Higher Certificate in Business L6

International Students

  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Principal Areas of Study
  • Assessment & Award
  • Career/Academic Progression
  • Lecturer/Tutor Profile

The Higher Certificate in Business Level 6 is designed to provide a broad based business education offering undergraduates the opportunity to explore and understand key business functions in areas such as Management, Finance, Information Technology, Law, Marketing and Human Resources. In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in Business, this course provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to compete successfully in today’s competitive market place.

This Higher Certificate in Business Studies course will provide School Leavers, International Students and those seeking to broaden their skills set, with a strong foundation in a range of specialised business areas with excellent Career and Academic opportunities.

The Business Studies programme is delivered by Dorset College in a dynamic, structured and supportive environment.

We offer the following:  

  • Teaching staff with extensive Academic and Industry experience
  • Academic Advisor throughout the programme and for one-to-one Meetings
  • Excellent training facilities & cutting edge Technology
  • Access to Library and Study Facilities
  • Small Class sizes with an excellent team of Lecturers
  • Work Experience placement for summer Months
  • Career Guidance for Job seeking Skills/Academic Strategy

Applying for this course and the CAO
Note: This course is on the CAO.  International Students may apply directly to Dorset College Telephone: +353 1 8309677 to speak with a Course Advisor

Dorset College welcomes applications from Leaving Certificate students, A Level, Mature students and students who hold QQI Level 5 / 6 Awards.   QQI holders may be eligible for entry onto specific related programmes at Dorset College.

Application Procedure
Applicants must obtain a minimum of Grade D3 in five ordinary level subjects, including a language and a minimum of grade D3 in ordinary level mathematics.

Applicants who are second language speakers of English must achieve an IELTS score of 6 or equivalent.

For full details on entry requirements click for: International Applicants, A Level, Mature Students  and, QQI Applicants

Subjects: All subjects are compulsory: Year 2 Exit Award - Higher Certificate in Business Level 6

EU Applicants: Please apply for this course by completing the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the Application Form (Click Here).

Non EU Applications: Please complete the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the NON EU Application Form (Click Here)

This Higher Certificate in Business level 6 Course will provide School Leavers, International Students and those seeking to broaden their skills set, with a strong foundation in a range of specialised business areas with excellent Career and Academic opportunities.

Principal Areas of Study  - Modules Year 1
Business Management Business Management
Organisational Behaviour
Finance Financial Accounting
Business Statistics and Mathematics
Communications & Information Technology Study, Writing and Effective Communications
Computer Applications
Principal Areas of Study  - Modules Year 2
Business Management Marketing
Human Resource Management
Business Law
Finance Management and Cost Accounting
Communications & Information Technology Business IT

A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include a combination of final written examinations and continuous  assessment processes such as assignments and projects.QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Higher Certificate in Business Level 6
Awarded by: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

Protection of Enrolled Learners
The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 Part 6 requires that all programmes of 3 months or more duration have in place arrangements for the Protection of Enrolled Learners to ensure learners have the opportunity to complete their programme of study.  Dorset College has made arrangements with at least two other providers to comply with this legal obligation. To read the QQI policy document on the protection of Enrolled Learners click on the link below. 

The Higher Certificate in Business Level 6 will provide a strong base from which to pursue careers in accountancy, finance, marketing and general business.

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and competencies required to work in any Business environment with specific knowledge and skills pertaining to Management, Finance, IT, Law, Marketing and Human Resources. Industry feedback has indicated that the job roles listed would be ideal for graduates from this programme.

JOB Roles/Employability skills gained from the Higher Certificate in Business
This course will enable you to develop a range of transferable skills that you can bring to any job including:

JOB Roles Include: Transferable Skills
Trainee & Junior Management Analytical Ability Communication and Presentation Skills
Office & Project Manager Goal setting Leadership Skills
Banking & Financial Services Numeracy Problem Solving
Junior Analyst Team Work Time Management
Marketing Executive Career Planning Preparatioin for the world of work
Administrator & IT Support    

Graduates can progress to the final year of the Business Studies Degree-Level 7 at Dorset College and thereafter to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business Level 8 or alternatively students may enter into a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance or the BA (Ord) in Business Studies in the Institutes of Technology or Universities in Ireland. 

Progression to professional programmes include: CIPD-Certificate in Human Resource Practice, Diploma in Project Management. Training & Development Level 6, Lean Six Sigma and many more.......

Fergus Moore:  (Programme Leader)
Fergus Studied for a B.A. in English Literature at University College Dublin and a MSc. Dublin Institute of Technology. He is presently studying for a PhD. in Public Sector Management. He is the programme leader for the Bachelor of Business at Dorset College and he lectures in Management, Communications and Marketing.  Fergus has extensive Lecturing and teaching experience ranging from teaching dis-advantaged teenagers to lecturing at degree level. Fergus’ Industry experience includes independent management consultancy in Ireland, England and Australia in Financial IT systems consultancy and Project Management & Process Training.  Interests and Activities include: enjoys reading and cinema.

Eugene Lynch: BSc in Computer Science / MSc Health Informatics
Eugene lectures in Computer application and Business IT at Dorset College.  Eugene is also a Cisco expert. Eugene has more than 30 years lecturing and teaching experience up to MSc dissertation supervision level in the Institute of Technology sector. His private sector experience involved working as an IT consultant in Melbourne, Australia, and Kuwait specialising in financial systems.

Eugene studied for a BSC in Computer Science in Essex University and a Masters in Health Informatics in Trinity College, Dublin.

Sharon Dillon Lyons (B.A / MA Masters in Journalism / LLB)
Sharon lectures in Business Law at Dorset College. Sharon has a large amount of lecturing experience at Level 7 and 8 honours degree level. Significant experience in administration, journalism and legal profession. Sharon is a practising Barrister at Law in the Kings Inn in Dublin. Sharon studied for her B.A in the University of Galway where she also studied for a masters in Journalism and her LLB.

Rachel Ramirez Ward (B.A / MA Masters in Organisational Behaviour)

Rachel  lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at Dorset College. Rachel has worked as a lecturer and facilitator, with specialist experience in teaching international students from the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Rachel’s industrial experience covers the Business, Education, and Training sector as a training administrator and management consultant. Rachel studied for a B.A in Columbia University, NYC and for a Masters in Organisational Behaviour at Trinity College Dublin.