Entry Requirements

  • Business Administration or eBusiness  QQI Level 5 or equivalent certification programme;
  • All entries are subject to interview.


Subjects include:

  • Business Management
  • Spreadsheets
  • Communications
  • Applied Economics
  • Work Experience
  • Business Finance
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Accounting


  • QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business Management(BBMXX)
  • ECDL Expert Certificate



An agreement has been negotiated with Carlow IT to accept Abbeyleix FEC Level 6 Business students directly into the second year of a Business course leading to an Honours degree, subject to interview.

Exemptions based on QQI results have been secured with Accounting Technician (IATI) and business courses with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) depending on results.

The combination of Business and Information Technology prepare sstudents for a wide range of career opportunities at middle management level in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Self-Employment.


€100 for course materials.

Success Stories

“I completed the FETAC/QQI Advanced Certificate in Business at Level 6 in Abbeyleix Further Education Centre 2013-2014.  During this year I gained valuable knowledge and skills that are required when working in a business environment.
The subjects taught were very applicable and relevant for working in a modern business, and the tutors were all very approachable and gave me the confidence to reach my full potential.  I am now Assistant Manager at Halfords in Portlaoise and realise the relevance of everything I have learned at Abbeyleix FEC. I am using the knowledge and skills acquired to complete everyday tasks in my new position at Halfords.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in working in the area of business.”  Aiden Collins