Students on this course will acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in the theory, principles and practices involved in a range of business scenarios and be able to work independently or in a supervisory capacity in a variety of business contexts and/or progress to higher education and training.  Successful students will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business. All students complete a 60 hours work experience placement as part of their studies on this course.


A QQI/FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration (5M2468) or equivalent.

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Modules Include:

  • Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354
  • Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546
  • Business Management 6N4310
  • Spreadsheets 6N4089
  • Word Processing 6N4977
  • Work Experience 6N1946
  • Taxation 6N4167
  • Communications 6N1950


The Advanced Business Administration Certificate supports a wide range of career options at supervisory level. The course is ideal for those wishing to progress directly to work but it will also benefit those looking to progress to Higher Education. This programme is an ideal choice for anyone seeking a higher-level role in administration. Content covered includes the theory and practice of supervisory level roles in business and administration, as well as detailed practical skills including book-keeping, payroll and business management.


This course will enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in the area of business at an advanced level in order to work a range of office / business contexts and / or to progress to higher education and training.


Participants will:

  • be qualified to obtain positions in professional, financial and public sector employment.
  • obtain solid practical experience in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Teams etc) as well as Payroll & Book-keeping systems
  • gain practical experience of employment preparation through creating and updating their CV, interview simulations and 60 hours of work experience
  • use a range of digital media throughout the course, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Elements & Adobe Dreamweaver, Canva, KineMaster, etc. (to produce materials including images, sound and video, for use in the creation of web pages/social media posts & online publications)

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