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Pathway to Accounting | PWAX

Course Overview

This course will provide you with an introductory understanding of financial accounting, bookkeeping and payroll skills.  You will gain a broad knowledge and practical experience across different accounting disciplines.  In addition, modules in communications,       e-business and work experience will support progression to apprenticeship.  On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Major Award in eBusiness.


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Typical Modules

eBusiness Studies
Work Experience
Accounting Manual & Computerised
Payroll Manual & Computerised
Database Methods
Spreadsheet Methods
Business Law
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of grade D in any five subjects in the Junior Certificate or equivalent. However, higher educational qualifications and other requirements may be sought by employers.

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • Mature students

Graduates may progress to apprenticeships in Accounting Technician, Insurance Practice and International Finance Services Specialist.


This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.