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BSA1 - Level 5 Business Studies & Office Administration

This course is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career.

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Is this course right for you?

This course aims to equip both school leavers and mature applicants with necessary business skills and a thorough knowledge of the computer application packages used in the modern office, as well as preparing learners for further study in related areas. It also suits learners who wish to defer their college place for a year and acquire good IT skills to assist them

What will you study?

Gain a comprehensive understanding of application software including Spreadsheets, Word Processing and Databases. Learn the principles of Accounting and related software and study the concepts of Business Administration and Customer Relations.

Areas of study to include:

  • Business Administration Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Accounting – Manual & Computerised
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Text Production (Keyboarding)
  • Database Methods
  • Word Processing
  • Reception & Frontline Office Skills
  • Work Experience

Optional: Medical Terminology

Qualifications Obtained

5M2102 QQI Level 5 Business Studies

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact Shelagh Niland.

BSA1 - Level 5 Business Studies & Office Administration

BSA1 - Level 5 Business Studies & Office Administration

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fees for handling and lifting.

BSA1 - Level 5 Business Studies & Office Administration

Career Prospects

Business Studies & Office Administration graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Accountancy | Sales and Marketing | Business Administration | Banking and Finance |Retail | Human Resources | Customer Care | IT.

MI Progression

Advanced Certificate in IT & Business Management – Level 6

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DkIT Business Studies (Years 1 and 2 at Monaghan Institute) 8
DkIT Accounting and Finance 8
DCU Business Studies 8
UCD Commerce 8
NUIG Commerce (Global Experience) 8

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

Combilift Ltd │Monaghan County Council │ Cavan and Monaghan ETB │ the Department of Finance and Revenue │ Monaghan Hospital │ Brennan’s Furniture.

BSA2 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in IT & Business Management

Business is at the forefront of every sector and companies require people who can build bridges between IT and business, and to innovate using IT resources. As a graduate in IT & Business Management, you will be perfectly suited for a career at the in-demand juncture between management and computer science. The skills you learn in IT, business, organising and innovation will give you a great head start!

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Is this course right for you?

The Advanced IT & Business Management course will equip you with a superior level of computing skills and a detailed knowledge of practices and processes relating to the business environment.

What will you study?

There is an emphasis on business management, accounting and advanced computer skills. Learners who successfully complete the course are equipped with a practical understanding of the business environment and will hold a qualification in modern business skills.

Areas of study to include:

  • Business Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Spreadsheets
  • Computerised Accounts
  • Relational Database
  • Web Authoring
  • Word Processing
    Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Statistics

Optional: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification

Qualifications Obtained

6M4985 QQI Level 6 Business

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact Martina Rooney.

BSA2 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in IT & Business Management

BSA2 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in IT & Business Management

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 80.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be an additional fee for Field Trips

BSA2 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in IT & Business Management

Career Prospects

Advanced IT & Business graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Business Administrator | Business Analyst | Legal Administrator | Financial Services Operative | Accounts Assistant | Office Supervisor / Manager | Clerical Assistant | Personnel Assistant | Personal Assistant.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DkIT Business Studies (Years 1 and 2 at Monaghan Institute) 8
DkIT Business & Management (Direct entry to second year) 7
LYIT Business (Accounting) 8
LYIT Business 8
GMIT Business 8

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

The Department of Foreign Afffairs & Trade | Cavan & Monaghan ETB |The Peacelink │ Family Carer’s Ireland │ McArdle Cassidy McQuaid Ltd │ Banks │ Doctors Surgeries.

BSA3 - Level 5 Pharmacy Counter Assistant

This course is designed to equip learners with relevant knowledge, skills and experience to work as a pharmacy counter assistant.

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Is this course right for you?

Work in this industry varies from dispensing over the counter medications, helping clients choose medical aids and appliances to demonstrating and selling cosmetics, perfumes etc. As well as a QQI qualification, learners complete the Irish Pharmacy Union’s Medicines Counter Assistant award.

What will you study?

This course will focus on a range of business and health related subjects relevant to employment as a pharmacy counter assistant. Work Experience is within a retail pharmacy. The IPU Medicines Counter Assistant module is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to deal effectively with customers in the pharmacy. Emphasis is placed on questioning skills, product knowledge and appropriate referral.

Areas of study to include:

  • Customer Service
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition
  • Retail Selling
  • Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make-up
  • Word Processing
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Reception & Frontline Office Skills
  • Work Experience

Additional: Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) Irish Pharmacy Union

Qualifications Obtained

5M4468 QQI Level 5 Community Health Services

Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) Irish Pharmacy Union

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact the college office  info@monaghaninstitute.ie

BSA3 - Level 5 Pharmacy Counter Assistant

BSA3 - Level 5 Pharmacy Counter Assistant

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Irish Pharmacy Union Course Fee €450.00

There may be additional fees for Handling and Lifting.

BSA3 - Level 5 Pharmacy Counter Assistant

Career Prospects

Pharmacy Counter Assistant graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Medical Counter Assistant │ Medical Secretary │ Pharmacy Health Care Adviser │ Cosmetic Sales Assistant │ Pharmacy Field Sales Representative │Pharmacy Store Manager.

