E-Business & Digital Marketing - 5M0828

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a range of eBusiness contexts and or to progress to further and or higher education and training. Work placement / work experience is a core feature of programmes in this field, facilitating the enhancement of employability and transversal skills.   Entrepreneurial and business planning skills enable learners to explore self-employment as a career option.

This course is designed to;

Help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. 

Course Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent (mature students welcome)    
  • Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here
  • Ukranian applicants should have a certificate of complete secondary education (after grade 11) or higher Click Here

Course Content

  • E-Business Studies 5N1369
  • The Internet 5N1611
  • Web Authoring 5N1910
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Digital Marketing 5N1364
  • Information and Communication Systems 5N1952
  • Event Management 5N1374

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.


QQI Level 5 Award in E-Business (5M0828)

Career Opportunities

On completion of this Programme, learners may pursue a variety of related business and administrative sector roles  – roles may include working in administrative, logistical, law, and accounting or informatics position in a wide range of organisation types.

  • Office and Business Administration
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Tourism

Progression to Higher Level

Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
Click here for details of QQI Higher Education Links
Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup
The following are the most relevant courses;

Sligo College of Further Education

ATU - Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any ATU Sligo programme through the CAO system.

ATU - Letterkenny

ATU - Galway


  • There are no fees to study this course


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

For more information

Phone 071-9145480 or email [email protected]

Please Note

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in 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 Institute and a student or third party.