Business Studies and Human Resources Level 5

Business Studies and Human Resources Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Business Studies and Human Resources Course
QQI Level 5
Course Fees: €250

Have you ever wanted to work with people, help employees reach their best potential and learn all the skills needed to work in human resources and dynamic business environments? Would you like to gain the knowledge and experience needed for interviewing, recruiting and selecting staff?

This course has been specifically de-signed to help you develop your skills and knowledge of human resources and business management, in areas such as recruitment and selection, employment legislation, training and development, payroll, managing people and motivating teams. This course is perfect for anyone who wishes to work with and manage people in any aspect of industry and business.

You will attend college four days each week and you will complete one day per week in work placement where you can use all the knowledge you learn in college while also gaining valuable, practical and supported experience in a HR role. There is also a two-week block placement.


Erasmus +

Students have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks’ work experience. This is a fully funded international work experience opportunity funded by the European Union through Léargas, The Exchange Bureau and Erasmus+. View our European Work Experience page here.

Nowadays, all businesses know the importance of Human Resources and there are more people now employed in HR than ever before.

The largest asset of any organisation is its employees and every manager knows how important it is to hire, train and motivate staff. These are some of the important areas that HR is responsible for.

HR also advises senior managers on legislation and employee strategies that will help the business succeed. HR plays a vital role in all organisations, large, medium or small. It is a fantastic area to work in with excellent career prospects now and in the future.

  • Human Resources
  • Team Working
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Business Law
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Work Experience

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Business Studies 5M2102

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or Leaving Certificate Applied
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Applicant Information Meeting

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

Progression and Career Prospects

Employment Prospects

This course leads to an excellent and well recognised QQI Level 5 qualification which provides sought after skills to gain employment in business. Upon completion you will have the skills and experience to work in a HR Department as well as the skills to work as a team leader, supervisory or managerial role.

Higher Education Links Scheme

Upon successful completion, this course will also enable you to progress to third level universities to study a wide range of Diplomas and Degrees in areas such as Human Resources, Business, Management or Psychology.

For information on all relevant Higher Education Links visit (QQI), Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) and the Central Applications Office (CAO).


84% of Irish companies need more employees in human resources and 90% of companies strongly agree that business and HR professionals add value to organisational success.
Chartered Institute of  Personnel & Development 2019