The QQI Level 6 Business Management 6M4985 programme is an all-round qualification
for those who are new to management or want a recognised qualification regarding prior experience. It will also help those who aspire to work in a management role and understand the function of management within the business environment/ organisation.
The course covers many different business environments and links into different organisational theory and strategies as well as a range of subjects that focuses on individual goals. The major award gives the learner the opportunity to choose from a range of modules that suits their aspirations and personal and profession development plans.
There are 16 modules available with this programme under MIDAS Learning. For a full major award, which consists of 120 credits, the learner must choose 8 minor awards.

Learners are required to undertake a range of mandatory and elective modules, as indicated in the QQI Certificate Specification for the award 6M4985. Should the learner wish to go for another award or gain qualifications / skills in a particular area for their business/ organisation, they can undertake minor awards linking into specific skills outcomes.
MIDAS Learning believes in supporting the learner to choose relevant modules for their own progression and future plan. A learner can undertake a number of combinations of programme modules available, allowing for a degree of flexibility when achieving certification in the major award. Also, we offer a lot of programmes in a 2 in 1 (i.e. delivering 2 modules in 1 course) format, where there is cross-over / integration options.
Please contact the office for different combinations of the programme around individual career and progression plans. This service is free for potential learners, whether you take the training with us or choose another vender.


This Certificate in Business Management is ideal for persons who wish to acquire management skills with little or no previous experience or recognise those with experience and no qualifications. In general,

  • Individuals who have an interest in a management position, are self motivated and may wish to pursue it as a career
  • Persons who have management responsibilities in organisations and may be/ wish to be involved in the design and delivery of business strategies
  • People who wish to gain a formal qualification in business management with an option to progress to third level
  • Managers and team leaders who wish to gain an insight into organisational theory and strategy and look to make positive changes within their workplace



Programme Objectives

  • To assist the learner to attain the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a business context on a management capacity or to progress to further and or higher education and training.
  • To facilitate the learner in developing an understanding of principles and key theoretical concepts underpinning business and management techniques in a range of contexts.
  • To explore along with the learner a range of theoretical models of best practice in Management and Business with the objective of re-skilling / up-skilling the learner to understand what their needs are in relation to growing within a Business / Management structure in their vocational area
  • To delve into the principles, concepts and models of Business and Management in order to support the learner in future progression, employment or advanced education / training programmes leading to awards at level 7 or above.
  • To ensure that the learner is able to draw from the theory and business models to develop and apply their knowledge and learning into a range of management practices that helps them understand how to assess and evaluate their performance with regard to management
  • To work with the learner to explore a range of management skills need to run a successful and sustainable business within a range of sectors /industries.
  • To be able to relate management concepts to practical and technical skills, including creative thinking and innovation, team working, leadership and management and other relevant skills as appropriate to a range of contexts that will develop a greater understanding of the business.
  • To provide a programme of learning that is vocationally specific in nature, and flexible in structure so that the learner has the maximum opportunity to improve his/her specialised academic and vocational literacy, numerical, ICT and planning skills while participating in the programme.
  • To build the learner’s confidence in his/her ability, though the forum of facilitatory learning and self-assessment and reflective practice, evaluated against best practice in terms of getting the learner to always consider continuous improvement measures, both personally and professionally.


QQI Level 6 – Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985


  • Depending on the 8 Modules chosen in completing a full major award, the assessment process will be taken from each of the minor awards.


This course will be delivered in a modular format dependant on the choice of the learner.

  • Three options – Classroom, Blended and In-house.
  • Delivered over 120 hours per module (including independent study and assessment).
  • Delivered over 10 days/ or 12 evenings


Cost €2,575 for all modules if booked together – schedule will be collated then based on Learners needs. Grants are also available.


MIDAS Learning provide individual learner progression plans with the majority of their programmes and will advise learners of all their options. As we normally deliver one module at a time, we encourage progression to a full major award. Upon successful completion of this programme, the learner will have many transfer and progression options available to him/her. The learner may transfer to a programme leading to certification in one of the other levels 6 QQI Major or special purpose awards with a QQI registered provider.

