Procurement/Purchasing Administration

//Procurement/Purchasing Administration

This QQI Level 5 certificate course provides the knowledge and skills for those who would like to work in the procurement and purchasing administration sections of a company sourcing and buying goods and services. Students gain expertise in general administration and specialize in accounts based skills.



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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)



500 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250)





  • Business Administration Skills 5N1610
  • Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Teamworking 5N1367
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
  • Business Law 5N2091
  • Purchasing 5N2727
  • Negotiation Skills 5N532


Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed.


Students participate in:

  • Professional guest lectures
  • Pitstop Leadership Programme from Common Purpose for selected students
  • Jobs seminar
  • Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in an office environment.

CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration 6M5013 Great progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course.


Accounts departments, any business office environment. All students can access the The Jobs Advice Hub . Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC Alumni LinkedIn for up to date vacancies and networking.


Last year I did QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration, Medical and Dental Receptionist. I found the College of Commerce most welcoming and the teachers so helpful and encouraging. I gained confidence in myself as a person and found the whole experience helped me in my future career.

Breda Barry, Medical and Dental Receptionist

My experience in the Cork College of Commerce was welcoming and professional. I received excellent tuition and there was a very good support structure. I developed a good exam technique and acquired practical skills which are essential for the modern office. I found the staff to be encouraging, supportive, motivating and caring. My colleagues were also helpful and supportive throughout the course. I am currently employed by the HSE and am happy and confident in my work place. Everything I learned in Essential IT for the Office is relevant for my job on a day-to-day basis.

Sarah RYan, Essential IT for the Office

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
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