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 field. 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 finance, commerce, accounting, and economics.


Learners will complete a combination of the following:

  • Start Your Own Business
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Accounting Manual & Computerised
  • Communications
  • Database Methods
  • Applied 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.

Higher Education

DCU | Accounting & Finance | Level 8
DCU | Business Studies | Level 8
DKIT | Accounting & Finance |Level 8
DKIT | Business Studies | Level 8
NUIM |Business & Accounting |Level 8
NUIG | Law & Business | Level 8
UCD | Business and Law | Level 8
UCD | Commerce | Level 8


Career Prospects

Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Arts programme, 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



Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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