Course Description

QQI Business Law (QQI Level 5)

The Open College

This course proposes to give the student the knowledge, skill and competence in the principles and practices of business law and its impact on a range of business organisations.


Who should complete this course?

  • Students who wish to obtain a general understanding of Business Law principles and to enable them to appreciate the role of the law in their Business or work place environment.
  • Business Owners looking to up skill their knowledge on all Business Law and Legislations.
  • People who wish to gain a professional, internationally recognised qualification in Law by distance learning.


Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • gain a basic understanding of the Irish legal system
  • gain an understanding of the impact of legislation on the business environment
  • gain an introduction to principles of the law of contract
  • gain an introduction to the principles of law relevant to a range of business practices (e.g. company law, consumer law, conveyancing)
  • be familiar with the legal language, procedures and documents relevant to their vocational area
  • develop skills in analysis and critical evaluation
  • appreciate the importance of health and safety legislation within the workplace
  • appreciate the importance of respecting confidentiality in all business communications and transactions.

Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5N2091
College Name The Open College
Course Category Law
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Fee 329
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times This QQI Business Law 5N2091 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Business Law (5N2091).
Entry Requirements Leaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Business) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Career Path This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 6 credit towards a QQI Major award in any of the following areas: 5M0828 eBusiness 5M1997 Office Administration 5M2468 Business Administration 5M3789 Legal Studies 5M2102 Business Studies.
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The Open College

Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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