Advanced Business Executive Programme for Office Managers Major Award - 6M4985

The overall aim of this Programme is to provide you, the learner, with the opportunity to enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work both independently and/or under supervision in an advanced administrative role in a range of business environments and to progress further to an equal or higher level on the National Framework of Qualifications.

This is a part-time programme based on 1200 hours typical learner effort, comprising of both directed and self-directed learning.  This Major Award lists 16 modules.  On successful completion of 8+ modules, you the learner, will gain 120 credits for the QQI Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985. Learners are required to undertake a range of mandatory and elective modules, as indicated in the QQI Certificate Specification for the QQI Award 6M4985.

We engage with you, the learner, to ensure the programme is customised to your particular needs, organization, while focusing on the learning outcomes, content, assessment, and evaluation. The content of the component modules will be delivered over a range of different time periods, suiting the particular learner.  Commitment to Lir Business Services & Training Centre’s Quality Assurance is of paramount importance and standards will be maintained.

This programme is based on 30 years training experience with both individual learners, community-based groups, and companies.  We hope that this experience coupled with our enthusiasm to allow you, the learner/organisation, to grow and benefit from the knowledge, skills and competencies encompassed in the modules, to achieve your goals.

Learners who have a Level 5 Certification and good computer skills qualification and/or life/work experience at that level or higher. Learners who have no qualification at this level will be assessed as to their level of knowledge and skills and advised on QQI modules at Level 5 before embarking on the QQI 5M4985 Business Advanced Award.   If may be agreed that the Learner will benefit from completing this award from an examination of their experiential learning to date.


  • Good numeracy and literacy skills required.

  • Problem-solving skills and time management skills will be required.

  • Willingness to work as part of a group, and in using own initiative.

  • Attendance to all classes and good timekeeping ability.

  • Undertake and complete all assignments/assessments given to Learner.

  • Complete the work experience requirement included in this Award.

  • Ability to take responsibility for own self-directed learning through practice/study time, small group discussions outside of class time.

  • Access to internet and PC is a requirement.

QQI 6M4985 Business Advanced Major Award

Options for you to complete your Course:

- You can book 'Live' Tutor, scheduled weekly classes, OR

- You can book One-to-One Private classes with a Tutor, OR

- You can book an eLearning Online Course only.

The Advanced Business Executive Programme for Office Managers objectives are to facilitate you to:


  • develop an understanding of principles and theoretical concepts of business management techniques in a range of contexts.

  • explore Business with a view to re-skilling/up-skilling and exploring concepts and subject areas that may interest you in future programmes or employment, for example, but not restricted to, a medical office or pharmaceutical office environment.

  • provide a programme of learning that is vocationally specific in nature and flexible in structure so that you also have the opportunity to improve your specialised academic and vocational literacy, numeracy, ICT and planning skills while participating in the programme. 

  • enhance confidence and ability and assist in reaching your full potential.

  • develop your interpersonal, teamworking, leadership, learning to learn, time keeping and time management skills, as appropriate, to enable you to take responsibility for your own learning and to support progression including future participation in education and employment

  • develop analytical, reflection, evaluation and research skills as appropriate to your vocational setting, thus affording you the opportunity to progress to programmes leading to awards at level 7 or above.

  • to be more interculturally aware by developing a respect for self, others and for diversity and exploring a variety of ways of dealing with issues arising from cultural differences.



  • On completion of this full Major Award Learners will gain a QQI 6M4985 Major Award in Business.

  • On completion of a component certificate (a module) Learners will gain a QQI 6NXXXX (Module Title).

Blended/Online with 'Live' Tutor sessions, Tutorials and One-to-One sessions.

Blended/Online (See Virtual Learning Schedule) or Classroom Attendance

In full or Flexi-pay options available

Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd
Co. Westmeath,
Ph: 044-9342754

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