Higher Certificate in Business
CAO Code: NC103
This course is an ideal starting point to your studies in business and can be a pivotal platform for further studies. The course will give you a good grounding in all areas of business and will appeal to those wishing to pursue a career in business, enterprise or related fields.
As a graduate of this business course you will:
- Develop a range of higher level thinking and applied skills.
- Have a specialised knowledge of the key theories and principles relevant to business.
- Build up personal skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork.
- Understand the latest thinking in areas like HRM, marketing, finance and management.
- Have an ability to apply knowledge and skills to problem solve within the business world.
Business Course Structure and Award
This course is a two year higher certificate. The course is run over 4 semesters with continuous assessment held throughout the course and examinations at the end of each semester. On completion you will receive a QQI Higher Certificate in Business at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
The course is an excellent basis for starting work in a variety of roles within business, commercial or public sector bodies. This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to build a successful career in the business world.
Further Study Options
Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Business, graduates can gain entry into year 2 of most BA (Honours) degree programmes in the School of Business (subject to places).
Who is the Business Course for?
The course is for school leavers, mature students and graduates of FETAC level 5/6 programmes.
Minimum entry requirements are a grade D3 or above (Higher or Ordinary level) in five subjects. A minimum of grade D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) must be obtained in English. A minimum of grade D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) or a B2 or above in Foundation level must be obtained in Mathematics. FETAC Students, Mature applicants, applicants with a disability or those applying through the DARE or HEAR access schemes should consult DARE and HEAR information page.
This course qualifies under the Free Fees Initiative and Student Grant Scheme.
I love the College. You get to know your class very well because of the smaller classes and the community environment. The lecturers know you by name and are very approachable. Thereís great support to further your education and I canít wait to go on. I would highly recommend NCI and doing the Higher Cert gives you plenty of options.
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For more information on the subjects taught on this course view our module descriptor.
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