No CAO points requirement!

Applications Open for September 2023


This QQI Level 6 course has been designed to provide the student with an appreciation and understanding of the concepts, issues and insights in business. This programme provides students with the relevant knowledge and skills to enable them to make a significant contribution within modern business, commercial or administrative environments and students will be equipped to meet the needs of a growing economy with business administration and information technology skills. 
Course Hours:Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information
Course Code:6M4985
Entry requirements: 1. For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 in a complementary area is required
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements
set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
Course Duration:1 year
Commencement Date:September 2023
Course Co-Ordinator: Deirdre Carney
Contact information:info@kinsalecollege.ie

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Career Opportunities

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Students may find employment in the following areas: Financial Services, Accounts Assistant, Customer Service/Marketing Representative, Retail, Office/Business Administrator.



Education Progression Opportunities


On successful completion students may progress to the second year of the 4 year Bachelor of Business in Business Administration CR022 Cork Institute of Technology, under the Cork Colleges Progressions Scheme 2012 Courses under the Pilots Link Scheme and also under the (CCPS) Cork Colleges Progression Scheme 2012 include:

• Bachelor of Business in Business Administration CR02, www.cit.ie
• Bachelor of Business Administration CR022, www.cit.ie
• Bachelor of Business Information Systems CK203, www.cit.ie 
• EOD Business Studies for Mature Student – Higher Certificate in Business (over 23′s only)

Students may need to satisfy a Maths requirement for entry to CR021 Business Administration in CIT: Leaving Cert Higher or Ordinary Level Maths or Maths @ QQI Level 5. 


Work Placement/Experience

Work Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 60 hours of work placement in a suitable area. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Other Information
Selected students have the opportunity to participate in the Pitstop and Frontrunner Leadership Programmes from Common Purpose.

Kinsale College is working closely and providing students with direct contact and support with FIT. Their mission is to promote an inclusive Smart Economy by creating a fast-track to marketable technical skills for those at risk of unemployment.

They will help students prepare CV’s, do mock interviews and provide continuous support and guidance to all students doing Office Administration. This is at no extra cost to students. Guest Speakers, workshops and company visits organised throughout the year. 


Students are given the opportunity to apply for the Erasmus programme where they can complete their work experience abroad through the Erasmus programme.

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Student Experiences

“While attending Kinsale College I completed courses in Office Administration & Computer Skills and the Advanced Certificate in Business Management. The relaxed learning environment and support of lecturers contributed towards a very positive experience. On completion of the courses there were numerous further educational opportunities available through the CAO, College Links System and by Direct Application to Third Level Institutes. I found the courses covered a wide range of subjects and gave me a great understanding and foundation to progress to third level education in Business Studies in CIT.”
Michael Murphy Past Student
Having worked in retail for several years, I decided to apply for the Level 5 Office Administration Course at Kinsale College to change my career. Although I was apprehensive about returning to education, I could not be happier with the decision I made. Kinsale College offers a very welcoming and nurturing environment for its students. In particular, I found the office administration course modules contained all the necessary information and skills required to prepare students for work in a busy office environment. Upon completion of the course, I found immediate employment in the public sector where I currently work in a busy HR Department. I found that I transitioned and adapted easily from retail to the office environment. I would highly recommend Kinsale College for anyone looking to up skill or change their career path
Karen Keogh, Office Administration Level 5, 2019