5M2468 Business Administration Major Award

How to choose your QQI 5M2468 Business Administration Major Award:

You need 8 x modules (15 credits each) 120 credits: start counting ...

  • Mandatory:
  • 5N1610 Business Administration Skills (Mandatory)
  • 5N1354 Bookkeeping (Manual & Computerised) (Mandatory)
  • 5N1356 Work Experience (Mandatory)
  • Choose 1 Module:
  • 5N1358 Word Processing
  • 5N1422 Text Production
  • Choose 1 or 2 modules:
  • 5N0690 Communications
  • 5N0972 Customer Service
  • Remaining Modules:
  • 5N0783 Database Methods
  • 5N1389 Information and Administration
  • 5N1546 Payroll (Manual and Computerised)
  • 5N1977 Spreadsheet Methods
  • 5N1358 Word Processing (if not chosen above)
  • 5N1422 Text Production (if not chosen above)
  • Remaining credits: max 30 credits at Level 5, or max 15 credits at Level 6 (if not chosen above): 
  • 5N0783 Database Methods 
  • 5N1364 Digital Marketing 
  • 5N1389 Information and Administration 
  • 5N0765 Intercultural Studies
  • 5N2428 Medical Terminology
  • 5N1546 Payroll (Manual and Computerised)
  • 5N1407 Reception and Frontline Office Skills
  • 5N3113 Research and Study Skills
  • 5N1977 Spreadsheet Methods
  • 5N1358 Word Processing (if not chosen above)
  • 5N1422 Text Production (if not chosen above)
  • Check the 6M4985 Business Major modules (max, 1 module)

If you are completing the 5M2468 Business Administration Award, then you have to complete 5N1610  Business Administration Skills (worth 15 credits) as it is a Mandatory module.  
Otherwise, just complete any of these modules as QQI Certified Standalone Component Certificates.
Remember, you do not have to complete these modules in this order.

Course Summary

Are you ready to start your career in the exciting field of Business Administration? Look no further!

The Lir 5M2468 Business Administration Major Award is a comprehensive and transformative programme, offering a QQI Certified qualification. It is specifically tailored for individuals aiming to excel in a business administration or office environment. Ideal for those who have completed their Leaving Certificate, are returning to work, or currently work in an office setting without a recognised certification above level 4, this programme is designed to significantly enhance their skills and qualifications.  

Key aspects of the programme include:  

Business Administration: This foundational module focuses on mastering effective business administration skills, including strategic planning, organisational dynamics, and project execution. It is designed to enhance leadership potential in the business administration sector.  

Bookkeeping and Payroll: These modules delve into financial management, teaching the intricacies of bookkeeping and payroll systems, thus boosting financial management skills.  

Communications or Customer Service: This module emphasises exceptional communication and customer service skills, crucial in today’s competitive market. It covers persuasive communication, conflict resolution, and delivering superior customer service.  

Word Processing/Text Production and Spreadsheets: These modules cater to the digital demands of the modern workplace, focusing on document creation, data manipulation, and data-driven decision-making.  

Reception and Frontline Office Skills: This module is designed to refine front desk and administrative skills, ensuring proficiency in handling enquiries, managing operations, and providing comprehensive administrative support.  

Additional Modules: The programme offers additional modules tailored to individual interests, such as Digital Marketing, Medical Terminology, and Intercultural Studies, allowing for a personalized learning experience.  

Dynamic Course Delivery: The award utilises a blended learning approach, combining 'Live' Tutor Online modules, self-paced learning through the Lir eLearning Hub, and the support of a dedicated tutor.  

Additional Benefits: Participants receive the unique benefit of having a professional/commercial CV designed for them, enhancing their job market prospects.  This programme is ideal for those seeking to upskill, gain new qualifications, and effectively work in a business administration role. It’s a gateway to not only acquiring essential skills but also to broadening professional horizons in the business world.

In summary, this is a QQI Certified Major Award. The Award comprises of 8 modules. This Programme has been specifically designed for those who have an interest in working in a Business Administration/Office environment.  If you have completed your Leaving Certificate, or you are returning to work, or you are working in an office environment but do not have a recognised certification above level 4 and would like to gain skills/upskills and gain a qualification to work effectively in a business administration role, then this is the Programme for you.  

If you would like to know more about this Programme and how it could benefit you, then contact Lir Reception (044) 9342754 and speak to a Lir Training Professional.  This Programme is covered by PEL (Protection for Enrolled Learners).

Progression: This Major Award may lead to entry-level College degrees - contact Lir Director of Training for information (or exit interview) or go to the CAO website for more information


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Director of Training/Tutor

"I particularly enjoyed the Bookkeeping L5 module. I did the module fully online. The resources and videos were very beneficial and Facilitator was always available."
Helena Crowe

Office Assistant

"I completed this course over 2 years using a flexi-payment option which was so helpful as I could work and pay as I went ahead.  Glad I have my award now and feel so much better with my new and improved skills."
Greta Dunne
Veterinary Assistant
"I'm so glad I did this course.  It wasn't all plain sailing, as there were weeks when I had more time that other weeks, but Joan and Deirdre kept me going.  I never thought I would get it finished, but I did.  Thank you."
Tara Glynn

5M2428 Business Administration Major Award Fee

QQI 5M2468 Business Administration Major Award


  • You have mandatory modules and elective modules you can choose. Phone Lir Reception (044) 9342754 to discuss.

    • Blended and Online Learning
    • PEL - Protection for Enrolled Learners
    • Lir Microsoft 365 Software
    • Lir Bookkeeping Software access
    • Lir Payroll Software access
    • Book Virtual Office Hours
    • Tutor Contact and Support
    • Online Learning Resources
    • Learner Supports
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5M2468 Business Administration Major Award (SP)

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