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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems

Course Code: 5M2067

QQI Level 5

Course Details

Award Title QQI Level Status
Information Processing 5 Open - Apply Now

Course Outline

This course will provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently and under supervision providing administration services and support in a range of office information processing contexts, and/or to progress to further and/or higher level studies. It will give the learner an appreciation for the growing impact of the internet on business and society, and to recognise the changes caused by information technology on work practices and employment patterns.

The learner will explore Information Processing with a view to re-skilling/up-skilling and exploring concepts and subject areas that may stimulate the interest of the learner in future programmes or employment and to offer the learner the opportunity to develop creative and problem solving skills.

Software packages used on this course include Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Excel and Access, TAS Books, Dreamweaver, Quark Express Version 8 and Photoshop CS4.


GCC Student Services Fee of €175 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).
  • Those in receipt of a SUSI Grant.
  • Those on a VTOS scheme.

An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

Non EU Students are subject to an International Fee.

We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact .

Work Experience

Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year in the IT sector.

Special Features

Regular speakers from the industry including Proactive Web Design. Computer Software: Microsoft Applications, Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Flash, Adobe Illustrator

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.

Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

Course Modules

Learn how to produce and maintain accurate bookkeeping records for a range of organisations, using manual and computerised systems.
This programme module aims to facilitate the learner to develop the academic, vocational & personal language, literacy and/or numeracy skills related to Communications. It will assist the learner in understanding the use of modern information and communications technology integrated with the role played by communications and relevant legislation in human interaction.
Using Microsoft Access, Learn how to create and modify databases under limited supervision.
Provides the learner with the competence to produce a range of documents containing text and graphic images from design briefing to printing, using a Desktop Publishing (DTP) system.
The processing of information within organisations and the various systems and methods used.
Learn how to create and modify spreadsheets under supervision, using common spreadsheet features.
Learn how to construct, test and maintain a range of webpages and sites using HTML CSS and Adobe Dreamweaver.
This programme module aims to provide a Learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time. It will also facilitate the learner to develop an understanding of the world of work and employment, Including the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee.

Progression Routes

Please see here for a list of CAO courses for this QQI Business Award 5M2067.
From generating points for the CAO application system via a QQI award, to local agreements with Higher Education Institutes, students can progress to specified courses in a range of areas.

Career Opportunities

  • Data Entry
  • Web Design
  • Software Development
  • Programming
  • Technical Support
  • Computerised Accounts
  • Financial Services

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Mairead Wynne

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