Fulltime Classroom Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

Business Administration with Accounts & Payroll Yr 2.

Programme Aim
Business Administration, 5M2468, is a practical qualification which provides graduates with the skills, knowledge and competencies to work in the public and private sectors, Administrative skills of Payroll and Bookkeeping (SAGE software); and IT skills in Spreadsheets, Databases and Word Processing are taught. Work experience is a core feature in the second year of this programme allowing the learner to apply skills learned and enhances future employability. Medical Administration is an option.
LEO Sponsored “Start Your Own Business” Workshops as well as Social Media Workshops with Digital Marketing can be scheduled in the second year of the programme.

Students may choose to do Medical Administration with Business Administration(QQI 5M2468)and qualify the graduate to work as an office assistant in a medical office environment or in the pharmaceutical administration and support services area.

Applicants who have previous QQI Level 4 accreditation and experience may be able to proceed directly to second year of the programme subject to approval.

Target Award

QQI Information Processing – 5M2067

Start Date: 28-08-2023 Hours/week: 22 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 40 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners)
*Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Word Processing – 5N1358 Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Bookkeeping Manual And Computerised Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised (5N1354) QQI
Business Administration Business Administration Skills (5N1610) QQI
Database Methods Database Methods (5N0783) QQI
Desktop Publishing Level 5 Desktop Publishing (5N0785) QQI
Information Communication System Information & Communication Systems (5N1952) QQI
Payroll Manual And Computerised Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546) QQI
Spreadsheet Methods Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) QQI
Web Authoring Web Authoring (5N1910) QQI
Medical Terminology Medical Terminology (5N2428) QQI
Learning Objectives
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competency to restore, retrieve and process information, work independently and under supervision as an administrator. Our graduates have found employment in local public services and businesses. SAGE Software is used.
Graduates have also progressed to Level 6 Business Courses in WCFE. Under the Higher Links Scheme with WIT, Waterford VTOS graduates can progress to a range of degree programmes in Business, IT and Accountancy.


Waterford VTOS


Durands Court, Parnell St , Waterford


  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Helena Finlay


051 852803