eBusiness with Digital Marketing QQI Level 5 Course Code: 5M0828


This course offers a wide range of subjects with a particular emphasis on e-business and digital marketing. The course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical and theoretical appreciation of the role played by technology in business today. It provides students with the chance to appreciate the opportunities presented by the web and e-Business, to successfully market products and services.


  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard of education or relevant life experience
  • All entry is subject to interview and online assessment
  • Good basic computer skills


  • e-business
  • The Internet
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Authoring
  • Word Processing
  • Database Methods
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Statistics
  • Bookkeeping – Manual & Computerised
*Subject to change


1 academic year full time – 5 days per week


Some of the employment opportunities include setting up your own business, web design, on-line marketing, market research, retail sales, administration, e-government, customer service, or other areas of business in both the public and private sectors.


Students who successfully complete this Level 5 course may have the option to continue their studies at the Centre, progressing to our QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business. Students who have satisfied the criteria set by the CAO process for progression to third level education, may secure a place in the National Universities of Ireland and many of the Institutes of Technology.

Possible Progression Options include*:

CAO TitleLevel / Course TitileCollege
AL751Level 7 - Bachelor of Business in Digital MarketingAthlone IT
CW908Level 8 - Bachelor of Business (Honours) - Business Common EntryCarlow IT
CW927Level 7 - Bachelor of Business AdministrationCarlow IT
LC230Level 8 - Bachelor of Business with ComputingLimerick IT
MI009Level 8 - BA in Education, Business Studies and AccountingMIC Thurles

*Places are not guarenteed in these institutes and entry is subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please check with the individual college websites for more information on application. Information also available at www.cao.ie


There are no tuition fees payable to Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre. However, please note the there are costs involved in taking a course e.g. materials, additional training and QQI exam fees. A student registration fee must be paid on joining the course.


VTOS/PLC places are available on the course (please contact the Centre for further information). The range of financial support available to students includes: Student Maintenance Grant (SUSI) and the Back to Education Allowance. For further information click on HEA Student Finance and SUSI

*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.


Certificate in eBusiness Level 5


Abbeyleix FETC

Mountrath Road


County Laois

R32 TX30


Start Date: September 2021                                      

End Date: June 2022


  • Study Room
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Canteen


Helen Kavanagh, Centre Manager




(057) 873 1127


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Centre Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
* Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – Closed



Read what our past students have to say about their experience with the eBusiness with Digital Marketing course at Abbeyleix FETC

“I decided to change career during 2017, following a long career within the health care sector. As I was interested in I. T. subjects, I enrolled on an e-business course at Abbeyleix FETC. With the support of some great teachers, I completed eight modules with flying colours. I'm now running my own business and have secured employment within a digital marketing company. Without the decision to enrol on this course at my local ETB, I can honestly say I would not have gained the skills, to progress to the role I find myself in today. It just goes to show that age is never a barrier to progression. I thoroughly recommend Abbeyleix FETC if you are considering upgrading your skills, or changing career direction. Their programs and support were life changing”.
Carole Hearns
e-business 2017/2018
“I completed the e-business award at Abbeyleix FETC and then progressed to the Advanced Certificate in Business, QQI Level 6 in the Centre. After doing well on both courses, I obtained advanced entry to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) Degree in Supply Chain Management in IT Carlow. I cannot overstate the value of the knowledge and skills I received from both courses, for my current and future studies. This knowledge has set the basis for my progression in education. I found the subject of e-business fascinating and it was my interest in globalisation and efficiency in business processes using ERP systems, that steered me towards Supply Chain Management (SCM). The Level 5 e-business course has subjects such as web authoring, digital marketing and database methods which have been invaluable to me now whilst undertaking my degree. I am very hopeful for the future now, as there are many job opportunities in the area of Supply Chain Management”.
Oonagh McEvoy
e-business Level 5 and Advanced Certificate in Business Level 6, 2015/2017