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Advanced Certificate in Business WITH HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - hrm (QQI Level 6)

This full-time one-year programme is designed to enable successful learners to gain specialised knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the role and function of business management and human resource management within a range of business environments and organisations. Key areas of study are business, management, recruitment and selection procedures, training and development and employment legislation alongside team leadership, marketing and IT. The programme may enhance opportunities in securing an apprenticeship in the financial services, insurance practitioner or recruitment executive.  Successful graduates may also pursue a career in business, administration and clerical officer roles within the public sector.   

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • QQI Level 5 Legal Practice and Procedures (Optional Module)
  • Spreadsheets

Modules are subject to change. All modules are QQI Level 6, unless otherwise stated. 

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

Technology University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone

AL650 Higher Certificate Business* (Level 6)

AL851 Business & Law (Level 8)

AL850 Business (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

CW906 Higher Certificate Business (Level 6)*

CW917 Business: Human Resource Management (Level 7)*

CW908 Business: Human Resource Management (Level 8)

CW808 Public Relations & Media (Level 8)

CW938 Business with Law (Level 8)

Maynooth University (MU)

MH101 Arts (Level 8)

MH107 Social Science (Level 8)

MH407 Business and Accounting (Level 8)*

MH411 Entrepreneurship (Level 8)*

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway

GA170 Business (Level 7)

GA176 Business with Entrepreneurship (Level 7)

GA182 Business (Level 8)

National University of
Ireland Galway (NUIG)
GY201 Commerce (Level 8)**
GY209Commerce Global Experience (Level 8)**
Mary Immaculate College (MI)M1009 BA in Education, Business Studies Accounting (Level 8)**
MI010 BA in Education, Business Studies Religious Studies (Level 8) **
National College of Ireland (NCI)NC005 BA (Hons.) in Human Resource Management (Level 8)
Dublin City University (DCU)DC111 Business Studies (Level 8)**
DC231 International Relations (Level 8)
DC232 Law & Society (Level 8)

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

** QQI Maths Module required or Leaving Cert 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

Hotel & RestaurantThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

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