Advanced Certificate in Business


Advanced Certificate in Business Studies Course - Dublin

Our Advanced Certificate in Business Studies at BFEI, located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin is a QQ1 Level 6 course.

Have you already got a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies or an equivalent award and want to further develop your business? Have you a desire to gain a more in-depth understanding of key business areas or would you like to start your own business?

This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the main business areas: Accounting, Marketing, Business Management, and Entrepreneurship, offering you the opportunity to advance your career in your chosen area of interest by providing advanced entry to Business Studies Degree programmes.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Administration and Management
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Sales Management

Companies who have hired BFEI graduates include:

  • AIB

Course Structure

Core Elements
  • Advanced Certificate in Business
  • Business Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Professional Presentation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • BUS2
  • Duration

  • 1 Year – full time September to May
  • Number of Places

  • 60
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 25
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 days

I successfully completed a HND in Business Studies in 2009. A professional and experienced lecturing staff delivered a challenging and contemporary curriculum in an engaging manner. Learners are provided with all necessary support and encouragement to achieve their potential. Links with external third level institutions offer students the opportunity to further progress in their education. Through this transfer system, and equipped with the skills, confidence and knowledge provided to me, I was able to complete an Honours Degree in IADT.

- Jamie Rohu, Business Studies Graduate, 2009 -

Support Elements
  • Career Advice
  • CV Preparation
Assessment and certification

This course is certified by QQI.

Assessment is based on a combination of project work submitted during the year and exams.

Learners who successfully complete the course will be awarded a QQI level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985).

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed the Certificate in Business Studies, or hold an equivalent qualification at QQI Level 5 (subject to having completed relevant modules).

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will be invited to attend an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Information on course costs and the registration/induction process will also be provided at this meeting. 

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available. 


At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.


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