Beginners Guitar

Have fun learning guitar from how to change strings, to simple chords, strumming techniques and […]
Part Time and Evening

Software Development Level 5

Ireland has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in Information Technology. Both multinationals […]
Further Education and PLC

Art and Design Level 5 (5M1984)

ART and DESIGN (5M1984) This course is fundamentally designed to provide students with a portfolio […]
Further Education and PLC

DIY Bike Maintenance

Learn the steps it takes to maintain your bicycle at home from repairing a puncture […]
Part Time and Evening

Digital Photography

Includes one daytime photo shoot. Learn how to use your SLR Digital Camera from which […]
Part Time and Evening

Introduction to Drawing

This class will take you through different drawing techniques, how to use different types of […]
Part Time and Evening

Computers for Beginners

Learn how to use your computer from file management, to send and receive an email […]
Part Time and Evening

Computers for Improvers

Learn more about using your home computer using applications such as MS Word: letters, clips […]
Part Time and Evening

Media Studies Level 5

MEDIA STUDIES – Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048)   The aim of the course is […]
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Flower Arranging

This is a hands on leisure class, where students will learn about all the materials […]
Part Time and Evening

Creative Writing

This course will cover areas of writing such as; Writing Skills Characterisation Structure and plot […]
Part Time and Evening

Contact Details

Lake Road
Phone: 090 6481178
Location: Westmeath

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About Moate Business College

At Moate Business College the aim is to provide students with the highest quality education and training which will prepare them for the world of work or Further Education.  Since opening in 1991 a wide range of Further Education courses have been developed in response to demand both at local and national level.  The College is renowned throughout the midlands for the quality of its job related courses.

Further Education courses have now gained due recognition on the ladder of progression within the Irish Education System – with approximately 45,000 students choosing this option annually.  Having completed a Further Education course, there are many options open to students: • To go directly into the workplace • To progress to higher education in other third level colleges • Further progression within Moate Business College.

Application Procedure
Application forms are available directly from the College or prospective applicants can apply online through the college website on  All applicants for courses will be called for interview.

There are no tuition fees payable in Moate Business College.  However, please note that there are costs involved in taking a course, e.g. exam fees, professional body registration fees etc.

All students attending Moate Business College are eligible to apply for Maintenance Grants as in all third level colleges.  Details are available from

All students attending Moate Business College are offered QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) Certification, which is widely recognised and respected by employers.    At Moate Business College, Level 5 and Level 6 courses are offered.  A full certificate is awarded to a candidate who achieves the required standard in the appropriate number and range of modules (usually the successful completion of 8 modules, including any mandatory modules as specified by QQI).

Progression from Moate Business College
On successful completion of their studies at Moate Business College, students are eligible to apply for further studies at other third level colleges in Ireland.  There are a number of reserved places in Institutes of Technology for holders of QQI Level 5 and Level 6 qualifications. Opportunities for Direct Entry exist for holders of Level 6 awards.

College Activities
Extra college activities can include sporting activities, study tours in Ireland, study tours abroad, art exhibitions, and participation in EU funded Projects

Erasmus Project
The MBC Erasmus programme funds practical projects in the field of education and training.  The programme will allow a number of our students to participate in a three week work placement in their vocational area in a European country.


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