Business (QQI Level 6) - Full Time / Part Time

Programme Aim

On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to work in a supervisory capacity in an administrative role in the private, public or voluntary sector and or to progress to higher education or training.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will be expected to a have Leaving Certificate, Business Administration QQI Level 5 Major Award with Distinction or equivalent standard of education.
  • Included in the Admission process is an interview followed by an online assessment in Mathematics and English.
  • All applicants are subject to an interview

Full Time Course Content*

TitleAwardAwarding Body
Business ManagementLevel 6 - Business ManagementQQI
Project ManagementLevel 6 - Project ManagementQQI
Marketing ManagementLevel 6 - Marketing ManagementQQI
CommunicationsLevel 5 - CommunicationsQQI
Work ExperienceLevel 5 - Work ExperienceQQI
FinanceLevel 6 - FinanceQQI
Web AuthoringLevel 6 - Web AuthoringQQI
Customer ServiceLevel 6 - Customer ServiceQQI
Word ProcessingLevel 6 - Word ProcessingQQI
Audio TypingLevel 6 - Audio TypingQQI

*Subject to change*

Part Time Course Content*

TitleAwardAwarding Body
Customer ServiceLevel 6 - Customer ServiceQQI
Audio TypingLevel 6 - Audio TypingQQI
Marketing ManagementLevel 6 - Marketing ManagementQQI
Word ProcessingLevel 6 - Word ProcessingQQI

*Subject to change*

Course Duration

This course is available Full Time  (VTOS) and Part Time (BTEI)

FULL TIME (VTOS Programme): 5 days a week, over 1 year

*Students must be eligible under the (VTOS) Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme – see study options page for more information.

PART TIME (BTEI Programme): 2 – 3 mornings per week, over 2 years

*Students must be eligible under the (BTEI) Back to Education Initiative – see study options page for more information.


Students who successfully complete this course may apply to Third Level Institutes, Colleges and Universities to complete level 7 and level 8 courses.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates could also seek out management roles in an office based environment. 


This course is offered free to learners.

*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.


Business (QQI Level 6)


Portarlington FETC

Bracklone Street


County Laois

Start Date              September 2022                                     

End Date                June 2023      


  • Study Room
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Canteen


Margaret Morrin



(057) 8623161


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Centre Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
* Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – Closed



Read what our past students  have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre

“I found the course useful and interesting. Teachers were very helpful and understanding as most of us were going back to education after many years of not studying.
After successfully completing the first year of course I was lucky enough to get work experience, as an Accounts Assistant.”
Zane Polaskova (Student)
Accounts Assistant
“The decision to return to education was one of the best choices I made, the thought seemed daunting at the start but I soon settled in. All of the tutors were very helpful and the students gave each other support, I made some great friends who will be friends for life. The course I chose was Office Administration, this course most definitely helped me to secure the job I have today.”
Maeve O'Carroll (Student)
Administrator, Court Services