The Business Management course is designed to provide the students with an in-depth understanding of the role and function of management in the business environment and offers the opportunity to develop effective management skills to work independently or within a supervisory capacity.

Students will explore the role of management within an organisation focusing on leadership, motivating, organising, monitoring, review and control.  They will also examine the difference between management, leadership and motivation and the effects of each type within an organisation.  In addition students will focus on the people element- personal & professional development, customer service and communication techniques- all key elements in a management role.

This course offers students a solid grounding and understanding of the role of the Business Manager today and will open up a vast array of career opportunities in large and small organisations as well as give the sole trader (regardless of discipline) a great head start for their business. For students who wish to progress their studies further to degree level, this course is part of the Higher Education Links Scheme where students can continue on to Degree Level. See here for further details.

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Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Certificate in Business Management
  • QQI Level 6 Major Award in Business Management (6M4587)

Entry Requirement

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Acceptance to Full Time courses is interview based, there are no specific points requirements.

Course Structure

This is a full time course delivered over one academic year. Students are required to take 8 modules in total which are broken into two semesters. Students will spend 3 days per week in college and 2 days per week on placement gaining work experience.

Course Content Modules

  1. Business Management
  2. Work Experience
  3. Customer Service
  4. Employment Law
  5. Finance
  6. Supervisory Management
  7. Business Planning
  8. Marketing Communications



Protection for Learners

QQI have introduced a mandatory insurance protection policy fee that must be paid by students enrolled on all courses with a duration of 12 weeks or over. This insurance cost is in addition to your course fees. 


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