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I would strongly recommend a career in tax to any students who are considering it. Tax professionals are in high demand from employers and can add real value to any business. It is a challenging and rewarding career which can place you at the heart of business decision making. It can also be an excellent springboard to other careers in finance.

Just recently a new Chief Financial Officer was appointed to Irish Distillers who was formerly the Pernod Ricard Group tax director! Also do your research about the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification – from my own experience, the course is very practical and relevant to my day to day job. It provides a structured framework for achieving the knowledge of tax law and skills required to be an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3789
QQI Award Code 5M3789 Legal Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 certificate is of value to those who are interested in working as Legal Administrators or who would like to prepare for a career in the legal profession by progressing to Higher Education.

What will you Study?

Audio Transcription 5N1549
Business Law 5N2091
Communications 5N0690
Criminal Law 5N3787
Database Methods 5N0783
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Text Production 5N1422
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BLSXX 5M3789

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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Clerical & Administration
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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