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LC221
Business (Accounting and Finance)

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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This programme will provide you with a thorough knowledge of theory and methods used in all Accounting & Finance sectors, preparing you for further professional accountancy qualifications. You will learn accountancy themes supported by the study of foundation subjects, including: Economics, Management, Marketing, Law, and Information Technology. As a graduate of this two-year programme, you will have the skills to work at an accounting technician level in the business field.

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LC221 - Business (Accounting and Finance)
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LC221 - Business (Accounting and Finance)
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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When you graduate with the Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting & Finance you will have acquired a solid foundation in the basics of the finance function. As this programme combines business and accounting subjects, career opportunities for graduates are most likely to be in the accounting departments of organisations or in other business positions, where knowledge of accounting is a requirement or an asset.

Typical roles you could expect to secure include: bookkeeper, payroll clerk, credit controller, purchase ledger clerk and assistant accountant. Graduates who continue their studies and gain suitable work experience can look forward to advancement to management positions.



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