Higher Cert in Business in Accounting

This course combines business and accounting subjects to enable you to explore accounting as a specialism. As well as providing a good foundation in accounting, the programme can be a stepping-stone to a one year add-on Ordinary Degree (level 7) in Accounting at IT Sligo.

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When you graduate with the Higher Certificate in Accounting you will possess a good foundation in the basics of the finance function. Typical roles you could expect to secure include: bookkeeper, payroll clerk, credit controller, purchase ledger clerk and assistant accountant.

Course places: 30

DepartmentCodeAward
Business SG108 Higher Certificate
2016 POINTS
135*
NFQ LEVEL
6
DURATION (YRS)
2

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

Download the Grading Scale from www.transition.ie.

Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Career Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

CIMA Global

CIMA Ireland is delighted to announce the commencement of an internship programme with the school of business at Institute of Technology Sligo. This programme aims to provide summer work-placements with employers and CIMA members, to IT Sligo undergraduate accounting students. Details can be found here.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will typically find employment in management, finance, retailing, marketing and human resources.

Typical career options include:

  • Trainee Management
  • Junior Management
  • Office Manager
  • Project Manager
  • HR Assistant
  • Office Administration
  • Junior Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Executive
  • Office Manager
  • Junior Executive

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What are my further study opportunities?

As well as providing a good foundation in accounting, the programme can be a stepping-stone to a one year add-on Ordinary Degree (level 7) in Accounting at IT Sligo.

In addition, graduates of the ordinary degree in Accounting can subsequently pursue a fourth year honours degree (level 8). The Honours Degree currently attracts full exemption from CAP1 examinations with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

 

What subjects will I study?

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.

Who do I contact?

For further information, contact:

Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie