Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Points Required 216*
  • Course Code SG108
  • Award Higher Certificate
  • Duration 2

Course Summary


Next Intake September 2021

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

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

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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Further Study

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).

 

Course Format

Semester 1

TitleCredits
Financial Accounting 105
Introduction to Business Technology05
Personal Learning and Development05
Business Mathematics 105
Introduction to Management05
Spanish Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
German Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
French Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
Organisational Behaviour 1 [E]05
Politics for Business Students - Change and Transformation in Modern Ireland [E]05

Semester 2

TitleCredits
Financial Accounting 205
Intermediate Business Technology05
Teamwork and Creativity05
Business Mathematics 205
Introduction to Marketing 05
Business and Society in Contemporary Ireland [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
German Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
French Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
Organisational Behaviour 2 [E]05

Semester 3

TitleCredits
Introduction to Economics05
Management Accounting Principles 105
Financial Accounting 305
Business Law for Accountants 105
Mathematical Methods for Accountants05
European Studies  [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
French Beginners Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
German Beginners Level 2 Semester 1  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Business Management 1 [E]05

Semester 4

TitleCredits
Management Accounting Principles 205
Financial Accounting 405
Advanced Business Technology 05
Business Law for Accountants 205
Personal Finance05
European Union Policies and Institutions [E]05
French Beginners Level 2 Semester 2  [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
German Beginners Level 2 Semester 2  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
Business Management 2 [E]05
Enterprise Development  [E]05

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