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Corporate Accountant

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Rathmines College of Further Education

Rathmines College of Further Education

Business & IT Studies


Course Code:  5M2102
Award Code(s):  5M2468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The course aims to develop business and computer skills and prepares students for higher education and for employment in the business, accounting and IT sectors.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Applied Economics
Business Administration Skills
Accounting - Manual & Computerised
Payroll - Manual and Computerised
Business Law
Spreadsheets
Database
Word Processing
Work Experience
Communications
Language (Optional)
Work Experience

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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5M2468