FulltimeClassroomBusiness and administration and law


This programme was written to be shared with Department of Education and Skills funded providers who are registered with QQI and wish to offer certification to their learners in a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985.

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire a specialised knowledge of business with the knowledge, skills and competence required to exercise substantial personal autonomy, work effectively with and take responsibility for the work of others, be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts to a range of business contexts and progress to further and/or higher level studies.

There are 55 programme modules in this programme. Upon successful completion of a minimum of 8 programme modules the learner may achieve the required 120 credits for a level 6 QQI major award.

The programme may be offered to the learner on a full time or a part time basis and has been designed to be sufficiently flexible so that it may meet the needs of the learner who accesses programmes through many different avenues in [Named Provider]. Overall the programme is based on duration of 1200 hours (typical learner effort), to include both directed and self directed learning.

Upon successful completion of this programme, the learner will have many transfer and progression options available to him/her. The learner may transfer to a programme leading to certification in one of the other level 6 QQI major or special purpose awards either with [Named Provider] or another QQI registered provider.

Alternatively the learner may be eligible to apply to progress to the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) with a higher education provider.

Target Award

QQI Business – 6M4985

Start Date: 27-08-2023Hours/week: 22 Hrs 00 Mins


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 5 in a relevant discipline when accessing a Level 6 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 6 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course and be able to exercise initiative and independence when carrying out course activities.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (6N1946) QQI
Communications Communications (6N1950) QQI
Business Management Business Management (6N4310) QQI
Statistics Statistics (5N2066) QQI
Sales Presentation Sales Presentation (6N3567) QQI
Finance Finance (6N4165) QQI
Applied Economics Applied Economics (6N4091) QQI
Spreadsheets Spreadsheets (6N4089) QQI
Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the associated Component Specifications.


Waterford College of Further Education


Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9


  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Administration Office