Certificate in Aviation Finance

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Certificate in Aviation Finance

The QQI Level 5 Certificate in Aviation Finance offers an opportunity for those wishing to develop their skills in the Aviation Leasing Sector. This course will have an emphasis on aircraft and airline finance and leasing. The Certificate in Aviation Finance will give learners the opportunity to learn new skills with an emphasis on the acquisition and financing of aircraft as well as developing an understanding of the sector.

Key Information
QQI Level 5
1 Year
One year full time
QQI Level 5 Award 5M2102
September- May
Course requirements
  • Applicants should have completed Leaving Certificate course or equivalent
  • Mathematics at ordinary level is desirable
  • 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
  • Airline Studies
  • Accounting – Manual & Computerised
  • Statistics
  • Applied Economics
  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Spreadsheets
  • Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
  • Team Working
  • Maths (Optional)
  • European Language (Optional)
Education Progression

On successful completion of the Aviation Finance QQI Level 5 course students have the opportunity to progress through the CAO to Higher Education at Level 7 and 8 and also within Rathmines College to: QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business and QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business – Legal.

Popular CAO progression routes include DCU degree course in Aviation Management/Aviation Management with Pilot Studies and Aviation Management with Air Traffic Controller Studies.

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.

The module Personal and Professional Development may be taught instead of Work Experience.

Career Opportunites

Students who successfully complete this course are equipped to seek employment in a range of leasing, administration and accountancy environments. Ireland is a recognised leading hub in the aircraft leasing sector.

Most of the world’s aircraft leasing companies have a significant presence in Ireland. The aircraft leasing sector in Ireland has 3,000 aircraft under management, one third of the world’s total large transport aircraft fleet. This sector is experiencing strong growth at the present time and are recruiting.


I went to Rathmines College hoping to progress through the CAO to Aviation Management in DCU. With the help of my tutor and teachers I got the results needed and I am now in Year 1 DCU. I highly recommend Rathmines College as a progression route to Higher Education courses.
Max Wright
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