Develop further your business and marketing skills with this advanced programme and gain networking opportunities with industry professionals and practical experience of event management. Develop your entrepreneurial spirit and take the opportunity to gain a host of skills such as Web Authoring that will ensure you are ready to enter the marketplace or progress to higher education. Students participate in practical event management experience. This is an ideal stepping stone to working in the marketing/event management business or a gateway to a further qualification at degree level.

  • Business Management 6N4310 – understand the role and function of management in a business environment. Gain a detailed picture of the management of planning, organising and controlling. Develop effective management skills such as leadership and communications
  • Marketing Communications 6N4370 – Develop an advertising campaign to include setting objectives, identifying target audience, determining budget. Analyse how effective database marketing can improve customer relationships including the impact of the internet, mobile communications and social media as direct marketing tools. Research public relations to include the various PR tools and their effectiveness.
  • Sales and Marketing Management 6N3613 – Devise and after sales service policy for an organisation including interpersonal skills required when dealing with a dissatisfied customer and how new sales opportunities can be created from after sales service. Design sales management techniques to meet the needs of a range of organisations to include appropriate marketing and selling key performance indicators. Estimate the budgets and forecasting for sales and marketing plan.
  • Event Management 6N4800 – Produce an event plan document to include health and safety statement, venue floor plans, event contract, event presentation format etc. manage an event or some specific aspect of an event ensuring appropriate supervision of staff and resource allocation. Design promotional tools for an event and implement project management skills in the design, planning and evaluation of an event.
  • Entrepreneurship 6N1941 – The learner will attain the knowledge, skill and competence in advanced theories and concepts of entrepreneurship in order to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to a specific business and or social innovation context, operating independently and or in a supervisory capacity.
  • Professional Presentation 6N4006 – Attain the knowledge, skill and competence of presentation software and communication skills that can be used in a business and training environment.
  • Work Experience 6N1946 – Present a detailed personal skills audit and career plan including personal goals, action points, development opportunities and career paths. Demonstrate supervisory skills and capacities in the workplace.
  • Communication 6N1950 – Build on the core communications skills gained at level 5 whilst learning to work independently and or in a supervisory capacity, developing such qualities as tact, diplomacy, empathy and patience necessary for communicating with staff/clients in a professional setting.

Additional Training

  • CCOC Manual Handling Training and Certification: Manual handling training is required under Regulation 13 of the 1993 (General Application Regulations) and 1993 Manual Handling Regulations. This training programme is aimed at providing all persons at work with proper techniques when lifting, carrying, loading, pushing and supporting. It provides employees with good work practices such as proper lift Manual Handling Techniques. The course includes being aware of the necessity for safe methods of manual handling to reduce the risk of injury and understanding the need to avoid manual handling by using mechanical aids where possible. Furthermore, assessing the task using the TILE criteria (task, individual, load, environment) and implementing the correct method of lifting ensuring minimal risk to self and co-workers will also be included.  Finally, knowing how to safely execute all relevant workplace manual handling tasks will be demonstrated. A certificate will be issued to learners who successfully complete the course.
  • Fire Safety Certification: This Fire Safety training course helps you to comply with the Fire Safety Regulations 2005. This Course covers basic fire safety training, fire extinguisher training, fire risk assessment training and fire warden training. The participant will learn to recognise the hazards that may lead to a fire, and how to react safely and responsibly in the event of one breaking out. Our aim is to inform Fire Wardens of their responsibilities in running a fire drill effectively and safely. It also details the steps involved in developing an Emergency Plan for the workplace. The course includes an introduction to fire safety and to the legal framework Additionally, responsibilities, Fire science and Fire risk assessment are outlined. Furthermore, how do people react in an emergency, the different classes of fire and types of fire extinguishers and equipment and their use. Emergency plans and evacuation, movement of people and Hazard Analysis is also discussed. On completion of the course and assessment, participants will receive a Certification which is valid for 3 years.
  • Professional Styling & Image: This workshop offers an insight into grooming and styling for the professional world.  It covers a wide range of topics such as dressing for your shape, colour analysis and making the most of your wardrobe.  Essential for those going on work experience or job interview.

Full QQI Level 5 Award in a Marketing/Business/Administration area. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.

Excellent progression opportunities including:

  • CIT/MTU: Marketing (CR420) Year 2 Entry
  • IT Tralee/MTU: Business (Marketing) (TL731) Year 2 Entry
  • UCC: Commerce (CK201) Year 1
  • UCC: Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship (CK502) Year 1
  • UCC: Business Information Systems (CK203) Year 1

Other excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT/MTU (CCPS), Tralee IT/MTU and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. See Progressions for details.

Sales and marketing, marketing communications, online event managment, corporate affairs, self employment,customer service and event management.

  • Duration: September to May
  • Fees: €530 including QQI examination fees. Medical card holders exempt from €280. See payment for details.
  • Certification:
    • QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985)
    • QQI Component Maths (5N1833) and Statistics (5N2066) (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths or Statistics for progression).
  • Work Experience: Students will undertake work experience one day per week in a Marketing/Event Management/PR/Advertising setting for the duration of the course, which they organise themselves.
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    During my time at Cork College of Commerce I learned a variety of skills, including skills in Coding Languages and Website Design, that gave me a solid foundation for my time doing my undergraduate degree in Digital Humanities and Information Technology. While at Cork College of Commerce, I also learned a huge amount myself and how easy I find it to work in multiple teams at once which is something I find myself doing more and more as I progress in my education.

    Kayleigh Falvey, Digital Humanities and Information Technology, UCC

    I loved my marketing and event management course in CCOC. It is a great college where you get a lot of support and help from your tutors. It gave me the confidence to pursue higher education, which I am currently studying a degree in Marketing and Multimedia at the University of Roehampton.

    Angela Eninš, Marketing and Event Management 2015

    I am a 26 year old qualified accountant working in Quintas Partners in Cork City, I have this week took a senior accountant role within this firm which will give me the platform to progress in my career and achieve my goals I set in 2007 when I started my journey in Cork College of Commerce.

    Don Broderick, Accountant, Quintas Partners

    CCOC provided me with the encouraging, supportive & motivating environment I needed to excel in my studies & progress to UWSTD where I completed my Marketing degree with just one further year study there. The high marks I received in my degree was testament to the three years I spent in CCOC being constantly challenged & supported by brilliant teachers, as is my job as a Marketing Executive.  The personal approach was one of my best aspects, everyone’s needs were catered for individually and there was no “one size fits all” attitude.

    Teresa Lenane, Graduate of University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea