Adv. Business Management Major Award (QQI Level 6)

1,910.00 998.00

  • Course Fee: Special Offer Only – €998.
  • Award: QQI Level 6 Advanced Major Award in Business Management – 6M4587.
  • NFQ Credit Value: 120 credits.
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • Course Duration: Students can complete this course within 12 months which is ample time and you can start it at any time of the year that is convenient.
  • Easy Payments Available – Only €130 per month over 10 months with our unrivalled Easy Payment Plan. No other fees to pay! Call us on (+353) 1 206 1828 to avail of this offer.
  • Additional Supports: Garda Vetting Provided (if required) and Student Work Placement Insurance covered at no extra cost. Please ask for details.


Course Description

Who should complete this course?

This course equips Managers including those new to Management with comprehensive skills in the management of people, resources and activities. The course is based around eight sought after and highly practical modules but you have a choice of 6 elective modules.

At The Open College we offer our students the chance to create the course that suits them by providing many options on elective modules as listed in the next section – Course Details. We are the market leaders in price, quality and in providing our students with detailed educational materials supported by tutors who are experts and fully qualified in their fields.

Students who successfully complete this Major Award can use this certificate as the basis for entry to selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.


Some of the many benefits of studying with us on this course:

  • Range: Excellent choice of modules to choose from.
  • Pricing: Our Prices are the most competitive – Why Pay more for the same QQI Award!
  • All student fees for this Major Award are fully secured and protected by a Bank Guarantee.
  • Interest Free Easy Payment Plan available with this course.
  • Study at your own time and pace.
  • No classes to attend.
  • We only offer QQI awards thus ensuring high Quality and Standards.
  • Group Discounts Available: Enrol 2 + people together for €928 per learner (a further discount of 7% per person on the existing offer price).


Course Details


Requirement in credit value for this Major Award is 120 Credits with 15 Credits per Module available.

Options include:

Mandatory Modules (60 Credits):


Elective Options: A minimum of 4 components with credit value of 60 from the following components:


* Students taking these modules will have to sit an examination (€30.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment. For learners taking more than one module with Supervised Exams in the elective section
( e.g. HR, Business Law or Employment Law) this fee will be €60.00 in total.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • Level 5 Certificate in Business, Management or equivalent and/or relevant Work/Life Experiences
  • As part of the assessment for the Personal & Professional Development module, learners are required to complete a skills demonstration. This skills demonstration can be carried out in the work placement or other appropriate professional work placement. You will not need to complete a separate work placement if you are either employed, or have to undertake a work placement for another module.
  • If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted or emailed to you.  You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
  • For more details on participation suitability of this course click here».


Progression to further Studies:

  • This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
    Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study in the area of Business/Management.
  • Students who successfully complete this Major Award can use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
  • Click here to download a pdf version of – Progression from QQI Level 5 Certificates and Level 6 Advanced Certificates to Higher Education Courses 2014.



  • A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of the course.  These methods will include assessment processes such as assignments, collection of work, learner records, projects and skills demonstration. All assignments will be designed to maximize student skills in their career development. All work submitted must be your own work.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, validated by a Verifier with an independent QQI External Authenticator to complete the process.


Protection for Learners on this Business Management Level 6 Major Award:

As a course provider our policy on the protection for learners is subject to Section 43 of the Qualifications Act. This means that if, for whatever reason, we cease to provide the programme that is over 3 months in duration which you enrolled for, we have specific and legally binding arrangements in place to finish out that programme for you at no extra cost. All course fees for programmes over 3 months in duration are fully protected and secured by a Bank Guarantee.

If we cease trading those learners who have not finished their programme will be fully protected by this Bank Guarantee which will be automatically triggered and the fund that covers all Fees paid by learners will be transferred to QQI by our Bank to enable QQI provide further study options for these learners or the refund of fees most recently paid so that they can complete their programme and all of this will be at no extra cost to the learners affected.



  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Advanced Level 6 Major award in Management – 6M4587.
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
  • There is a €165.00 registration fee payable to include administration, course materials, exams, moderation and QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This Advanced Major certificate in Business Management – 6M4587 course is completed fully through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.

Students can complete this course within 12 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.