Certificate in Accountancy Business and Taxation QQI Level 5

  • Award
  • QQI Level 5 5M2102
  • One year full time

Course Aims

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 including Financial Services, Spreadsheet Methods, Taxation, Payroll (Manual and Computerised), Accounting (Manual and Computerised), Applied Economics, Business Administration.
Students who complete these one year level 5 QQI courses have gone on to further study in IT Tallaght, DIT, National College of Ireland, IADT, DCU and UCD.

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.
Course Modules
  • Accounting Manual and Computerised
  • Taxation
  • Financial Services
  • Payroll Manual and Computerised
  • Spreadsheets
  • Applied Economics
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Statistics (Optional)
  • Work Experience  
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 Business, Accountancy and Taxation environments.

Further Education Links

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.

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