Business

Courses

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Pre-University Business with Accounting

Level 5

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Office Administration with Medical Terminology

Level 5

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Advanced Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Customs

Level 6

Pre-University Business with Accounting

Course Code: 5M2102

 

Course Content: 

  • Word Processing
  • Accounting (Manual and Computerised)
  • Applied Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Payroll (Manual and Computerised)
  • Business Administration
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies.

Aim:

This one year course is designed to provide an excellent foundation for students wishing to advance to business degree programmes in third level Institutes of Technology or Universities. Modules such as Accounting, Economics, Mathematics and Business Administration are core to this course and will give students who gain a place on a degree programme a distinct advantage.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates may advance to University and Institute of Technology Degree Programmes in:

 


DKIT

DCU

TU Dublin (City Campus)

UCC

TCD

NUI Galway

UCD

Maynooth University

TU Blanchardstown

IADT

This course also provides the opportunity for direct entry to employment as students will have acquired the necessary knowledge & skills. Students may progress within DIFE to a QQI Level 6 course. This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2102 Business Studies

DIFE Course Title:  Pre-University Business with Accounting

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

TU Dublin (City Campus) Property Economics, Business and Law, Marketing, Retail and Services Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business and Management, Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Economics and Finance, International Hospitality Management, Tourism Marketing Management, Event Management, Languages and International Tourism, International Business and Language. 
Maynooth University BA. In Finance, Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, International Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, European Languages, Anthropology, Politics, Arts, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, International Development.
DCU Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, Aviation Management, Business and Irish, Marketing/Innovation and Technology, Economics, Politics and Law, Humanities. 
UCD Commerce, Law, Humanities, Social Science, Law and Business. 
NUI Galway Commerce, Business Information Systems. 
UCC Commerce, Business Information Systems, Digital Humanities and IT, Law, Commerce International.
UL Politics and International Relations, Business Studies, Politics and Public Administration. 
TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus) Business, Business and Information Technology. 
Marino Institute of Ed Education Studies. 
TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus) International Hospitality and Tourism Management. 
TCD BESS (Business, Economics, Social Studies), Global Business.
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2102 Business Studies

DIFE Course Title:  Pre-University Business with Accounting

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘I thoroughly enjoyed my time at DIFE and would highly recommend it as a starting point for students looking to go to higher education. I am currently in my third year of a BA Degree in Accounting and Finance in DCU. I found my time in DIFE invaluable, not only in gaining a place in my current course, but in giving me a great base from which to start a degree in Business.’ – Sarah, Business with Accounting (past student)

Office Administration with Medical Terminology

Course Code: 5M1997

 

Course Content: 

  • Word Processing
  • Text Production
  • Information and Administration
  • Bookkeeping (Manual and Computerised)
  • Payroll (Manual and Computerised)
  • Audio Transcription
  • Medical Terminology
  • Customer Services
  • Legal Practice & Procedures
  • Work Experience
  • These modules are subject to change 

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration.

Aim:

This one-year business course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in Administration and Reception. Opportunities exist in a wide variety of different office environments including legal, medical, civil service, commercial, and educational. Modules such as Text Production, Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Office Administration provide graduates with essential skills required in a busy office environment.

 

Progression & Career Options: 

This course enables graduates to take up employment in any business sector, including legal, medical, commercial, financial, and educational. Graduates may also progress within DIFE to a QQI Level 6 in Advanced Business. Graduates may also apply to a range of Degree courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology such as:

 


DKIT

Maynooth University

TU Dublin

TCD

NCI

Athlone IT

IT Sligo

IT Carlow

LYIT

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M1997– Office Administration

DIFE Course Title:  Office Administration with Medical Terminology

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

TU Dublin (City Campus) Business and Law, Marketing, Retail and Services Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business and Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, International Business and Languages, Economics and Finance. 
TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus) Business, Business and Information Technology. 
Marino Institute of Ed Education Studies.
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M1997– Office Administration

DIFE Course Title:  Office Administration with Medical Terminology

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘I enjoyed my year in DIFE on the office administration course. I learned lots of practical skills – all of which were very work related and prepared me for my present job as an administrator with the HSE’ – Paula, Office Administration, (past student).

Advanced Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Customs (Level 6)

Course Code: 6M4985

 

Course Content: 

  • Business Management
  • Freight Forwarding
  • E Business Studies
  • International Trade Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Work Experience
  • Customer Service

Award: 

QQI Level 6 certificate in Business.

Aim:

This programme aims to provide the learner with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of logistics and supply chain in an organisation. It will give learners the opportunity to further their skills or re-skill and make a positive contribution to the economy through gaining an understanding of the dynamics of business from a warehousing, transport distribution, exporting and customs perspective.

Entry Requirements:

Students seeking entry to this course should have completed a QQI Level 5 award or equivalent. Mature students with relevant experience are also welcome to apply.

 

Progression & Career Options: 

Brexit provides many employment opportunities in international business, freight, customs and logistics.

On successful completion of this course you can progress to the Level 6 Logistics Associate Apprenticeship which is industry based.

Graduates may also apply to a range of Degree courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology such as:

 


TU Dublin

Maynooth University

IT Carlow

Limerick IT

DKIT

 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M4985– Business with International Trade (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Business with International Trade (Level 6)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

DKIT Advanced entry to second year Business. 
UCC Digital Humanities, Arts, Commerce, Law. 
UCD Arts, Business, Law. 
NUI Galway Commerce. 
Maynooth University International Business, Business and Law. 
TU Dublin (City Campus), DKIT, TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus) Business. 
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M4985– Business with International Trade (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Business with International Trade (Level 6)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 80
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 480
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘I enjoyed my year in DIFE on the office administration course. I learned lots of practical skills – all of which were very work related and prepared me for my present job as an administrator with the HSE’ – Paula, Office Administration, (past student).

Advanced Tourism with Business

Course Code: 6M4985

 

Course Content: 

  • Tourism Policy and Practice
  • Event Management
  • Business Management
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Sales & Marketing Management

Award: 

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Business.

Aim:

The course will create a learning environment for students to develop sharp insights into business and tourism sectors.

This programme provides graduates with a QQI Level 6 qualification in Business.

Entry Requirements:

Students seeking entry to this course should have completed a QQI Level 5 award or equivalent. Mature students with relevant experience are also welcome to apply.

Progression & Career Options: 

On completion of the course students may advance directly into employment in the Tourism and Business sectors. It is a great start for those wishing to pursue a career in the vibrant, worldwide, travel and tourism industry.

Some of the areas of opportunity include airlines, tourism operations and tourist information centres, travel and transport agents, tourism research and policy, visitor attraction management, government tourism agencies and consultancy.

Students have the option of continuing to further studies at Third Level in:

 


Maynooth University

TU Dublin

DCU

TCD

NUIG
They also have the option of advanced entry to Year 2 of Business Administration in DKIT.

Course Code and QQI Title:  6M4985 – Advanced Tourism and Business (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Advanced Tourism & Business (Level 6)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

$Course Code and QQI Title:  6M4985 – Advanced Tourism and Business (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Advanced Tourism & Business (Level 6)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 80
Course Fees/Materials € 50 – Educational Trips
DIFE Total € 480
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

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