Higher Certificate in Business

National College of Ireland
Time of Day
Full Time
On Enquiry
Two Years

Course Description

Programme Overview

This course is an ideal starting point to your studies in business and can be a pivotal platform for further studies. The course will give you a good grounding in all areas of business and will appeal to those wishing to pursue a career in business, enterprise or related fields.

As a graduate of this course you will:

  • Develop a range of higher level thinking and applied skills.
  • Have a specialised knowledge of the key theories and principles relevant to business.
  • Build up personal skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork.
  • Understand the latest thinking in areas like HRM, marketing, finance and management.
  • Have an ability to apply knowledge and skills to problem solve within the business world.

Course Structure and Award

This course is a two year higher certificate. The course is run over 4 semesters with continuous assessment held throughout the course and examinations at the end of each semester. On completion you will receive a HETAC Higher Certificate in Business at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications

Further Study Options

Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Business, graduates can gain entry into year 2 of any BA (Honours) Degree programme in the School of Business (subject to places).

Career Prospects

The course is an excellent basis for starting work in a variety of roles within business, commercial or public sector bodies. This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to build a successful career in the business world.

Course Fees

This course qualifies under the Free Fees Initiative, Higher Education Grants Scheme and the VEC Scholarship Scheme.

Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements are a grade D3 or above (Higher or Ordinary level) in five subjects. A minimum of grade D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) must be obtained in English. A minimum of grade D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) or a B2 or above in Foundation level must be obtained in Mathematics. Please see page 74 for details of points awarded for foundation level subjects. FETAC Students, Mature applicants, applicants with a disability or those applying through the DARE or HEAR access schemes should consult our DARE and HEAR webpage

Who is the Course for?

The course is for school leavers, mature students and graduates of FETAC level 5/6 programmes.

Programme Modules

View our Module Descriptor for more information on the modules in this course

Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1
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Related Categories:
Business , Accountancy / Finance , Marketing , Management , Business Studies , Business & Marketing , Economics , Education
Related Locations:
Dublin City Centre

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