Higher Certificate Business CW906

  • NFQ Level 6
  • CW906
  • 25
  • 180
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
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What is the Course about?

Business touches on almost every aspect of modern human society. At undergraduate level students can gain a foundation in many of these aspects of the business world, before choosing a specialisation.

This two-year programme provides an academic qualification for anyone interested in a career in business and management. This Higher Certificate in Business equips students with a broad skill-base ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The programme provides a basic business foundation covering core subjects including: financial accounting; economics; management; business applications; marketing and business law.   

Special Features:

  • The Higher Certificate in Business provides students with the flexibility to choose a business career or progress to further study.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this certificate programme will be eligible to progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) programme (CW908) and can chose a speciality from one of the following: Marketing (MKT) International Business (INT); Supply Chain Management (SCM); Finance and Accounting (FAC) or Business Management (BMT) or Human Resource Management (HRM).  Graduates can also enter Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) Wexford (CW018) or progress to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (CW948).

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

At certificate level, graduates may expect to work in roles such as: trainee manager; personal assistant; accounts assistant; customer services assistant; bank official; sales representative and many other similar roles.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Subjects required:   

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Sharon McDonald, BA, MEd,MA
E: sharon.mcdonald@itcarlow.ie