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Advanced Business

This course is a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate and is a progression course for any student who already has a QQI Level 5 Certificate or equivalent and for mature students who may have industry experience.

The course covers a wide range of business subjects and gives students a very strong foundation in management, marketing, sales, finance, law and economics. The course is designed to maximise the advanced-entry options to a range of degree programmes across our partner, higher-education colleges in Dublin. Small classes, a student-first focus, experienced teachers, low registration fees and great progression and employment opportunities make this level 6 course a great option.



Key Information
QQI Level 6
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 6 Code 6M4985
September - May
Course requirements
  • Students applying for this course should have a Level 5 QQI award or equivalent
  • Mature applicants are very welcome, as are students with relevant experience in this area
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry
  • Use of a computer / laptop and Wi-Fi is desirable
Course modules
  • Business Management
  • Sales and Marketing Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Law
  • Financial Reporting
  • Spreadsheets
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
  • Communications
  • European Language (Optional)
Education Progression

Option 1: Graduates are eligible for advanced entry to 2nd year of the following Level 8 courses:

TU Dublin –Tallaght Campus

Bachelor of Business in Management
Bachelor of Business in Marketing
Bachelor of Business in International Business
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance

National College of Ireland

Bachelor of Business in Marketing Practice
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Business


Bachelor of Business Applied Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Business Entrepreneurship and Management


Option 2: Graduates can also apply for 1st and 2nd year entry to other higher education courses and colleges.


Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College assists students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business have the skills and confidence to work in a wide range of professional roles. Recent graduates are now working in banking and finance, sales and marketing and HRM for national and multinational organisations.


As a mature student my experience at Rathmines College was amazing. I am now graduated from the QQI Level 6 Advanced in Business and now studying for a BA in NCI. The environment of the college is very friendly, teachers are supportive and approachable, and always happy to help.
Nisar Khan
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