Galway Community College
Further Education

Advanced Cert. in Business Management & Accounting

Advanced Cert. in Business Management & Accounting


QQI Level 6 Course Code: 6M4985

Co-ordinator: Orla Fitzpatrick


Course Outline

This course will enable the learner to develop key skills in accounting, marketing, human resources and management. Modules in Enterprise and Team leadership give the student the skills and knowledge required to work as an effective leader and member of a team, focusing on leadership, management, teamwork and communication skills.


  • Business Management - 6N4310
  • Communications - 6N1950
  • Entrepreneurship - 6N1941
  • Human Resources Management - 6N3750
  • Marketing Management - 6N4188
  • Team Leadership - 6N1948
  • Work Experience - 6N1946
  • Bookkeeping - Manual and Computerised - 5N1354


€175 GCC Student Services Fee applies to all learners

€80 QQI Certification Fee applies to all learners except

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

Non EU Students are subject to an International Fee.

We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact .

Work Experience

Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year in areas of accounting, marketing, human resources and management.

Special Features

Regular speakers from Galway Businesses in the areas of Accountancy, Marketing, and human resources. Students will avail of the most up to date software both for Windows and Mac.

Students who successfully complete this course can apply to go directly into the second year of a Business/IT course in GMIT.

Entry Requirements

Suitable candidates must have obtained a relevant QQI Level 5 Award or equivalent to be eligible for this course.


By completing a PLC/FE course, students can achieve up to 390 CAO points and gain access to 3rd Level courses in universities and institutes of technology nationwideby applying through the CAO system,

Level 6 graduates can apply directly to college to gain access to 2nd year of this program;

More information for entry into the Galway Higher Education colleges after completing a QQI Level 6 course in GCC

Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

Feb 06
Bank Holiday - College Closed
Feb 13
Mid Term Break
Mar 17
College Closed
Apr 03
Easter Holidays
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