Higher Certificate Progression

There are many higher certificate options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
LYIT Pharmacy Technician 6
DIT Pharmacy Technician 6
IT Carlow Pharmacy Technician 6
IT Athlone Pharmacy Technician 6

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DkIT Science (Pharmaceutical Science) 7
LYIT Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science 7
DCU Health and Society 8
UCD Social Science 8

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

Eakins Pharmacy | Coyle’s Pharmacy | Leavy’s Pharmacy | Dolan’s Pharmacy | Boots Pharmacy.

BSA4 - Level 5 Accounting, Payroll & Financial Studies

This course is designed to enable the learner to develop a keen understanding of principles and practices of the maintenance of financial records, both manually and using integrated accounting software. Learners will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain payroll records and perform many office administrative and financial procedures.

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Is this course right for you?

This course aims to give participants the knowledge and skills to carry out the accounts and payroll function in a small or medium business. It is a good addition to the CV of anyone wishing to improve career prospects in office administration or payroll but also an excellent starting point for candidates wishing to progress further into accountancy and finance studies at third level institutions in Ireland.

What will you study?

This course will focus on a range of accounting and business related subjects to assist the learner to develop the skills to work in a variety of roles in an organisation including accounts, payroll and administration. In addition, work experience within a business setting forms an integral part of the course.

Areas of study to include:

  • Accounting – Manual & Computerised
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Payroll – Manual & Computerised
  • Business Administration Skills
  • Bookkeeping – Manual & Computerised
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Word Processing
  • Financial Services
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Qualifications Obtained

5M2102 QQI Level 5 Business Studies

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact the college office info@monaghaninstitute.ie

BSA4 - Level 5 Accounting, Payroll & Financial Studies

BSA4 - Level 5 Accounting, Payroll & Financial Studies

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

BSA4 - Level 5 Accounting, Payroll & Financial Studies

Career Prospects

Accounting, Payroll & Financial Studies graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Accounts Assistant | Payroll Assistant | Clerical Assistant | Business/Financial Analyst | Personal Assistant.

MI Progression

Advanced Certificate in IT & Business Management – Level 6

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DkIT Business Studies (Years 1 and 2 at Monaghan Institute) 8
DCU Accounting and Finance 8
UCD Commerce 8
NUIG Commerce 8
NUIM Accounting and Finance 8

 

- Level 5 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Thinking about a career in Accountancy? Earn while you learn with the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship, delivered this September by Accounting Technicians Ireland in conjunction with CMETB and Monaghan Institute. If you are a school-leaver or a mature student considering a career in Accountancy, then this programme could be the perfect route for you. You will work with a local business or practice four days a week, and study at a local college one day a week.

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You’ll earn while you learn, and your tuition will be paid by the State. You’ll emerge from the programme in two years’ time, with a nationally and internationally recognised qualification, solid work experience, and the opportunity to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.

Before commencement of completion of the application form it is integral that applicants read the recruitment section on the ATI microsite as it provides important detail on: Recruitment Process for this year, Academic eligibility for this programme, Overview of commitment needed from an applicant, Integral application form advice and a Guide to completing your application form.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a SEPARATE APPLICATION FORM which should be sent directly to ATI.

Entry Requirements & Application Form

Recent School Leavers

Participants will be recent school-leavers who have completed the Leaving Certificate or mature learners and employees who wish to work in a finance role. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of entry. Applicants must have Leaving Certificate-standard English and Maths at ordinary level and a minimum of 300 CAO points. Note: Study of Accountancy at Leaving Certificate level is not a requirement.

Mature Students

For mature students (over 23) a QQI Level 5 qualification and prior related experience will be taken into consideration. Participants commence with a two-year work contract, with wages paid by the employer. It is at the employer’s discretion to enhance the entry criteria for selection.

For more information visit AccountingTechnicianApprenticeship.ie or download the Application Form here and forward to akennedy@accountingtechniciansireland.ie directly.

Course Content

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Law and Ethics
  • Business Management

Year 2

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Integrated Accounting Systems
  • Management Accounting

Certification

ATI Accounting Technician – Participants graduate as fully qualified Accounting Technicians. Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals employed throughout all levels of finance across the public sector, industry, private accountancy practices and self-employment.

Duration

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a two-year programme which combines ‘on-the-job’ work experience with academic study. The Diploma for Accounting Technicians is awarded upon successful completion of the programme.

Course Structure

Participants will work at their employer’s office four days a week, and attend classes at a local college one day a week. They are also given three weeks’ study leave each year. Large and small accountancy practices, service firms and industry employers around the country have already committed to taking on school-leavers and mature learners under the programme.

- Level 5 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

- Level 5 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

- Level 5 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Career Options

Successful graduates will also receive generous exemptions on Chartered Accountants Ireland’s study programmes, so that they can continue to progress their career within the profession. So by choosing the Apprenticeship route, they have the opportunity to become fully qualified Chartered Accountants in just five years.

Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals employed throughout all levels of finance across the public sector, industry, private accountancy practices and self-employment. They perform a wide range of roles including:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Accounting & Budgeting
  • Costing & Credit Control
  • Payroll Administration
  • Tax Returns

Further Information

For more information on this apprenticeship, please contact:

Aoife Kennedy
Recruitment Executive
ATI Accounting Technicians Ireland
T: (01) 649 8126
E: aoife.kennedy@AccountingTechniciansIreland.ie

Rynagh McNally
Deputy Principal
Monaghan Institute
T: (047) 84900
E: rynaghmcnally@cmetb.ie