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Mary Dineen

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Irish Tax Institute

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  Mary Dineen
An essential prerequisite to a career in tax is obtaining the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. Due to the varied and hands on nature of the work in Taxand Ireland’s office, I have found working in tax very beneficial when preparing for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) exams and conversely, I have found the knowledge I have acquired as part of the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) course has assisted me massively in my day to day work with Taxand Ireland (William Fry).
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Collinstown Park Community College

Collinstown Park Community College

Business Studies with Computers


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

 
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Description...
To provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills for entry to a career in this field.

 

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.

Business Administration (5N1610)
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised (5N1354)
Text Production (5N1422)
Word Processing (5N1358)
Communications (5N0690)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Payroll Manual & Computerised (5N1546)
The Internet (5N1611)
ECDL
Reception & Frontline Office Skills (5N1407)
Marketing Practice (5N1400)

 

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Progression Routes

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