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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

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

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 (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting)

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a new pathway to a career in business, accountancy and finance, where apprentices are mentored through a two-year, work-based learning programme.

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What is the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship?

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a two-year, work-based learning programme which leads to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting.

Places are awarded via a competitive interview process, where applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria (see below) are put forward to participating employers for consideration. If you are successful at interview stage, your new employer will issue you with a two-year contract and you start your apprenticeship in September 2018.

You will work four days a week in an office environment, and study one day a week at Monaghan Institute. You will be paid a salary of at least €18k a year, and enjoy fully funded college tuition fees.

You will emerge from the programme with a valuable qualification, which is strengthened by two years of practical work experience in accounting and finance.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for membership of ATI, the leading professional body for Accounting Technicians in Ireland and the provider of the highly sought-after MIATI designation.

What does an Accounting Technician do?

Maintaining a set of accounts is a fundamental element of any business from a sole trader to large multinationals.

An Accounting Technician supports all elements of accounts function, including income and expenditure, balance sheet transactions, statutory returns and payroll requirements.

The Accounting Technician is concerned with bookkeeping, and processes all accounts payable and receivable in order to prepare, or support the preparation of, periodic accounts. They record and monitor income and expenditure including accrued and deferred income.

The Accounting Technician completes regular bank reconciliations and accounts for/completes statutory returns. Regular analysis and reports are undertaken to contribute to producing accounts.

The Accounting Technician produces management accounts and supplies vital financial information as to the running of the Company. They have the ability to do costing and cost controls.

The Accounting Technician prepares company annual budgets and monitors the progress of this throughout the year. They prepare, or assist in the preparation of, company year-end financial statements.

Is this programme for me?

Motivation

Firstly, you should have a clear motivation to become an Accounting Technician and develop a career in accountancy. It is important to consider why you are interested in the programme, and what is it about accounting that appeals to you as a career path!

To succeed at interview stage, you must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Motivation to learn and achieve.
  • Dedicated class and work attendance.
  • Proficient time management.
  • Reliability when on the job.
  • Professional etiquette.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and use your own initiative.

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria are as follows:

Leaving Cert students and applicants under 23

Leaving Certificate students 2017 and 2018 should have at least 310 CAO points and at least an O5 grade in English and Maths or Accountancy. If you are sitting your Leaving Cert in June 2018, you can apply for the programme with your mock results, but any final offer will be subject to your Leaving Cert results.

For applicants aged under 23 who sat the Leaving Cert in 2014, 2015 or 2016, this is 300 CAO points and a D3 in Ordinary Level English and Maths of Accountants.

If you undertook a PLC course after your Leaving Cert, you are considered a Previous Qualification Holder, and should provide details on your application form. Previous Qualification Holders do not need to provide Leaving Cert points, a pass in a PLC Level 5 or 6 is sufficient for our entry requirements.

See the Previous Qualification Holder Eligibility Guide below. The levels refer to the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) in the Republic of Ireland.

Mature learners (23 and above) with previous qualifications

Mature learners are eligible to apply. Previous qualification holders should provide details of their qualifications during the application process.

Applicants with no previous qualifications

Where an applicant has no (formal) qualification, eligibility will be determined through a series of questions.

Generally this will be done during the ATI telephone interview but it can be done in person where appropriate.

Enhanced Eligibility Criteria

All applicants should bear in mind that individual employers have the discretion to enhance the entrance criteria beyond the minimum academic standards.

Commitments and study

The duration of this programme is two years from the commencement date in September 2018. You should be able to commit to completing the programme syllabus while working in full-time employment over the two years.

You will be attending off-the-job training at college one day and working with an employer four days during college term time (on-the-job training) on a weekly basis. Outside of college term, you will be working five days a week.

Additional home study will be needed to ensure success in the programme.

You are entitled to three weeks’ study leave from your employer each year, and you will be required to sit the ATI exams in May each year.

What next?

If you would like to become an Accounting Technician Apprenticeship in September 2018, please visit www.accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie to read:

  • The full Accounting Technician Occupational Profile
  • The detailed Recruitment Process
  • The full Eligibility Guide and Application Advice

Then complete the Online Application, carefully following the instructions.

ATI will follow up on your application directly.

Further Resources:

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- Level 5 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting)

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a new pathway to a career in business, accountancy and finance, where apprentices are mentored through a two-year, work-based learning programme.

- Level 5 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting)

- Level 5 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting)

Career Progression

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

If you would like to become an Accounting Technician Apprenticeship in September 2018, please visit www.accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie to read:

  • The full Accounting Technician Occupational Profile
  • The detailed Recruitment Process
  • The full Eligibility Guide and Application Advice

Then complete the Online Application, carefully following the instructions.

ATI will follow up on your application directly.