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English Language, Business & IT QQI L5

VTOS - free programme


This course is intended primarily for students whose first language is not English. It provides a foundation in Business & information Technology and it may facilitate students interested in proceeding to more specialised programmes in further education.

Course Content

  • English as a Second Language (ESOL) (5N1632)
  • Business Administration (5N1610)
  • Word Processing (5n1358)
  • Marketing Practice (5N1400)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Information and Administration (5N1389)

Certification and Progression

QQI Level 5 Major Award: Business Studies 5M2102

Entry Requirements

A standard of knowledge, skill and competence equialent to NFQ Level 4

VTOS Eligibility


Students can progress through the Higher Education Links scheme.  Click here for links.

You can join VTOS if:

1. you are aged 21 years or over and:
2. currently in receipt of one of the following

*Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance or signing for credits for at least 6 months or 
• Getting One-Parent Family Payment, Disability Allowance, Illness Benefit* or Invalidity Pension for at least 6 months or 
• Getting Blind Pension, Deserted Wife’s Allowance/Benefit, Widow's, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow's, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension or Prisoner’s Wife’s Allowance for at least 6 months (conditions may apply in the case of these payments) or 
• A dependent spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of an eligible person 
• A person who received statutory redundancy but who has not been in receipt of a qualifying payment for the required period. 
Periods spent on FET training courses, Community Employment Schemes, Job Initiative, Youthreach programmes and time in prison can count towards the qualifying period.
* If you are claiming Illness Benefit, you should contact your local social welfare office about exemption/entitlement to continuation of your Illness Benefit payment.

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