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Advanced Certificate in Business with marketing (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 and marketing management within different business environments, while also looking at the strategic marketing environment of a range of businesses and applying marketing theories and practices to the marketing environment of product and service companies. On successful completion, learners will develop knowledge and critical evaluation skills in the application of business management and marketing strategies to real-life scenarios. Key areas of study are business, marketing management, economics and team leadership alongside advanced IT. The programme may enhance opportunities in securing an apprenticeship in Retail Supervision roles.

Click on Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision for further information.

  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Team Leadership
  • Spreadsheets
  • Human Resources Management
  • Personal & Professional Development

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

US720 Business (Level 7)*

US844  Digital Marketing (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

SE420     Higher Certificate Business (Level 6)*

SE414     Business (Level 7)

Maynooth University (MU)

MH101     Arts – Marketing (Level 8)

MH107     Social Science (Level 8)

MH411     Entrepreneurship (Level 8)**

Atlantic Technological University (ATU),


AU501     Business (Level 7)*

AU603     Marketing and Sales (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)

Atlantic Technological University (TUS),  Sligo

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

MI016 Education: Business Studies & Accounting (Level 8)! 

DC111    Business Studies (Level 8)**

DC131   Communications Studies (Level 8) 

AU900   Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing (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 email 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