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Business: Advanced Certificate in Business WITH ACCOUNTING (QQI Level 6)

This full-time one-year programme is designed to enable successful learners to gain an in-depth understanding of the role and function of business management and accounting within different business environments, and provide learners with the  knowledge, skills and competency to prepare financial statements for a range of organisations both manually and using integrated accounting software. On successful completion, learners will develop knowledge and critical evaluation skills in the application of business management, bookkeeping and accounting to real life scenarios.  The programme may also enhance opportunities in securing an apprenticeship in the area of Financial Services, Accounting Technician or Services Associate. 

For further information click Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

  • Accounting – Manual & Computerised
  • Bookkeeping – Manual & Computerised
  • Business Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Spreadsheets 
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management

Modules are subject to change

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 5, or equivalent standard of education.  All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. 

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)

US720   Business (Level 7)*

US846   Accounting with Finance (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

SE420     Higher Certificate Business (Level 6)*

SE407     Accounting (Level 8)

Maynooth University (MU)

MH101     Arts (Level 8)

MH107     Social Science (Level 8)

MH401     Finance (Level 8)**

MH403     Accounting and Finance (Level 8)**

MH407     Business and Accounting (Level 8)**

MH411     Entrepreneurship (Level 8)

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway

AU501     Business (Level 7)

AU505     Business with Entrepreneurship (Level 7)

AU600    Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting (Level 8)

AU604    Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Finance and Economics (Level 8)

University of Galway

GY201         Commerce (Level 8)**

GY209         Commerce Global Experience (Level 8)**


Mary Immaculate College (MI)

Dublin City University (DCU)

M1017   BA in Education, Business Studies and Religion (Level 8)!

MI016   BA in Education, Business Studies & Accounting (level 8) !

DC111  Business Studies (Level 8)**

DC115   Accounting & Finance (Level 8)**

*Maths module or Leaving Certificate Maths is a requirement

**Upon completion of the Major Award 6M4985, students may progress directly to Year 2 of these courses. 

! O6/H7 Leaving Certificate Maths required. 

For further information, please contact Elaine on 057 9349424 or email: 

€80 QQI Level 6 Certification Fee. 

Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from  this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment.  Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.


Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 6 – Certification in Business

Duration: One year – September 2024 to May 2025.