Pre-Apprenticeship in Business, Insurance and Financial Services - QQI Level 5

AWARD QQI Level 5 5M2102

DURATION One year full time

"This course gives an excellent introduction to insurance and its association with finance and law. A student who successfully completes this QQI Level 5 course will have the necessary skills to progress to Higher Education, an insurance apprenticeship or a career in an insurance firm." 

About the Course

Insurance is one of the largest financial service industries in the world with huge opportunities in Ireland and abroad. This course gives an excellent introduction to insurance and its association with finance and law. A student who successfully completes this QQI Level 5 course will have the necessary skills to progress to Higher Education, an insurance apprenticeship or a career in an insurance firm.

This course is also an excellent introduction to students to pursue a further professional qualification, such as those available with the Irish Insurance Institute.

Subjects
  • Insurance
  • Insurance & Banking
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Applied Economics
  • Financial Services
  • Business Administration
  • Taxation
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Communications
  • Work Experience 
Course Requirements

Students applying for this course should have passed the Leaving Certificate in five subjects including English.

Mature Applicants welcome.

All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.

In the case of remote/blended learning use of a laptop and wifi connection is desirable.

Education Progression

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

Students can also progress to Higher Education and options include:

DCU: Accounting and Finance (Level 8, 3 Years) 

Maynooth University: Business (Level 8, 3-4 Years)

TU Dublin – City Campus: Business and Management (Level 8, 4 Years)

TU Dublin – Blanchardstown: Business (Level 8, 4 Years)

National College of Ireland: Business (Level 8, 3 Years)

Assessment

This couse has a mixture of continuous practical assessments and written examinations.

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.

Course Charges

€460 or €210 (with an in date medical card).

VTOS learners do not pay course fees. 

A deposit of €100 secures a place with the balance to be paid before the course commences.  

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