Advanced Certificate in Business - 6M4985

This one year full-time course (Mon - Wed inclusive) provides students with the necessary skills for direct entry into a wide range of employment including Banking, Insurance, Commercial, and Service industries, HSE, Public Service and Local Government. Students must have completed a linked QQI Level 5 course. Students will have the opportunity to advance to management and administrative positions within these organisations.

This course is designed to

Help students develop the essential skills and techniques which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of Business Management.

Course Requirements

  • It is preferable for candidates to have a relevant QQI Level 5 qualification (or equivalent) in a business related area or relevant life experience.

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here
  • Ukranian applicants should have a certificate of complete secondary education (after grade 11) or higher Click Here

Course Content

  • Business Management 6N4310

  • Customer Service 6N0697

  • Communications 6N1950

  • Work Experience 6N1946

  • Spreadsheets 6N4089

  • Word Processing 6N4977

  • The Internet 5N1611

  • Web Authoring 6N2532


QQI Level 6 Award in Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985)

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in the following areas become accessible through the progression routes from this course to third-level colleges. Requirements for progression may change or new progression paths become available. Modules may also need to change to facilitate learner needs.

  • Office and Business Administration
  • BusinessAccounting
  • Marketing
  • Tourism

Progression to Higher Education

The following are the most relevant courses;

ATU - Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any ATU Sligo programme through the CAO system. Graduates from this course may also apply for advanced entry straight into second year on a number of business related courses at ATU Sligo. Click Here for more information.

ATU - Letterkenny

ATU - Galway


  • There are no fees to study this course


This is a full-time, one-year course (3 Days per week - Mon to Wed) and runs from September to May.

For more information

Phone 071-9145480 or email [email protected]

Please Note

A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.