Accountancy, Business & Taxation

QQI Level 5 | Opportunities to progress to 3rd Level Business & Finance degrees.

Accountancy, Business & Taxation

This course provides learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the Business, Administration, Finance and Accountancy sectors.

Students will study at least eight subjects in this full time one year course covering all the key areas of working in an array of business environments.  Successful past students have  secured places in popular 3rd Level Business degree courses including; Commerce in UCD (DN650), Accounting and Finance in DCU (DC115), Accounting & Finance in TU Dublin (TU933).

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 5M2102
September - May
Course requirements
  • Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • Mature Applicants welcome
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry
  • Use of a computer / laptop and Wi-Fi is desirable
Course modules
  • Accounting (Manual and Computerised)
  • Taxation
  • Payroll (Manual and Computerised)
  • Spreadsheets
  • Applied Economics
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Maths (Optional)
  • European Language (Optional)
Education Progression

On successful completion of a QQI Level 5 course students have the opportunity to apply, through the CAO system, for a 1st year places in popular business and finance degrees including: Commerce in UCD (DN650), Accounting and Finance in DCU (DC115), Accounting & Finance in TU Dublin (TU933).

Students can also progress within Rathmines College to:

  • QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business 6M4985;
  • Our Professional Accounting Department where they may choose from a range of ACCA and ATI Professional Accounting courses.

Career Opportunites

Students who successfully complete this course are equipped to seek employment in a range of Business, Accountancy and Taxation environments.


I really enjoyed my time in Rathmines College. I made friends for life while also getting a great understanding of the Business sector. I’m now studying a Business Degree in Maynooth University and I am so glad I chose Rathmines College.
Alex Deaton
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