Advanced Certificate in Business - QQI Level 6

  • Award
  • QQI Level 6 Code: 6M4985
  • Two years in total to include one year in QQI Level 5 cognate course.

Course Aims

This level 6 award is a progression from any QQI Level 5 course and is designed to give students a more in depth understanding of the role of management in the business sector.
Students will study at least eight subjects including Sales and Marketing, Economics, Business Law, Financial Reporting, HR Management, Business Management.
Our level 6 course offers students the chance for advanced entry to 2nd year in the National College of Ireland and TU Dublin (Grangegorman and Tallaght Campuses) and IADT.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.

Advanced College Progression

Course Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in a related cognate area and/or relevant life or work experience.
Mature applicants welcome.

Course Modules
  • Business Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Costing
  • Business Law
  • Advanced Economics
  • Spreadsheets
  • Payroll 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Sales & marketing Management 
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Communications
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Front Office Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • (Some modules provided within options) 

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of the programme. Performance in the work place is monitored and assessed.


QQI Level 6 Award 6M4985

Education Progression

On successful completion of the Advanced Certificate QQI Level 6 students can access courses in the Institute of Technology Tallaght and the Institute of Technology Dun Laoghaire (IADT). These progression courses are offered at advanced entry level.

Career Opportunities

Employment and progression in the world of business, finance, accounting & management.

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