Course Description

Business Management Course (QQI Level 6)

Business Management Course (QQI Level 6) is a course run by The Open College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 8 weeks. Business Management Course (QQI Level 6) gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Business Management Course (QQI Level 6) at The Open College, please review the details below.

In this QQI Level 6 Business Management distance learning course the learner will learn about a range of organisations from Sole Traders, Private and Public organisations, Partnerships and Co-Operatives, they will also learn about their mission statements, visions, their objectives and structures.

They will learn how to conduct a SWOT analysis in a organisation, in other words looking at the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities that face an organisation and the student will also learn about external factors that impact upon an organisation by conducting a PEST analysis.

They will be taught how organisations manage and adopt to change and will also learn about the role of management in terms of planning, controlling, measuring performance within an organisation and learn about the different leadership styles and their impact on both groups and individuals in the organisation and about the Human Resources function and the key role it plays within an organisation in terms of selection, appraising employees, managing and resolving conflict with an organisation.

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. The course is designed for those working in Large Companies, SMEs or the Public Sector.

Topics covered include:

  • Types of Organisation
  • Organisation Structure
  • Organisation Strategy
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Micro Environment
  • Macro Environment (PEST)
  • The Manager’s Role
  • Managing People
  • Managing Information
  • Managing Finance
  • Leadership
  • Motivating Staff
  • Recruiting Staff
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Appraising Staff
  • Managing Conflict
  • Training & Development
  • Report Writing
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • e-mail & the Internet


Who should complete this course?

  • Existing Managers and Supervisors who wish to gain a formal accredited qualification.
  • Newly appointed Managers and Supervisors who wish to learn how to manage people and teams.
  • Managers in business who have to make direct reports and wish to learn best-practice techniques for managing people.
  • People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter through distance learning.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • Level 5 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Business) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry.
  • Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites.
  • English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans/ specifications.
  • Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • 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 this Level 6 credit towards the FETAC Advanced Major Award in Management (Ref. 6M4587).



This course is assessed through a number of assignments which students must complete to demonstrate their understanding of various topics.

Assignments (2) 40%
Project 60%



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Training ProviderThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 6 component Certificate in Business Management (6N4310)
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis QQI Business Management 6N4310 course is completed through Distance Learning and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks 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.
Course Fee314.00
Phone+353 1 2061828
Course Code6N4310
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