Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

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
  • Pre admission guidance meeting
  • Mature applicants welcome

Business Management 6N4310

Spreadsheets 6N4089

Communications 6N1950

Computerised Accounts 6N3911

Finance 6N4165

International Marketing 6N3926

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.

University of Galway

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


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.


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


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).