Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Advanced Certificate in Business Management and Information Systems 6M4985

This course will enable the learner to develop a business idea into a start up enterprise. Critical skills in marketing, finance, management will be attained from completion of this course.

This course is designed to

Provide learners with a portfolio of skills required in the financing, planning, marketing and management of a small business. It provides a solid foundation in the skills, competencies and knowledge required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a business structure.

entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of a QQI Level 5 Award or equivalent.
  • Pre admission meeting
  • Mature applicants welcome

*Business Management 6N4310

*Spreadsheets 6N4089

*Communications 6N1950

*Computerised Accounts 6N3911

*International Marketing 6N3926

*Personal and Professional Development 6N1949

*EBusiness Studies 6N4485

*Human Resource Management 6N3750


Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module. Microsoft Office Specialist Certification is available in Excel, Access, Word and Outlook


QQI Level 6 Award Business Management (6M4985)

How the course is taught

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

University of Galway:

University of Galway Level 8 Courses [minimum 5 Distinctions] * GY201 Commerce

Please note: Some of these courses have maths requirement.

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway

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

  • Students have gained entry into 2nd year of other Business Courses at Level 7/8 including:

  • Business Information Systems

  • Marketing and Sales

Career Opportunities

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 Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.


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

Adult Education

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

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Please Note

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.

European Placements

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).

Student Testimonial: Caroline Ryan

Up until the day before the Business Management course started I wasn't sure I wanted to do it. I had been working full time in retail for six years and I didn't know if I would benefit from the course. Within the first month I knew I had made the right decision. The coursework was challenging but the teachers all did a great job of explaining what was expected of us in our assignments. The heavy emphasis on computer based work was fantastic and, although the course does involve a lot of assignments, I feel that this has adequately prepared me for my current course in GMIT.

I would recommend the Business Management course to anyone who has an interest in business but isn't sure they want to commit to a full degree course. This course can provide anyone with a great foundation in business education, provided they put the work in.