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Business Administration Skills - 5N1610

Why choose a Business Administration Skills Course?

Choosing Lir's Business Administration Level 5 course means investing in your future with a program designed to elevate your skills, knowledge, and career prospects. Our course stands out for its comprehensive curriculum, expert instruction, and strong industry connections. At Lir, we are committed to your success, offering a supportive learning environment that adapts to your needs and career goals. Join a community of motivated learners and take the next step towards becoming a confident and capable business professional.

Course highlights and Benefits

Our Business Administration Level 5 course offers a range of highlights and benefits that make it an exceptional choice for aspiring business professionals:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Covers key areas such as management principles, financial planning, marketing strategies, and business law.

  • Experienced Instructors: Learn from industry experts with real-world experience.

  • Practical Training: Gain hands-on experience through projects, case studies, and simulations.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, alumni, and industry leaders.

  • Certification: Earn a recognised qualification that enhances your resume and career prospects.

Our course is designed with a clear focus on employability. We provide the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for, ensuring you are job-ready upon graduation. Through practical assignments and real-world scenarios, you'll develop the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities that are essential in today’s dynamic business environment. Our strong links with industry partners also mean that you'll have access to job opportunities and internships during and after your studies.

Meet your Tutors

Our team of tutors consists of seasoned professionals and academics who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. Each tutor is dedicated to providing personalized support and guidance to help you achieve your academic and career goals. With a passion for teaching and a commitment to student success, our tutors will inspire and challenge you to reach your full potential.

Flexible Learning Options to fit your Schedule

We understand that balancing education with other commitments can be challenging. That's why we offer flexible learning options to fit your schedule. Choose from full-time, part-time, and online study modes, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to your lifestyle. Our online platform provides access to course materials, lectures, and interactive sessions, making it easy to stay on track and succeed, no matter where you are.

Success Stories from Training to Employment

Our graduates' success stories are a testament to the quality of our program. Hear from alumni who have transitioned from training to successful careers in various industries. Their journeys showcase the impact of our course on their professional lives and demonstrate the diverse opportunities available to our graduates. Join a network of successful professionals who started their journey with Lir.

Course Curriculum and Learning Outcomes

Our detailed curriculum covers essential topics in business administration, including:

  • Management and Leadership: Understand the principles of effective management and leadership.

  • Financial Planning: Learn to manage budgets, financial reports, and strategic financial decisions.

  • Marketing: Develop marketing plans, conduct market research, and implement marketing strategies.

  • Business Law: Gain knowledge of legal principles affecting business operations.


By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be proficient in essential business administration tasks.

  • Have strong analytical and decision-making skills.

  • Be able to develop and implement effective business strategies.

  • Be prepared to take on leadership roles in various business settings.

Exclusive Access to Job Placement Assistance

Our commitment to your success extends beyond the classroom. We offer exclusive job placement assistance to help you transition smoothly into the workforce. Our career services include CV workshops, interview preparation, and access to a network of employers looking for talented individuals like you. Benefit from personalised career advice and job search support to find the right opportunity that aligns with your skills and aspirations.

​If you are interested in completing a Major Award, we can suggest the 5M2468 Business Administration Major Award, especially the one we run which comprises 8 modules.  This module is the mandatory modules, so you may want to complete more modules or the Major Award itself. This module is also required on the 5M1997 Office Administration Major Award.   Click the Progression to Major Award above for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about our Courses. From enrolment details to course content, get all the information you need.

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Community Employment (CE)

Our 5N1610 Business Administration course is tailored to meet the needs of CE Supervisors and their participants. This QQI Level 5 course covers fundamental aspects of business administration, preparing learners for administrative roles across various sectors. The course is available in two formats: live online weekly scheduled classes and self-paced learning with online tutor support.

Course Structure and Content

Live Online Weekly Scheduled Classes:

  • Interactive Sessions: Engage with experienced tutors in real-time, participate in discussions, and ask questions directly.

  • Scheduled Timings: Classes are held at convenient times to fit into your weekly schedule (mornings or evenings).

  • Collaborative Learning: Benefit from peer interactions and group activities that enhance the learning experience.

  • See Lir's Upcoming Scheduled Course Dates above.


Self-Paced Learning with Online Tutor Support:

  • Flexible Learning: Access course materials anytime, 24/7, allowing the participant to learn at their own pace.

  • Online Tutor Support: Receive guidance and support from qualified tutors through email, discussion forums, and scheduled online consultations.

  • Customisable Schedule: Ideal for those with busy or unpredictable schedules who need flexibility in their learning.

Key Benefits for Community Supervisors and Participants

  • Skill Development: Gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in business administration, including office procedures, communication, and record-keeping.

  • Enhanced Employability: Improve job prospects by acquiring recognised qualifications and essential workplace skills.

  • Professional Growth: For supervisors, enhance your ability to support and mentor participants effectively.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the 5N1610 Business Administration course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of business administration in various organizational contexts.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in a business environment.

  • Manage administrative tasks efficiently using modern office technologies.

  • Apply principles of customer service and record-keeping.

  • Analyse and solve administrative problems using critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Course Content

The course covers the following key modules:

  1. Business Administration Principles

  2. Office Procedures and Management

  3. Effective Communication in Business

  4. Customer Service Excellence

  5. Record-Keeping and Information Management

  6. Introduction to Digital Office Tools

Practical Applications in the Workplace

Participants will apply their knowledge through practical exercises and case studies relevant to community employment settings, ensuring they can confidently handle real-world financial tasks.

Who should enrol?

  • CE Supervisors' participants looking to enhance their employability.

  • Individuals responsible for administration positions within community employment projects.

Benefits of the Course

  • Accredited Qualification: Upon successful completion, participants receive a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration Skills QQI 5N1610.

  • Enhanced Employability: Skills gained from this course are highly sought after in various sectors, increasing job opportunities.

  • Practical Knowledge: The course emphasises practical skills that can be directly applied in the workplace.

  • Course Delivery: 'Live' Tutor-led Online course with access 24/7 to the Lir eLearning Hub for self-directed study OR Self-Paced course with online Tutor support.

  • Lir Study Zone Session (1 hour) held weekly for participants who want some focussed study time.

Enrolment Details

  • Duration: The course runs for 10 weeks, and it combines online 'Live' Tutor Online sessions.

  • Cost: for CE funding rate contact Lir Reception: (044) 9342754 or email

  • For 'Live' Tutor-led Online weekly classes, Start Date: See Upcoming Course Schedule dates above and fill out the Lir Learner Registration Form above.

  • Early registration is recommended to secure a place.

  • For Self-paced participants, fill out the Lir Learner Registration form and an Induction session will be arranged with you.

Support and Resources

Participants will have access to:

  • Dedicated tutor support throughout the course.

  • Comprehensive learning materials, including textbooks and software tutorials.

  • Learning Materials: Comprehensive course materials, including lecture notes, reading materials, and practical exercises.

  • Online Resources: Access to our online learning platform for additional resources and support.

Assessment and Certification

Assessment is based on two Assignments and an online Exam. Successful participants will receive the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration Skills), a recognised qualification that can boost career prospects in various office and administrative roles.

Career Advancement Opportunities and Progression

  • Career Opportunities: Enhance participant CV and open up opportunities for administrative roles in various sectors, including healthcare, education, businesses and corporate offices.

  • Further Education: Option to progress to other modules at Level 5 on the 5M2468 Business Administration Major Award (8 modules - this is the mandatory modules on that Major Award) or 5M1997 Office Administration Major Award as an elective.  

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