L6 Higher Certificate in Business (120 Credits)

Higher Certificate in BusinessBusiness

Part Time
Cork Road
2 years
28 Aug 20
120 ECTS

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The Higher Certificate in Business is a two-year part time certificate programme designed to provide participants with the practical business skills and knowledge essential for success in business. The Higher Certificate in Business may be regarded as a terminal qualification or participants may advance their academic qualifications by progressing to the BBS (Honours) programme or professional qualifications


Higher Certificate in Business (120 credits, Level 6)


€215 per 5 credit module, €2,580 per annum

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme

€165 per 5 credit module, €1,950 per annum 


The assessment strategies for the Higher Certificate in Business reflect the applied nature of the programme and ensure a complete and fair reflection of the individual student’s abilities and skills. Assessment is a combination of exams and / or continuous assessments. The assessment methodology will be appropriate to the learning outcomes of the individual module.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Communications and Technology 1ICT for Business 1
Communication Skills 1Communication Skills 2
ManagementIntroduction to Organisational Behaviour
Introduction to Microeconomics 1Introduction to Macroeconomics 1
Maths for BusinessStatistics for Business
Fundamentals of Accounting 1Fundamentals of Accounting 2
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Fundamentals of MarketingMarketing Mix Decisions
An Introduction to HRMHRM in Practice
Law 1Law 2
Management Accounting 1Management Accounting 2
Introductory to Microeconomics 2Introductory Macroeconomics 2
Enterprise SkillsICT for Business 2

Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Students over 23 years of age may be exempted from this requirement if they can demonstrate that they are suitable candidates for the programme of study. Please see more information on Entry Requirements in the Student Information section.

Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business can gain employment in trainee management and junior management positions in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors. The qualification also allows students to progress to other academic programmes including all degree courses in the School of Business at WIT in particular the Bachelor of Business (Hons) Level 8. Students progressing to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) Level 8 must achieve a Merit 2 or above in the Higher Certificate in Business. Please check the entry requirements for all other Level 8 programmes.

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