Pre-University Business & Accounting

Course Aim

Pre-University Business & Accounting enables learners to improve their understanding of the business world while gaining the skills necessary to progress in this eld. This course introduces learners to key business techniques and concepts including; database methods, accounting practices and entrepreneurship. This programme provides a clear pathway into various career areas such as nance, commerce, accounting, and economics.


Learners will complete a combination of the following:

  • Accounting
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Communications
  • Database Methods
  • Economics
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience


Qualification Obtained

QQI Level 5 Major Award (5M2102) in Business Studies


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression To Degrees

DCU | Accounting & Finance | Level 8
DCU | Business Studies | Level 8
DkIT | Accounting & Finance |Level 8
DkIT | Business Studies | Level 8
Maynooth University |Business & Accounting |Level 8
NUI Galway | Law & Business | Level 8
UCD | Business and Law | Level 8
UCD | Commerce | Level 8


Career Prospects

Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Business & Accounting, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:

Accountancy | Financial Services | Tax Consultancy | Economics | Retail Management | Banking | Law | Business Management



2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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