QQI Advanced Certificate in Business – NFQ Level 6 (6M4985)
As companies continue to face the challenges of a competitive marketplace, they must invest in highly skilled and trained personnel in order to meet the demands that customers and competitors present. This course is suitable for the student who wishes to develop sophisticated management, selling and marketing techniques – skills which are very much sought after by both the large organisation and the small to medium enterprise alike.
In this course, modern business techniques are explored, leaving the graduate ready to enter the market with a wide range of expertise in various management, marketing and selling practices.
Students and adult learners, who have a flair for business, will find this course gives them an opportunity to build on their knowledge and experience and refine their skills so that at the end of the year they will have a set of professional management and business skills which will bring them into a career of their choice.
This course offers great employment potential in the area of management, professional sales and marketing, and the graduate will be able to avail of the job opportunities that exist in the market as companies continue to develop creative and innovative customer-based marketing and sales strategies.
- QQI Level 5 Qualification or equivalent
- Appropriate Work Experience
- Business Management – Level 6
- Business Law – Level 6
- Marketing Management – Level 6
- Computerised Accounts – Level 6
- Spreadsheets – Level 6
- Sales Presentation – Level 6
- Communications – Level 6
- Work Placement – Level 6
Students will participate in a work-based training programme and undertake relevant work experience for one to two full days per week.
Higher Education Links
For information on all relevant Higher Education Links visit www.qqi.ie (QQI), Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS), the Central Applications Office (CAO) and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit the CAO website.
Examples of Progression to Higher Education
– Full-time Courses:
- IADT Dun Laoghaire – BBus (Ord)Entrepreneurship –DL701
- IADT Dun Laoghaire – BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship and Management -DL823
- NCI- BA (Hons) Business- NC009
- Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Business Degree Course (subject to interview)
- ITT – Higher Certificate in Marketing BA Business – TA013
- ITT – BBus Management Marketing – TA114
- ITT – BBus (Hons) Marketing Management- TA123
- WIT – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with WIT linking this course’s QQI award (6M4985) to a range of WIT degrees.Please see https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/About_PDF/BCFE_Webpage_201610.pdf
– Part-time Courses:
- Graduates may progress into Year 2 of the Institute of Public Administration‘s (IPA) part-time, NUI-accredited, Diploma in Business Studies or Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) and can also avail of additional subject exemptions. Visit the Institute of Public Administration website or contact the IPA directly for further details
- Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes in ITT.
What our students say about the course:
“I really appreciated the supportive learning environment that I experienced during my time at Ballsbridge College. The college gave me a fantastic opportunity to learn the key concepts of business and I took part in the college’s overseas work placement programme to Amsterdam. My experience in the college prepared me extremely well for entry to higher education. I would not be in NCI if it were not for the productive year I spent in Ballsbridge College.”
Richard Cross, 2009 graduate, currently studying Management Technology in Business at NCI
Disclaimer: The college reserves the right to make any alterations to any programme as might be required. Where there is insufficient enrolment a course may be cancelled.