Business Communications Certificate in Galway, Ireland

The programme

The Certificate in Business Communications will provide you with the fundamental business communications skills which are essential for effective communication in a business environment.

The module content will enable you to confidently communicate with your business peers and managers and positively put forth your ideas and solutions. In addition to this, you will learn the fundamentals of marketing which you can use in any business sector.

  • Duration

    One academic semester

  • ECTS

    20 ECTS

  • Next Start Date

    13 January 2021

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  • Mode

    Full-time Day
    Part-time Evening

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

Why study a Certificate in Business Communications?

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

With communication being so important to a business career progress, it’s worth investing some time in studying key field concepts. This semester course can have a great impact on your career development and bring you rewarding achievements in the workplace.

Getting a QQI Certificate in Business Communication is a great way to share your academic and professional achievements with the world:

  • Ideal for sharing with potential employers
  • Include in your CV for future job applications
  • Include in your professional LinkedIn profile
  • It is an indication of your commitment to upskill and continuous learning

You will have the opportunity to enhance your own personal communications skills while also developing the strategies to communicate and work effectively within a team.

Who is the Certificate in Business Communications for?

Communication is a key, must-have skill in today’s employment market and showing that you have a recognised qualification in such a sought-after field, you will stand out from the crowd.

If you work or plan to work and develop a career in the business arena, this is the course for you. You will acquire the necessary business language skills, to be able to prepare and deliver effective business presentations. You can sharpen your communication skills, build your confidence and gain an advantage in the workplace.

Programme Learning Outcomes

The Certificate in Business Communications will provide learners with:

  • the key concepts of business communications
  • the fundamentals of modern marketing
  • the business language skills to deliver effective presentations
  • the capacity to undertake valuable market research
  • the ability to apply marketing concepts to real business situations
  • the competence to develop and manage marketing plans strategically
  • the ability to communicate those plans effectively within the business environment

Programme Content 

During this semester long programme you will study two modules, both the equivalent of 10 ECTS points. Learners will carry out effective market research and learn to apply marketing concepts to real business situations. 

Business Communications (10 ECTS)

The objective of this module is to offer practical and theoretical communication skills which are of significant use in business environments and are highly transferable to all aspects of your life.

  • Focus on targeting strategies and how to formulate them
  • Business writing & planning
  • Managing the product mix
  • Effective Communication
Introduction to Marketing (10 ECTS)

The objective of this module is to introduce students who have not formally studied marketing before, to the key marketing concepts and their application.

  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Planning
  • Channels of Distribution
  • Brand Management  
"Studying at GBS was a wonderful experience. The small interactive class structure enables students to learn from one another and to develop invaluable organisational, team-work and leadership skills. " Nicola Conneally, GBS Graduate

Course Structure and Award

This certificate will be delivered over a semester (18 weeks, including exams).

On completion you will receive a QQI Certificate in Business Communications at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Career options & Progression Routes 

Upon completing this certificate you can progress on to a career in dealing with various business communication channels in a SME or a multinational organisation.

Students who would like to further their academic career can choose to continue their studies through our Bachelor of Business degree and would be exempted from the modules completed within their certificate. 

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have a Leaving Certificate 5 passes or High School Diploma equivalent and are required to have an English Language qualification at CEFR B2 or above.

English language classes at the start of the programme are obligatory for non-native speakers.

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Next Steps

If you wish to apply for this certificate course, please email the college directly at

For further information please contact our friendly admissions team.

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