Certificate in Business and Finance - QQI Level 5

  • Award
  • QQI Level 5 Award: Business Studies 5M2102. Rathmines College Certificate
  • One year full time

Course Aims

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
  • Financial Services
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Applied Economics
  • Payroll Manual & Computerised
  • Taxation
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Statistics (Optional)
  • 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. Rathmines College Certificate

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the course are equipped to seek employment in a range of Business, Administration, Accountancy and the Financial Services environment. 

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;
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma Course in Business (Marketing); or to 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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