Business Law (QQI Level 5)

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  • Course Fee: Special Offer only: €314
  • Award: QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Business Law (5N2091).
  • NFQ Credits: 15 Credits.
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • Students can complete this course within 3 months 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.
  • No lectures to attend.



Course Description

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.



Course Details


Topics covered include:

The specific learning outcomes are grouped into 6 units.

Unit 1: The Irish Legal System and the Business Environment
Unit 2: Contract Law in Ireland
Unit 3: Company Law in Ireland
Unit 4: Consumer Law in Ireland
Unit 5: Consumer Credit in Ireland
Unit 6: Employment Law.


Programme Entry Requirements:

  • Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences. Learners are expected to be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information for a Level 5 award and more complex information for Level 6 award.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.


Progression to further Studies:

  • 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 FETAC Major award in any of the following areas:
    5M0828 eBusiness
    5M1997 Office Administration
    5M2468 Business Administration
    5M3789 Legal Studies
    5M2102 Business Studies.



Assignments x 2 – 60%
Examination (Theory) – 40%*



The internal assessor will devise two briefs that require the candidates to produce pieces of work of a minimum of 1500 words each which will allow the candidate to demonstrate their understanding of the subject.


Examination (Theory):

The internal assessor will devise a theory-based examination that assesses candidates’ ability to recall and apply theory and understanding gained through lectures, self-directed study and homework style exercises completed by the candidates during the module.

The examination will be based on a range of specific learning outcomes. The selection of questions will be varied and will include a combination of case note questions and questions which require a critical analysis of a legislative enactment of part thereof. Exam duration – 2hrs.


*Please Note: Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country.

This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment. This exam fee is not covered in the course fee/registration fee.



  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Business Law (5N2091) from QQI.
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
  • There is a €85.00 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

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 3 months 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.

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