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This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.
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TA101
Accounting

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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 thhis level.

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

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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2 Years
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This programme creates a grounding in core business subjects i.e. Financial Accounting, Business Administration, Law, Maths, Research Methods, Information Systems, Economics, Management Accounting, Communications and Personal Finance.

Students are encouraged and assisted to gain summer work experience and apply for employment internships with professional services firms and within industry.



 
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BROXX  5M2105  Retail Practice
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade

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Students who gain the Higher Certificate Award may exit into the world of employment with this foundation qualification. Students may obtain junior positions in accounting/finance departments of a broad range of business sectors. The majority of students continue on to the Bachelor Degree programme to acquire a further level of knowledge, skills and competencies. 

Some graduates from our honours degree programme have also chosen to follow a career in teaching at second level.

Graduates of the Accounting programmes from ITT Dublin are entitled to significant exemptions from the professional exams of the recognised accounting bodies in Ireland including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ACA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) in Ireland, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Irish Taxation Institute (ITI).



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