Course Code: 5M2102
This practical one-year business accounting course is designed to provide an excellent foundation for learners wishing to progress to Level 7/8 Business Degree Programmes at Third Level. This course will allow the learner to build skills in accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, communications and information technology. This course also provide learners with the core business skills required to entry the workplace.
GCC Registration Fee of €250 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year in areas of accounting, marketing, customer service and web design.
Regular speakers from Galway Businesses in the areas of Accountancy, Marketing, PR, Web Design & Customer Service. Students will avail of the most up to date software both for Windows and Mac.
QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
By completing the course, students have the opportunity to achieve up to 390 CAO points and can apply to 3rd Level Colleges.
The holder of a QQI level 5 Certificate in Business may also progress to QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business here in Galway Community College.
On completion of the Level 6 course, students can gain entry to 2nd Year in Level 7/8 Business in GMIT.
For progression to NUIG using QQI points, see https://www.nuigalway.ie/media/access/files/NUI-Galway-Progression-Guide-2019---QQI.pdf (Page 18, follow 5M2102 Award)
For other Higher Education courses, see https://careersportal.ie/courses/cao_fetac_links.php?fetac_code=23&fetac_code1=
More information on Progression https://www.qqi.ie/Publications/Publications/Progression%20Opportunities%20into%20Higher%20Education%20HELS.pdf
From my experience at GCC I found it great that the classes are small and you get plenty of one on one time with the tutors, they are all very approachable and extremely helpful when it comes to assignments and projects. GCC is a great place to learn, make friends and prepare for the next step in your life whether it be going onto further education within the college or moving onto University or IT or even to seek employment.
I would completely recommend this course to prospective students if you have the drive behind you this course is perfect for you. I gained great knowledge in my two years at Galway Community College, this knowledge I used to open so many more doors after graduating. I came to GCC with limited knowledge after gaining a low Leaving Certificate result due to other factors in my life which limited my study. Galway Community College gave me a second chance and I took every opportunity given to me to progress after graduating as Business Student of the Year 2012 at GCC. I had a passion for business and GCC and its lecturers Orla Fitzpatrick, James Fitzgerald and Siobhan Hawkins to name a few catered to my needs and made my decision to attend GCC worthwhile.