Business Administration Major Award 5M2468

The overall aim of this Programme is to provide you, the learner, with the opportunity to enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work both independently and/or under supervision in an administrative role in a range of business environments and to progress further to an equal or higher level on the National Framework of Qualifications. 


This programme is based on learning objectives stated in the Major Award and on over 30 years training experience with both individual learners, community-based group, and companies including multi-national companies.  We offer both accredited and non-accredited training.


This is a part-time or full-time programme based on a 1200-hour typical learner effort, comprising of both directed and self-directed learning.  On successful completion of 8 modules (including mandatory and elective modules) you will gain 120 credits for the QQI Business Administration Major Award 5M2468.  You have the option or registering on our Lir ‘Train and Place’ Programme where we select a number of learners who are completing this Major Award, and we actively look, in conjunction with yourself, for suitable positions in a business/office environment.  If you are completing this Major Award on evenings and Saturdays, this also gives you the option to work during the day or to keep your present position.


We discuss options with you before embarking on this Award, to ascertain your needs and advise on the best options for you in going forward.

Learners who have achieved equivalent to Level 4 Certification and a basic computer skills qualification and/or life/work experience at that level or higher. Learners who have no qualification at this level will be assessed as to their level of knowledge and skills, and advised on QQI modules at Level 4 before embarking on the QQI 5M2468 Business Administration Award.   If may be agreed that the Learner will benefit from completing this award from examination of their experiential learning to date.

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills required.

  • Problem solving skills and time management skills will be required.

  • Willingness to work as part of a group, and in using own initiative.

  • Attendance to all classes and good time keeping ability.

  • Undertake and complete all assignments/assessments given to Learner.

  • Complete the work experience requirement included in this Award.

  • Ability to take responsibility for own self-directed learning through practice/study time, small group discussions outside of class time.

  • Access to internet and PC is a requirement.

QQI 5M2468 Business Administration Major Award

Options for you to complete your Course:

- You can book 'Live' Tutor, scheduled weekly classes, OR

- You can book One-to-One Private classes with a Tutor, OR

- You can book an eLearning Online Course only.

The overall aim of this programme is to enable you to gain knowledge, skill and competence in a range of business administrative areas; in the practical and efficient use of standard computer applications software, procedures and documentation with a view to gaining employment or improving job prospects in this area.  Emphasis is placed on making sure you are job-ready after completing the Major Award.  Here are some of the objectives:

  • To gain the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary within the core subject areas, including theoretical and practical elements, within the Business Administration Programme.

  • To give you practical advice on modern, day to day business administration practices in an office environment.

  • To facilitate you to take also responsibility for your own learning, through support from our Tutors and through self-directed learning outside of classroom time.

  • To gain up-to-date IT skills for a business administration/office environment.

  • To think critically and to reflect on your learning experiences.

  • To give you the confidence to progress further to other modules or to another Level on the N.F.Q.


  • On completion of this full Major Award Learners will gain a QQI 5M2468 Major Award in Business Administration.

  • On completion of a component certificate (a module) Learners will gain a QQI 5NXXXX (Module Title).

Blended/Online with 'Live' Tutor sessions, Tutorials and One-to-One sessions.

Blended/Online (See Virtual Learning Schedule) or Classroom Attendance

In full or Flexi-pay options available

Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd
Co. Westmeath,
Ph: 044-9342754

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