Higher Certificate in Business Studies CW006

  • NFQ Level 6
  • CW006
  • 10
  • AQA
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

This course prepares graduates for a career in the broad business field. Students develop skills in the core areas of business including: management, marketing, economics, information technology and law. The applied nature of the course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to succeed in your chosen area of business.

Course Structure

The course equips students with the skills and knowledge to work in a dynamic business environment. Students can choose any two electives in Year 2 from Economics, Financial Accounting (including computerised accounts) or Tourism. There is a strong emphasis on Information Technology and Digital Media development throughout the course.

Is this course for you?

If you are interested in how business works and enjoy keeping up-to-date with current business practices, then Business might be the course for you. If you enjoy working as part of team to solve real-world issues, this course may be for you.

Special Features:

  • Graduates of this course may choose from a wide range of businessrelated Level 7 and Level 8 courses at Wexford Campus and other thirdlevel colleges.
  • Focus on enhancement of information technology and digital skills.
  • Emphasis on employability skills throughout the course.
  • The course aids students in making the transition to higher education via an induction programme and modules in study skills, library resources and academic writing.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Business are eligible to progress into Year 3 of the Level 7 Ordinary Degree, and then on to Year 4 of the Level 8 Honours Degree, specialising in either Business or Digital Marketing.

Graduates can also progress to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) course (CW908) at the Carlow campus and are eligible for entry to businessrelated degree courses in other colleges.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates of the course are qualified to work in roles such as:

  • Customer service
  • Financial services
  • Administrative role
  • Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Junior management
  • Accounts.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Ailish O'Brien
BComm (Hons), HDE, MBA
E: ailish.obrien@itcarlow.ie