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Advanced Certificate in Business WITH INSURANCE (QQI Level 6)

This full-time one year programme is designed to enable successful learners to gain an in-depth knowledge of the role and function of business management within different business environments and in the theory and practice of insurance to enable the learner to work under supervision in a variety of insurance contexts. It will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competency to explore the range of products and services in the insurance industry. Key areas of study are business, insurance, economics and team leadership alongside advanced I.T skills. The programme may enhance opportunities in securing an apprenticeship in the area of insurance practitioner. 

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  • Banking & Insurance
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Business Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Human Resource 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. 

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)

US720 Business (Level 7)*

US840   Business (Level 8)

US848  Business & Law (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

SE420     Higher Certificate Business* (Level 6)

SE414     Bachelor of Business, common entry  (Level 7)*

SE403   Business with Law (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

AU501     Business (Level 7)

AU505     Business with Entrepreneurship (Level 7)

AU601    Business (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)**

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

**Maths module required or Leaving Certificate Maths.

! O6/H7 Leaving Certificate Maths 

For further information, please contact Elaine at  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.