As an open economy Ireland relies on the international trade of goods and services. This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills relating to international trade practice and operations so that so that they can take advantage of employment and further educational opportunities which exist in this area. The language options enhance the opportunities for gradates for both industry and progression opportunities.
- Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.
- Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement.
- CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English.
- All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.
September to May.
€300 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €50). See fees & payment for details.
Fees status currently being updated for 2024/2025.
- QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies 5M2102.
- QQI Component Maths (5N1833) – available as an option in the evening for learners needing Maths for progression.
Business Administration Skills - 5N1610
Examine a range of recruitment options for selecting and appointing staff and current employment rights legislation. Maintain a range of documents pertaining to HR management and employees including employment contracts, attendance records etc. Explore sources of finance for a business including cash-flow. Examine different types of meetings held and complete a range of documentation necessary for the effective function of a meeting. Explain the role of quality systems.
Communications - 5N0690
Acquire the writing skills needed for the workplace, learn to speak fluently and coherently in a professional setting, develop interpersonal skills and have an understanding of the impact of ICT on society.
Work Experience - 5N1356
Planning, preparation and reflection on work placement. Job finding strategies, CV and personal statement preparation, interview skills. Practise employability skills with a view to future planning
Marketing Practice - 5N1400
Conduct a SWOT analysis. Develop a marketing plan for a specific product or service. Examine the life cycle of a range of products including new product development. Explain the elements of the marketing mix. Carry out market research applying appropriate techniques and research methodologies.
International Trade Practice - 5N2072
Appreciate the range of customs procedures, documents and schemes for the Irish exporter. Examine current transportation practices to include route selection, modes of transport etc. Process a range of International trade documents to include a bill of ladling, a certificate of origin, an insurance certificate and standardised consignment notes in accordance with current requirements. Carry out calculations relevant to international trade including quotations, invoices etc.
Intercultural Studies - 5N0765
Encourages students to appreciate diversity and multiculturalism in 21st century Ireland. Looks at Irish and International examples of cultural diversity – and both the positive and negative outcomes that can arise from these.
Behavioural Studies - 5N1351
Examine the role of organisational psychology in understanding the situation of the buyer in the marketing environment. Explain core psychological concepts, e.g .attitudes, culture, socialisation, the influence of groups on behaviour and the importance of the role of family on behaviour.
Spanish - 5N1630
A communicative approach to business Spanish, with a focus on the tourism industry, which incorporates the 4 skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, underpinned by an introduction to Spanish culture.
Chinese - (Morrison's Island Campus)
This Chinese course is suitable for absolute beginners. It will combine basic spoken Chinese, an introduction to Chinese characters and Chinese culture.
The course is in conjunction with UCC Confucius Institute. The students will receive a joint Morrison’s Island Campus and UCC Confucius Institute certificate upon completion.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING / WORKSHOPS
- Data Protection (online)
- Microsoft Outlook (online)
WORK PLACEMENT / EXPERIENCE
Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in a business/industry environment.
EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES
Excellent progressions opportunities including:
UCC: CK201 Commerce L8, CK203 Business Information Systems L8, CK212 Applied Economics L8, CK213 Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship L8, CK214 International Business with Languages L8.
- MTU: MT550 Business L7 (Cork), MT551 Business Technology & Communication L7 (Cork).
Excellent progression opportunities to other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and SETU (Waterford & Carlow) for preferential entry for students of Morrison’s Island locations.
Go to our progressions database for exact requirements on progressions for this course.
Business and industry environments both national and international.