VTOS- Business Studies QQI level 5

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This course will provide students with a broad range of business and computing skills to work in the modern business and financial sector. Many subjects in year 1 start at level 4, progressing to level 5 in year 2.  Work experience will be undertaken for 2 weeks in year 1 and again in year 2

Duration: 2 years, full time

QQI level 4 award in first year – General learning Award 4M2010

QQI level 5 Awards in second year – Buisness Administration 5M2468, eBusiness 5M0828, Tourism with business 5M5011

First Year

Second Year

 Mathematics (Level 4) Payroll with Thesaurus
 Communications (Level 4)  Web design
 Teamworking (Level 4 & 5)  The Internet
 Computer Applications (Level 4)  Business Administration
 Bookkeeping (Level 5) with  Sage line 50  Tourism
 Text Production (Level 5) Spreadsheets
  Work Experience (Level 4 & 5) Word processing
Tourism (Level 5)
 Business Calculations (Level 4)
Business English (Level 4)
Information and Administration (Level 5)

The Student may also add on other qualifications such as ECDL, ECDL Advanced Database, Spreadsheet, Word and PowerPoint.

This is run under the VTOS scheme:

VTOS Scheme:

The aims of the scheme are:

  • to give unemployed people education and training opportunities which will develop their employability
  • to give participants the opportunity to gain recognised national certification
  • to prepare people to go into paid employment or on to further opportunities leading to paid employment

VTOS Courses

The ETBs operate special VTOS courses which are particularly suitable for persons who have been out of school for some time. The courses are full-time, approximately 30 hours per week (e.g. 6 hours a day for 5 days) and last for up to 2 years.

Certification is available at a range of levels, including Leaving Certificate, and QQI levels 3 – 6

There are no course fees.

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 Coordinator  Aileen O’Connor 
address Wolfe Tone Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 DX49
phone 058 45757 
fax 058 45758 
email aileenoconnor@wwetb.ie 



Course Information

Course Information
  • Course Length 2 years
  • Start date September each year
  • Facebook Page VTOS Dungarvan


VTOS- Business Studies QQI level 5
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VTOS- Business Studies QQI level 5
  • By Aisling Cusack
  • Email: aislingcusack@wwetb.ie

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