If you have a flair for numbers and an interest in working in the financial side of any business office then this is the perfect course for you. Gain expertise in supporting the management of finances in any company environment or be the ‘go to’ person for accounts in the office of a small business.


Tel: (028) 21644

1 year

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration 5M2468

QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)

€300 including ICDL & QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from QQI examination fee of €50)

  • Business Administration Skills 5N1610
  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
  • Text Production 5N1422
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised 5N1546
  • Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
  • Digital Presentations 5N0653

Leaving Cert, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed.  An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

Fully equipped computer rooms

Professional guest lecturers

Site visits

CCOC: Progress to one of the CCOC Advanced Business Specialisms, subject to Entry Requirements being met

UCC: Law (CK301) UCC: Law and Business (CK307) MTU (Cork), MTU (Kerry) Business Studies (CR021)
Special arrangements in place with MTU (CCPS), MTU (Kerry) and Waterford IT for preferential entry for CCOC students. Up to 390 points for any IT can be attained. Go to our progressions database at https://corkcollegeofcommerce.ie/progressions/ for exact
requirements on progressions for this course.

Accounts Administration staff can perform a wide range of finance support roles in any business office environment.  Qualified to engage in a wide range of bookkeeping and payroll roles within a busy office and with experience gained the opportunity to pursue an Accounting Technicians Qualification is the next step in having a successful career in this area.

“West Cork Campus gave me the opportunity to get out, make new friends and better myself in a way I never thought I would be able to. The teachers were amazing, always ready to answer any questions and taking the time not just to teach but to get to know each student as well. While it was stressful at times there was a great sense of camaraderie, everybody was in it together and we all pushed and pulled each other with a gentle nudge from our tutors. I’ve taken away from West Cork Campus not just a new set of skills and experiences but new friends as well.”

Jonathon Louks, Administrator, Atlantic Language School of English in Schull

“After more than 20 years of being at home I discovered its never too late to learn and that’s thanks to all the help and support I got from all the staff at the West Cork Campus. I looked forward to going in every morning and I made some great friends along with getting a great qualification. Now I understand the saying ‘school days are the best days of your life’ (pity it took me 40+ years).”

Rita McCarthy, Administrator (Insurance), McCarthy Insurance Group

I was a student of Level 5 Reception and Customer Care. It was a wonderful course where I gained much confidence.The Cork College of Commerce opened up new paths and the experience was invaluable. Overall I would say that the Cork College of Commerce was a wonderful College.

Laura Kirwan, Reception and Customer Care