This course builds on business and English knowledge and skills already attained from a Level 5 related programme. Its broad range of subjects allows students to continue to develop their expertise in the business area as well as further developing their expertise in the English language. Graduates from the course will have upskilled in English as a second language and be in a position to work in a business organisation or move on into an entrepreneurial venture.
- Full QQI Level 5 award in a relevant area.
- All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.
September to May.
€330 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €80). See fees & payment for details.
Fees status currently being updated for 2024/2025.
- QQI Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985).
- QQI Component Maths (5N1833) – available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression.
Business Management - 6N4310
Understand the role and function of management in a business environment. Gain a detailed picture of the management of planning, organising and controlling. Develop effective management skills such as leadership and communications.
Work Experience - 6N1946
Present a detailed personal skills audit and career plan including personal goals, action points, development opportunities and career paths. Demonstrate supervisory skills and capacities in the workplace.
Communications - 6N1950
Builds on the core communications skills gained at level 5 while allowing the learner, working independently and or in a supervisory capacity, to develop such qualities as tact, diplomacy, empathy and patience necessary for communicating with staff/clients in a professional setting.
Entrepreneurship - 6N1941
The learner will attain the knowledge, skill and competence in advanced theories and concepts of entrepreneurship in order to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to a specific business and or social innovation context, operating independently and or in a supervisory capacity.
English as a Second language – 6N3161
The learner will be equipped with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate with fluency in the target language, socially and in the work environment, independently and or in a supervisory capacity.
Managing People - 6N3945
The learner will be equipped with the knowledge, skill and competence to develop standards, measure performance, motivate and empower staff while working in a supervisory role.
Sales and Marketing Management - 6N3613
Devise an after sales service policy for an organisation including interpersonal skills required when dealing with a dissatisfied customer and how new sales opportunities can be created from after sales service. Design sales management techniques to meet the needs of a range of organisations to include appropriate marketing and selling key performance indicators. Estimate the budgets and forecasting for sales and marketing plan.
Professional Presentation - 6N4006
Equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence of presentation software and communication skills that can be used in a business and training environment.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING / WORKSHOPS
- Enterprise event/Guest Speakers – An Enterprise event is held annually with talks and workshops from the LEO (Local Enterprise Office), MTU Rubicon Centre, and local entrepreneurs who share their experience with students about their journey. Throughout the year speakers from business and industry visit the college and share insights about the changing landscape of business and commerce and how best to prepare for the future of work.
- Individual support available to build digital skills – Workshops and one-to-one support are offered to students around digital skill development. There is a thorough introduction to our on-line learning platform at the beginning of the academic year, and further support during the year on all aspects of Office 365 and any other packages being used.
- English language tutorial support is available during the year.
What are the entry requirements?
A full QQI Level 5 award in Business Studies/Administration or other relevant award. It is desirable that you have L5 Spreadsheet Methods successfully completed.
What if I am a mature student (over 21)?
Mature applicants are also welcome. We suggest that they start with a L5 qualification unless they have recently been in education. Experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
What is the situation with work experience L6?
Students will have Fridays as their allocated work experience day. They are to secure a placement prior to commencement and will be given more information on what is required on commencement.
What is the cost of the course?
€330 made up of €250 Student Services Fee* + €80 Exam Fee.
* All students who are holders of a Medical Card are exempt from paying the €80 exam charge.
WORK PLACEMENT / EXPERIENCE
Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a business/administration setting for the duration of the course. Work placement is a highly valued component of the student experience here at the college. An excellent opportunity for you to gain insight into the world of work. Students are encouraged to source their own Work Placement but you will be supported by the Work Placement team should you need assistance to do this.
EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES
Some of our popular progression opportunities include:
- MTU Cork: Business (MT550) – Year 2 entry.
- MTU Kerry: Business (MT941) – Year 2 Entry.
Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and SETU (Waterford & Carlow) for preferential entry for students of Morrison’s Island locations.
Go to our progressions database for exact requirements on progressions for this course.
Customer Service/Marketing Representative, Retail Assistant, Office/Business Administrator.