The learner may also progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next level of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) with QQI registered provider. Alternatively, the learner may be eligible to apply to progress to the next or higher levels of the NFQ with a higher education provider.

Individual Career Progression and Organisational Planning is the USP that MIDAS has developed their name from and, as such, time is spent with the Management team / Individual Learner to support their progression and/or the progression of the organisation. Therefore. the one-to-one elements incorporated into the majority of the courses are crucial. Similarly, should MIDAS be working with a Business/ Organisation, much of the time spent prior to the delivery of the course with management on making the course specific to the industry/ sector to ensure the outcomes They want their employees to not only engage with the programme that helps the business, but also build up the confidence of their employees, and as such have often supported further learning / transfer into programmes at the same level.

So depending on the individual / company, it may be better to advise on undertaking a full module or progressing onto the next level.

Please contact the office for different combinations of the programme around individual career and progression Plans. This service is free for potential learners/ organisations, whether you take the training with us or choose another vender.

Our people now understand where they fit in the whole process. We see this course as the cornerstone of people development and the certification was key to having a recognized qualification that fits into the framework of Training & Education in Ireland.

Maeve Kieran, Training Manager, Arc Royal Int

Our experience with Midas has been excellent – they were excellent in delivery and accommodated us with dates that suited us here for all employees.

Patrick Kevin, Gibney Steel Products Ltd

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Cliona McGowan

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Deverla McGee, Discovery Zone

The course has given back more that I could have every expected

Mary Morgan, Personal and Professional Development

The trainer was very approachable, and I felt relaxed. They provided lots of new information which will help me in my role as a trainer

Frances Loughran – Cert in Training & Development

We have availed of the services of MIDAS to deliver training programmes to a range of our employees. The service provided was to a very high standard and I would have not hesitation in recommending them to others

Tanya Clarke, HR Manager, Wellman Int

The Partnership with MIDAS has enabled us as a company to develop our leaders in-house allowing for succession planning and creating a career path from employee to teams lead

Maeve Kieran, Training Manager Arc Royal

MIDAS Learning customised, revised and added to the proposed programme, so that it over-delivered on our expectations. In addition, MIDAS Learning showed flexibility and creativity in their delivery style and methodology often undertaking a range of one to one sessions with individuals as needed. The team of trainers were professional and committed to the learners.

Deirdre Massey, Community Worker, South Dublin City Partnership

The MIDAS Coach also helped me to develop my career plan further and I have since gone on to complete other qualifications in training and education. MIDAS helped me in transitioning to a career that I love, and I highly recommend MIDAS as a Coaching and Training Provider

Jennifer Smith, Coaching

MIDAS Learning delivered the personal and profession development and coaching element of the Discovery Zone Programme. The outstanding results achieved to date by the programme, have been due, in no small measure, to the excellent & professional work of Mari, who has at all times 'gone beyond the call of duty ' in her work with the participants. Indeed, many participants have referred to their experience with MIDAS as life -changing.

Sean McEntee, Manager, Regional DkIT, Discovery Zone Course, Entrepreneurial Course

My experience with MIDAS Learning has been very beneficial to me. As an uncertified but experienced trainer, I found their training courses extremely engaging with plenty of interaction and feedback

Ciaran Reilly – Cert in Training & Development

Through the Certificate in Training and Development, I was able to formalize skills and techniques that I already used and learned how to train more effectively. The course was presented in lots of different ways and were very informative which kept the training interesting. There were lots of handouts and documentation provided, the course was tailored to suit and the assessments were very professional. All learners had great support from the Tutor and MIDAS Learning - I would highly recommend them.

Esme, Lead Trainer, Arc Royal

After one coaching session, I started to believe in myself again. She peeled back the layers and I liked what I saw. One of my Eureka moments! Mari helped me to clear the mist and see the shoreline. I'd still be sailing through the mist without her influence.

