to those who were there to learn, and indeed went beyond this to ensure nobody was left behind. The course covered all aspects of business coupled with computer skills training, which can only be described as beneficial for anybody re-entering the workforce. I would unreservedly recommend Greenhills College for anybody who is serious about furthering themselves on a personal or job seeking level.

Michael McKeever. Employed as a Project Manager.

The courses provided at Greenhills College are excellent and a great stepping stone for any students looking to further their education and enter into university.

Amy Atkinson. Progressed to studying HR and Business at National College of Ireland (NCI).