LTI Programme

Our LTI Co-Ordinator/Tutor, Noel Lackey, conducting our LTI class.

COURSE NAME AND CODE: Office and Business Skills Programme (5M2102)

Course Overview

The Office and Business Skills programme is a long established programme in Mullingar, aiming to assist people with up-skilling in the area of Business Studies, and to help students progress to Employment and Further Education after the course.

Progression Rates

95% of students from the last two courses have progressed to Further Education or Employment.

Aims of the Programme

  • The programme aims to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competence to provide accounting, administrative and marketing support in a variety of office settings.
  • Participation time on the programme is 42 weeks.
  • This includes a three week block of Work experience with a local employer in a Business setting.
  • During the last three months of the course you will be assisted with Career Guidance and pathways to Further Education.


  • The programme is open to anyone who is unemployed and over the age of 16.
  • If you are in receipt of a Social Welfarepayment, you may be eligible to transfer to a training allowance whilst on this course.

Eligibility & Criteria

To be eligible for this training and employment programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be able to commit to a nine month full-time QQI Level 5 Business Studies Programme.
  • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or FETAC/QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to students who do not meet these entry requirements, where literacy and numeracy tests can be taken.
  • 80%of students must be aged between 18 – 35 years.


120 Credits is required for this certificate. Each Component is equal to 15 credits. On completion of this course you will receive a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Business Studies, 5M2102. Modules included in this Major award are:

  • Book-keeping Manual and Computerised
  • Payroll
  • Marketing Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Business Administration
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Occupational First Aid

For further information …

044 934 4551
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