Advanced Certificate in Event Management (Level 6)

Event Management is one of the fastest developing industries in the world, growing enormously in the last two decades. Event Management focuses on the management and production of corporate, leisure, cultural and religious events. This course provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to take a concept and see it materialise into an event.

Progression links to relevant degree courses are also an option open to successful graduates. In particular, on completion of this course, students may apply for advanced entry into Year Two of the BSc Event Management (Honours) degree course in TU Dublin, subject to interview

  • QQI Advanced Certificate in Business – NFQ Level 6 (6M4985)
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Advanced Certificate in Business
  • Award Code: 6M4985
  • Level: 6 – Further Education & Training

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

QQI Level 5 Qualification or equivalent

Mature applicants who have relevant experience and may not meet the above requirements are
welcome to apply

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

  • Event Management –Level 6
  • Business Management – Level 6
  • Business Law – Level 6
  • Marketing Management – Level 6
  • Computerised Accounts – Level 6
  • Spreadsheets – Level 6
  • Communications – Level 6
  • Work Placement – Level 6

(Students will participate on a work based training programme and undertake relevant work experience for 1 to 2 full days per week)

A process of national programme development is currently underway in the Further Education sector. Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

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.

For information on all relevant higher education links visit , and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit

Full-time Courses:

  • TU Dublin – BSc (Hons) Event Management –TU 954
  • Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Event Management degree course (subject to interview)
  • TU Dublin – International Hospitality Management- TU745
  • Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of this course (subject to interview and relevant experience)
  • IADT Dun Laoghaire – BBus (Ord) Entrepreneurship -DL701
  • IADT Dun Laoghaire – BBus (Hons) Entrepreneurship & Management -DL823

Students may apply for entry into Year 2 of the Business degree course (subject to interview)

  • TU Dublin– BA (Hons) Advertising & Marketing Communications- TU 919
  • TU Dublin- BBus Management – TU 774
  • TU Dublin – BBus Marketing – TU 783
  • Students may apply for entry into Year Two of the above courses. Interview required.
  • NCI- BA (Hons) Business – NC009
  • NCI- Ba (Hons) Marketing Practice – NC020
  • South East Technology University (SETU)– Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with SETU linking this course’s QQI award (6M4985) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see

Part-time Courses:

  • Graduates may apply for part-time Management, Accounting and Finance degree programmes in TU Dublin.

Caoimhe WalshAfter taking a year out of college I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with myself. Living close by, a friend mentioned Ballsbridge College as an option and told me to look into it.

I came across the Event Management course while flicking through the brochure and in my interview with the Principal, he pointed out to me that I was actually eligible for the advanced Event Management course due to my past work experience.

Ballsbridge College is the perfect college to start in. I was definitely not the most academic student in school, so I was unsure as to how I would get on in college. The lecturers are extremely supportive and very helpful when you are struggling with any assignments or modules. There is a constant support group either from the students in your class or from the teachers and porters in the college.

I progressed to the Event Management programme in TU Dublin. I went directly into year 2 from Ballsbridge College through the advanced entry route for PLC students coming from Level 6 courses.

I would definitely recommend everyone to apply to Ballsbridge College for their first step in third level education. The mixture of continuous assessment and exams has me more than prepared to continue my studies in TU Dublin.”  

Caoimhe Walsh, Advanced Event Management graduate 2017, progressed to BSc. Event Management, TU Dublin (advanced entry)

I am a mature student who wanted to go back to education. This course was the perfect stepping stone I needed to get myself back to learning. The course is exceptionally good and challenging with brilliant teachers who really engage you. The teachers cannot be praised enough for the work they do. If you want to go on third level, this course will really set you up and get you ready for the challenge ahead.”  

Cain Kelly, graduate, progressed to Event Management at TU Dublin, Advanced Entry

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