Further Education

Further Education 2020-2021

Advanced Certificate in Business Management and Accounting 6M4985

This course will enable the learner to develop a business idea into a start-up enterprise. Key skills in accounting, marketing and management will be developed, giving the student a solid foundation in the skills, competencies and knowledge required to assess, plan implement and evaluate a business structure. Business Management students may have the opportunity to apply for a three-week Erasmus+ Placement during the academic year where they may work in a European business organisation.

This course is designed to

Provide learners with a portfolio of skills required in the financing, planning, marketing & Management of a small business whilst also providing the necessary entry requirements for entry to Third level.

Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of QQI Level 5 Award or equivalent
  • Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome

Business Management 6N4310

Spreadsheets 6N4089

Communications 6N1950

Computerised Accounts 6N3911

Finance 6N4165

Marketing Management 6N4188

Personal & Professional development 6N1949

E-business Studies 6N4485


QQI Level 6 Award in Business Management 6M4985


GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education:

Graduates may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

NUIG National University of Ireland Galway

GY206 Business Information Systems Level 8 Minimum of 5 Distinctions GMIT Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

GA170 Bachelor of Business Level 7 students can apply directly to college to gain access to 2nd year of this program


Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to work in small to medium enterprise as a manager. The skills acquired will be easily transferable to any business discipline.


Student Service Fee: €175

DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

QQI Certification Fees: €80

TOTAL: €455


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.


Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.


email marie.boner@gretb.ie


GTI reserves the right to make changes in 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 Institute and a student or third party.


Business Management students may have the opportunity to apply for a three week Erasmus+ Placement during the academic year (subject to funding through the Lifelong Learning Programme by Léargas).