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WD160
Finance and Investment

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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315

2014 Points

315

Change from 2013: 

-10

Points History:

2013 - 325
2012 - 325
2011 - 340
2010 - 360
2009 - 340
2008 - 315
2007 - 380

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Finance is a general term, which encompasses topics such as economics, accounting, statistics, and investment, all with the focus on managing money efficiently.

Investment involves putting money in places where it is expected to return either high, or reliable profits.

This course covers topics such as taxation, management, business law, economics, and financial maths.


 
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WD160 - Finance and Investment
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WD160 - Finance and Investment
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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any QQI Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of PLC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions


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You become specialised in some areas of financial services, for example, risk management, treasury management and derivatives, mathematical and analytical skills. From research carried out by the IDA it is considered that there is currently a shortage of these specialist skills available.



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