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Accounting & Computer Applications

Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

There is a growing demand in the marketplace for personnel who possess practical accounting skills combined with relevant computer experience especially in computerised accounting systems. This Course aims to provide these essential practical accounting and computer skills to meet this growing need.

Emphasis will be placed on the practical capabilities necessary for any accounting department in a modern business. The Course is suited to students with numerical ability and an interest in accounting and computers. Students supplement their studies with work experience in a relevant area.

What will you Study?

Practical Subjects:
Accounting - Manual and Computerised
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Theory Subjects:
Law and Ethics
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Taxation
Communications 5N0690
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

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

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSXX 5M2102

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Business Consultant   Auditor - EU  
Fund Administrator   Actuary  
Fund Accountant   Fund Manager  
Fund Supervisor   Accountant  
Management Accountant   Tax Accountant  
Taxation Consultant   Tax Inspector  
Auditor   Accounts Assistant  
Accounts Administrator   Accounting Technician  
Stockbroker   Debt Collector  
Forensic Accountant   Financial Controller  

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.
Accountancy & Taxation
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