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

Have you ever wanted to work with people, help employees reach their best potential and learn 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 will 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.

Work experience is an integral part of the course 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.

Course Coordinator: Edel Grifiths


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.

  • Human Resources
  • Team Working
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Applied Economics
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Work Experience
  • Statistics (Option)

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.

Progression Opportunities

QQI 5M2102 major award may be used to access the Higher Education Links Scheme to progress to a wide range of Level 8 degrees including Business Management, Psychology and Human Resource Management at NCI, TUD and DBS.


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