Dorset College continues to adhere to the government’s guidelines on protective measures required to be in place in order to combat the COVID-19. These protective measures mean that our classes might be delivered through a Hybrid model in case of new restrictions being put in place.
Hybrid Learning combines face-to-face instruction with live online learning. In the context of the coronavirus social distancing recommendations, a hybrid model reduces the number of students in the building, by moving some of the course delivery online.
Access to the programme is through the CAO or DIRECT with Dorset College Admissions Office.
CAO applicants must meet the basic matriculation requirements of a minimum of 5, O6/H7 grades, including Mathematics and a Language.
FET applicants must hold a QQI level 5 Major Award.
International applicants, who have not applied for access to this programme through the CAO, must furnish an equivalent qualification that is certified by NARIC Ireland.
For mature applicants (i.e. age 23 and older), applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through Dorset College’s ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy.
English Language Requirements
Candidates whose first language is not English are required to meet the admission criteria of IELTS 6.0 / B2+ CEFR or equivalent.
The following meets the entry requirements:
PTE Academic computer-based English language test
PTE test 50 points = IELTS 6.0
Toeic - 700-720 points is a sold 6.0
The Bachelor of Business is a three-year Level 7 qualification awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI).
A combination of module-appropriate assessment methods will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes on the course including group work, examinations, presentations, and business reports.
Protection of Enrolled Learners
Dorset College has arrangements in place to ensure the Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) in the event of a cessation of programmes by the college.
The Bachelor of Business programme will provide a strong base from which to pursue a career and/or further study in accountancy, finance, marketing, and general business.
Learners will have the opportunity to visit multinational organisations and professional fairs.
Companies with European Headquarters in Ireland include:
Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, HSBC, Baxter, Microsoft, eBay, LinkedIn, Symantec, Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, MasterCard, AIG, Zurich, CITI, and more….
Sample Job roles include:
Options to progress include the one-year Bachelor of Business in International Business Level 8 at Dorset College or to a similar degree at other higher education providers.