Robbie Richardson, Manager, Customer Focus, Customer Service Solutions

I got a better understanding of myself after doing the course. I realized where my strengths lay – I became more assertive and my self-confidence improved. I was able to go for the job that I had dreams about and was successful in getting it

Dave Gilbride, Participant, Cert in Team Leadership

MIDAS helped me collate an incredible CV that I was proud of, taught me how to complete and adapt the application form and helped me prepare for my interview, which I got. When I was going for additional promotions, I went back for a refresher. Best money ever spent

Nicole O’Brien

The Tutor was extremely helpful and explained everything in a clear and easy way

Tim Davis, Book-keeping and PayrolBook-keeping and Payroll

As a person who took the decision to re-enter education as a mature student, I don’t think I could have picked a better course to attend. I was very apprehensive about taking on the QQI Special Purpose Certificate in Training and Development. From the outset the tutor made me, and the rest of our group feel at ease. If I had anticipated the level of support from Mari and her team, I would have enrolled for this course a long time ago.

Gerard SmythCertificate in Training and Development

Clearly delivered in a relaxed and professional environment

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I learned a new way to interact and communicate. Good course, well thought out and good delivery system

Ivan McQuaidTeamworking and Personal & Professional development

Before coming to MIDAS and engaging in the course, I hadn’t worked in 8 years, and I had given up on the idea of ever working again. I had a family but felt stuck on Social Welfare as I had a disability. MIDAS gave me the motivation and helped build up my confidence, they also gave me the direction I needed to focus on my career again. I am just finishing a level 8 course in Addiction Studies in Maynooth University. I’ve great hope back in my life and I can’t thank MIDAS Learning enough

James O’NeillCert in Employability Skills

The most important aspect of the programme was the invaluable insight provided by the career coach through exercises, tests and advice. The work that we did on the course is essential to all of us.

Gerard ReillyUnlocking Potential Training Programme

The tutor was excellent in her delivery of the course and the pace she went, as our employees were all at different levels in EXCEL.

Patrick Kevin - Gibney Steel Products, Co Meath

No jargon, very well structured and thought out

Kathleen TuiteEntrepreneurial Skills

I learned a new way to communicate and interact with additional needs of children and adults. Good course. Well thought out and good delivery system.

Ivan McQuaid – Lámh

As a consequence of the training, we do not have to buy in team leads any more- there is a pool of competent people ready for progression both in the production and training department that supports the quality and regulatory side of the business.

Maeve Kieran, Training Manager, Arc Royal Int

I contacted MIDAS when I was applying for a promotion at work to help me with my interview skills. I spoke to a coach, and she got me to undertake a psychometric test focusing on work. The follow-on sessions were fabulous. The report got me to recognize my competencies and gave me the confidence to acknowledge the skills I had innately and as a consequence of my experience.

Nicole O’Brien

I was very nervous when it came to interviews and couldn’t seem to get promoted even though I was qualified for the job. When I went to MIDAS, they brought me back to basics and addressed some of the issues on the CV and updated it as part of the process. They also helped me define why I was the right person for the job by highlighting and shing a torch on my competencies and capabilities

Cliona McGowan

have attended courses in the past where it felt like a tick box exercise, but not with MIDAS. I enrolled for the course with no clear vision of what I wanted and came away with a recognised qualification and launched my own business carrickspringanconsultancyservices.com. Attending the course and receiving a distinction in both modules has been a life changing experience and I would highly recommend doing this course with MIDAS.

Gerard SmythCertificate in Training and Development

Having spent almost two decades working in the hospitality industry, I wanted to further my career path. I came to MIDAS for career coaching and completed my QQI Special Purpose in Training and Development. As part of this, the trainer worked with me to design and develop a course specific to my industry experience which meant that I could train others in my area of expertise.

Jennifer SmithCertificate in Training and Development

The Tutor made the course very enjoyable and comfortable and if they did not understand something, she was extremely willing to explain further. We would be delighted to recommend MIDAS Learning in the future.

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