Higher Certificate in Accounting SE424

  • NFQ Level 6
  • SE424
  • 200
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Accounting identifies, measures and communicates economic information to the managers/owners of a business. It facilitates informed judgements and decisions about the resources and activities of the business. Accounting is an important part of any organisation.

Course Structure

This two-year course will equip students with a foundation level of competence in accountancy and tax and business skills. Modules include:Financial Accounting, Quantitative Techniques, Information Technology, Economics, Management, Business Law, Taxation and Financial Management. The broad foundation base also enables students to pursue further studies in business or accounting.

Is this course for you?

  • Are you interested in pursuing an accounting career or a business career with a strong accounting flavour?
  • Are you comfortable with Mathematics and English as subjects in your academic career so far?
  • If the answer to the above is yes and you have yet to make up your mind whether you would like to continue your studies beyond two years, then this is the course for you.

Special Features:

  • Higher Certificate in Accounting (Level 6) graduates develop practical IT skills that are
    required in many modern businesses. This programme encourages the development of
    graduate attributes such as upholding professional standards, ethical behaviour, self motivation and also the development of transferable skills in areas such as communication, analytical problem-solving, attention to detail, multi-tasking and time management.
  • Graduates from this programme are equipped to work in the accounting & finance departments of various organisations. In addition to being competent in applying accounting, tax and business skills necessary for routine accounting functions, they are capable of working as part of a team in a structured, supervised business scenario. The majority of graduates from the Higher Certificate in Accounting progress to further study on level 7 or level 8 accounting or business programmes. Exemptions from Accounting Institutes examinations depend on the policies of individual Institutes.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates can progress to Year 3 of Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Accounting. Graduates can also choose to take further studies in business and progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) and choose a specialist area from one of the following options:

  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

At certificate level, graduates can expect to work in accounting positions in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, financial services and the public sector.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 5O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Tracy Byrne
ACMA, CGMA, MSc Finance
E: tracy.byrne@setu.ie