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Cavan Institute

Pre-University Accounting and Finance


Pre-University Accounting and Finance

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

With this Pre-University Accounting and Finance course, students can go on to pursue a career in such diverse areas such as accounting, finance, general business and IT.


At Cavan Institute: 

Upon successful completion of this programme, students may progress to the one-year level 6 QQI courses Administration and IT for Business or Business Studies (Year 2). They may also progress to the ATI Accounting Technicians Course, also available in Cavan Institute. 


Graduates of this course in Pre-University Accounting and Finance are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Accounting &   Finance - DCU

  • Commerce - University of Galway 

  • Commerce - UCD 

  • Accounting and Finance - Maynooth University 

  • Accounting and Finance - DKIT

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies

  • Accounting Manual and Computerised 

  • Applied Economics 

  • Business Law 

  • Taxation 

  • Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 

  • Business Administration 

  • Spreadsheet Methods 

  • Communications 

  • Work Experience

About This Course

Pre-University Accounting and Finance is a one-year course designed to help you develop essential accounting skills and financial knowledge. These skills form the basis for a career in the following sectors accounting, finance, and general business. This course in Accounting and Finance gives an excellent foundation for those of you who wish to progress to degree courses in Universities. It also provides excellent opportunities for those seeking employment. This course will give you an understanding of both manual and integrated accounting software. The course focuses on the functional areas of accounting, bookkeeping, taxation, communications, law and economics.

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