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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 of the role and function of business management and accounting within different business environments, and provide learners with the knowledge, skill and competence necessary 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. Key areas of study are business, accounting, advanced spreadsheets, economics and team leadership alongside advanced IT. The programme may enhance opportunities in securing an apprenticeship in the area of Financial Services or Accounting Technician.   

  • Accounting – Manual & Computerised (QQI Level 5) – Optional Module
  • Bookkeeping – Manual & Computerised (QQI Level 5) – Optional Module
  • Business Management (QQI Level 6)
  • Applied Economics (QQI Level 6)
  • Personal & Professional Development (QQI Level 6)
  • Team Leadership (QQI level 6)
  • Spreadsheets (QQI Level 6)
  • Human Resource Management (QQI Level 6)
  • Marketing Management (QQI Level 6)

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), Athlone

AL650     Higher Certificate Business* (Level 6)

AL852   Accounting (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

CW906     Higher Certificate Business* (Level 6)

CW917     Bachelor of Business, options in: Business Management International Business, Supply Chain Management  (Level 7)*

CW936   Accounting (Level 8)

Maynooth University (MU)

MH101     Arts (Level 8)

MH107     Social Science (Level 8)

MH401     Finance (Level 8)**

MH403     BA Accounting and Finance (Level 8)**

MH407     Business and Accounting (Level 8)**

MH411     Entrepreneurship (Level 8)

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway

GA170     Business (Level 7)

GA175     Finance (Level 7)

GA176     Business with Entrepreneurship (Level 7)

GA181    Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting (Level 8)

GA182     Business (Level 8)

GA185    Bachelor of Business (Hons.) in Finance and                                                            Economics (Level 8)

National University of

Ireland Galway (NUIG)

GY201         Commerce (Level 8)**

GY209         Commerce Global Experience (Level 8)**

Mary Immaculate

College (MI)

Dublin City University (DCU)

M1010            BA in Education, Business Studies and Religion (Level 8)

MI009             BA in Education: Business Studies & Accounting

DC1111      Business Studies (Level 8)**

DC115       Accounting & Finance (Level 8)**

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

**Maths module required or Leaving Certificate Maths.


For further information, please Elaine Sheridan on 057 9349471 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 12th, 2022 to May 26th, 2023.

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SportsThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

BusinessThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied Social Studies with SNAWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Early Childhood Care & EducationWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Nursing Wednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Healthcare SupportWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Computer Networks with SoftwareTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Sustainable Construction TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Engineering TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied ScienceTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards