Pre Apprenticeship Business and Accounting

AWARD: QQI Level 5 Award 5M2102

DURATION: One year full time

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

Pre Apprenticeship Business and Accounting

This course provides learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the Business and/or Accounting sectors.
Students will study eight subjects in this full time one year course including Economics and Business Management. On this course there is an emphasis on skills development with subjects such as Spreadsheets, Accounting Manual and Computerised.
Students who complete this one year Level 5 QQI course will have the opportunity to apply for an Apprenticeship with the Accounting Technicians of Ireland where they will work four days a week and attend college one day a week.

The programme will consist of 4 terms. In Terms 2 and 4 learners will go out on work experience one day a week and attend college 4 days.Term 3 consists of a 12 week work placement in a relevant workplace.  Learners will participate effectively in work experience, will work independently while under general direction, meet deadlines, observe good timekeeping, presentation, communication, ahderence to health, safety and other relevant regulations.  They will demonstrate personal, interpersonal and technological communication skills.

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.
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. The Work Experience module will prepare students to go out to the workplace. Learners will plan and prepare compiling personal and vocational skills, prepare a personal career plan, generate a CV and Personal Statement, write a letter of application, prepare and practice interview skills as well as develop skills in job finding strategies.  Group and individual appointments will be made with the Career Guidance Counsellors. Students will complete a 12 week work placement in a relevant workplace.  Learners will participate effectively in work experience, will work independently while under general direction, meet deadlines, observe good timekeeping, presentation, communication, ahderence to health, safety and other relevant regulations.  They will demonstrate personal, interpersonal and technological communication skills.

Course Modules
  • Accounting Manual and Computerised 5N1354
  • Business Law - 5N2091
  • Spreadsheets - 5N1977
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Taxation 5N1421
  • Applied Economics 5N1350
  • Teamworking 5N1367
  • Business Management 6N3210
Educational Progression

Learners studying this Business QQI Level 5 Award 5M2102 will study all subjects that are covered in the first year of the Apprenticeship Accounting Technician Ireland.  This will allow the learners the best opportunity to succeed when accepted onto the programme. If a learner through participation in the programme realises that they wish to go in a different direction the options to do a QQI Level 6 in Rathmines College or apply through the CAO to go to Higher Education are still available.

Award

 Business QQI Level 5 award 5M2102 

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course are equipped to seek employment in a range of business, administration and accountancy environments.

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