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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 course covers the basics of business, including administration, law, information technology, strategic management including financial and management accounting, auditing, corporate finance and taxation. In addition, there is a targeted programme of modules suited to industry and professional firms of accountants.


 
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TA101 - Accounting
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TA101 - Accounting
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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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Course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the financial world either in a professional accounting environment or in a management setting. All of the subjects required for membership of the various professional accounting bodies are studied.



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