Certificate in Aviation Finance - QQI Level 5

Award: QQI Level 5 Award Business Studies (5M2102) 

Duration: 1 year

Course Information

The Aviation Finance programme will offer 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 course will cover complex aircraft finance by including assessment related to the industry.  The Level 5 Award 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.

Students who complete this one year level 5 QQI course can apply through the CAO for a wide range of courses.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.

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
  • All applicants will be interviewed.
  • Airline Studies 5N4971
  • Accounting - Manual & Computerised 5N1354
  • International Trade Practice 5N2072
  • Statistics 5N2066
  • Applied Economics 5N1350
  • Tourism Principles and Practice 5N2078
  • Spreadsheets 5N197
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Team Working 5N1367
  • Language (Optional)
Work Experience

Work Experience is an essential part of all our programmes and gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired on the course.


QQI Level 5 Award Business Studies (5M2102) College Certificate

Career Opportunities

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. 

Further Education Links

On successful completion of a 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 6M4985;
  • QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business – Legal 6M4985;
  • 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.

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