Business And Finance

Course Description


This programme will prepare students to obtain employment in the Financial Services Industry or for progression to relevant programmes at third level through the Higher Education Links Scheme.  Aaran completed the course in 2019 - 'this course with the help from tutors in the college, has enabled me to accept a place in DCU in an accounting and finance course level 8'.  Jack also completed the course in 2019 and progressed to Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business in NCI.  

Course Content

  • Accounting – Manual and Computerised
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Law
  • Marketing Practice
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

Please note that the combination of components outlined above may be subject to revision.  (We will also offer QQI Level 5 Mathematics - subject to demand)



QQI Business Studies Award:5M2102

Progression / Employment

Students will acquire the skills necessary to take up employment in the general business and/or Financial Industry sectors. Many of our students who have completed this programme have gone on to work for some of the major banking and insurance companies. Students achieving a full award are eligible to apply to Third Level Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Students have progressed from this programme to Institute of Technology in Dublin, Blanchardstown, Tallaght, Dundalk and NCI.  Links to third level from Business 5M2102

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, five passes including Ordinary Level Mathematics and English. 

Applicants will be asked for one written reference, copy EU Passport or GNIB card or Irish Residence Permit or Labour Market Permission letter

For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of English language proficiency may be required.  If appropriate, Whitehall College of Further Education will conduct an English language assessment.