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Advanced Certificate in Business WITH HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - (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 also enhance opportunities in securing the Recruitment Executive Apprenticeship (Level 8).

Click here for further information click on BA (Honours) in Recruitment Practice Apprenticeships. 

  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Business Management
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Applied Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Spreadsheets

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. 

Technology University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone

US720 Business (Level 7)**

US848 Business & Law (Level 8)

US840 Business (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

SE420 Higher Certificate Business (Level 6)*

SE414 Business, common entry (Level 7)*

SE409 Public Relations & Media (Level 8)

SE403  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

AU501 Business (Level 7)*

AU505 Business with Entrepreneurship (Level 7)

AU601 Business (Level 8)

University of GalwayGY201  Commerce (Level 8)**
GY209  Commerce Global Experience (Level 8)**
Mary Immaculate College (MI)M016 BA in Education, Business Studies Accounting (Level 8)!
MI017 BA in Education, Business Studies Religious Studies (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 Certificate Maths.

! O6/H7 Leaving Certificate Maths. 

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

Code: 6M4985

Award Title: QQI Level 6 – Certification in Business

Duration: One year –  September 2024 to May 2025.