Certificate in Accountancy, Business & Taxation

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Certificate in 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.


Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
Full time
QQI Level 5 5M2102
September 2022 - May 2023
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
  • Financial Services
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised
  • Spreadsheets
  • Applied Economics
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
  • Statistics (Optional)
  • Maths (Optional)
  • European Language (Optional)
Further Education

On successful completion of a QQI Level 5 course students have the opportunity to progress within Rathmines College to:

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

Students who achieve the required results in their level 6 award will have the opportunity to apply for advanced entry to a number of Higher Education colleges including DIT, NCI, ITB and ITT. QQI Level 5 award holders may also apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges through the CAO system. Click here to see current links from our QQI business awards to Higher Education courses in the Dublin area. See the CAO website and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions for more information. Please note that some higher education courses have specific results and subjects requirements.

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College assists students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.

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 with interesting modules like Economics and Tax. 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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