Business Law (QQI Level 6)

374.00 324.00

  • Course Fee: Special offer from: €324
  • Award: QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Business Law (6N4045).
  • NFQ Credits: 15 Credits.
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • Students can complete this course within 3 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.
  • No lectures to attend.



Course Description


This QQI level 6 Business Law module is designed to enable the learner to gain an in depth understanding of the Legislative Environment in which a modern business must survive. Learners will be aware of and be able to apply the Legislation that applies to their particular area of business.


Who should complete this course?

  • Business Owners & Managers looking to up skill their knowledge on all Business Law and Legislations.
  • People who wish to gain a professional, internationally recognised qualification in Law by distance learning.


Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • appreciate the importance Law for the business organisation.
  • understand how an organisation needs to be aware of the Legal environment in which it operates.
  • understand the role of Legislation in a modern business environment.
  • be familiar with relevant legislation.
  • develop an appreciation of importance in Legal Practice and Procedure.


This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. If students require extra time to complete the course they can apply for an extension.


Course Details


Topics covered include:

The specific QQI learning outcomes are grouped into 9 units.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to the Irish Legal System
  • Unit 2: Contract Law
  • Unit 3: Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Unit 4: Company Law
  • Unit 5: Law of Torts
  • Unit 6: Employment Law
  • Unit 7: Media Law
  • Unit 8: Property Law
  • Unit 9: Jurisprudence & Legal Documents.


Preferred entry level:

  • Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences. Learners are expected to be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information for a Level 5 award and more complex information for Level 6 award.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.


Programme Entry Requirements:

  • If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.


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 this Level 6 credit towards QQI Major awards in any of the following areas:
    6M4587 Management
    6M4980 Security Operations
    6M4985 Business
    6M5013 Administration.



Assignments x 2 – 60%
Examination (Theory) – 40%*



The internal assessor will devise two briefs that require the candidates to produce pieces of work of a minimum of 1500 words each which will allow the candidate to demonstrate his/her skill in applying the law to a given workplace scenario. Topics for the assignments will be drawn from each of the core units. The assignments may take the form of a court case report, a small research study or investigative report. The evidence for each assignment will include:-

  • An application of the main legal principles.
  • Relevant examples or case law.
  • An evaluation of the impact of the law on individuals and/or business.


Examination (Theory):

The internal assessor will devise a theory-based examination that assesses candidates’ ability to recall and apply theory and understanding gained through lectures, self-directed study and homework style exercises completed by the candidates during the module.

The examination will be based on a range of specific learning outcomes. The selection of questions will be varied and will include a combination of case note questions and questions which require a critical analysis of a legislative enactment of part thereof. Exam duration – 2hrs.


*Please Note: Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) 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. This exam fee is not covered in the course fee/registration fee.



  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Business Law (6N4045) from QQI.
  • 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 €85.00 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This QQI Business Law 6N4045  course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.

Students can complete this course within 3 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.

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