Waterford College of Further Education is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
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Advanced Cert in Business

Advanced Cert in Business


This is a full-time course designed to advance existing skills of students who have completed a business studies course. Students will be required to attend classes on each weekday, from Monday to Friday. Any enquiries can be directed to class tutor Maurice Barry at mauricebarry@wwetb.ie

Course Content

  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Spreadsheets
  • Sales Presentation
  • Applied Economics
  • Statistics

Career Prospects

Business subjects, coupled with information technology, prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities at middle management level in Finance, Management, Self-Employment and the Public Sector.


QQI Level 6 – Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985)


One Year

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of a QQI Level 5 Certificate business or computing.
  • Successful completion of interview.
  • Applications from mature students will be considered.

Work Experience

Block placement with the dates to be decided.


A student services contribution of €200 is payable on registration. The purpose of which is to cover services, materials, and supports including printing, photocopying, library, student cards etc. This is non refundable.


  • The full QQI Level 6 Certificate facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • An agreement has been negotiated with SETU – Waterford Campus to accept WCFE Level 6 students to Year 2 of the ordinary business degree, subject to specified criteria. See: Progression Information here.
  • An agreement has been negotiated with SETU – Carlow Campus to accept WCFE Level 6 students who satisfy criteria directly into second year of linked business programmes. See: Progression Information here.

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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