Business and Finance Level 5

Business and Finance Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Business and Finance Course
QQI Level 5
Course Fees: €250

Accounting and Finance are business skills that can be used in any industry or in the formation of your own business.

This course aims to develop the practical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills students will require to ensure academic and professional success in accounting and finance in a constantly changing world.

Accounting and finance skills and qualification can help to secure employment in any industry, thus increasing employment prospects.

The sector also provides career opportunities at various levels and can easily accommodate remote working.

The development of International Accounting Standards allows employees to work globally.

There are also opportunities within finance firms. Most of the top finance firms have a base in Ireland ‘the damage to the global hub of the city of London means more of them will be consolidating their operations in an EU country, with Ireland set to benefit here’ (Irish Times January 2021)

Course Director
Margaret Doogan

  • Applied Economics
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Financial Services
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Taxation

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Business Studies 5M2102

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
Leaving Certificate Applied
NFQ Level 4 major award
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Applicant Information Meeting

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

Progression and Career Prospects


Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to a QQI Level 6 Business Award and apply for a range of Level 6, 7 or 8 qualifications through the Higher Education links scheme.

Employment Opportunities

You will be able to gain employment at entry level in a range of business and service organisations. This course helps students develop as independent thinking and problem-solving professionals, able to achieve success in the international business environment