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Cavan Institute
Pre-University Accounting and Finance

Pre-University Accounting and Finance is designed to help students develop the essential accounting and financial knowledge and skills which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service.

Pre-University Accounting and Finance


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or 001 Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Upon successful completion of this programme, students may progress to the one-year level 6 courses, Administration and IT for Business or Business Studies (Year 2). They may also progress to the ATI Accounting Technicians Ireland course, also available at 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 Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility 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, retail, marketing and IT.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies


Course Fees





Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies

Accounting Manual and Computerised

Applied Economics

Business Law


Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised

Business Administration

Financial Services


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, retail, and IT.

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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