English Language, Business & IT QQI L4

QQI Level 4 Component Award

This course in English Language (ESOL), Business and IT is for students whose first language is not English. There is a strong emphasis on Language and Literacy skills. The course also provides a foundation in Business and Information Technology for students who may wish to progress to further studies.

  • English as a Second Language (ESOL) (4N1180)
  • Information Technology Skills (4N1125)
  • Mathematics (4N1987)
  • Business Calculations (4N2279)
  • Understanding Interculturalism (4N1121)

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Students are prepared for QQI Level 4 Minor Awards.

Students can progress into English Language, Business & IT in Plunket College – QQI Level 5 Award: Business Studies 5M2102.

There are no minimum entry requirements.

Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of basic English Language proficiency.

  • You are aged 21 years or over and,
  • Currently in receipt of one of the following:
    • Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance or signing for credits for at least 6 months or
    • Getting One-Parent Family Payment, Disability Allowance, *Illness Benefit or *Invalidity Pension for at least 6 months or
    • Getting Blind Pension, Deserted Wife’s Allowance/Benefit, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension or Prisoner’s Wife’s Allowance for at least 6 months (conditions may apply in the case of these payments) or
    • A dependent spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of an eligible person
    • An adult who is in Direct Provision and is the holder of a permission to access the labour market.
    • A person who received statutory redundancy but who has not been in receipt of a qualifying payment for the required period.
    • Periods spent on FET training courses, Community Employment Schemes, Job Initiative, Youthreach programmes and time in prison can count towards the qualifying period.

* If you are claiming Illness Benefit or Invalidity Pension you will be required to apply to DEASP for permission to take your place on the course while retaining your payment.