Study business and accounting at Galway Community College Further Education

Earning a qualification in business will allow you to learn a skill that can be used in all careers. Galway Community College offers QQI accredited courses in business and accounting at both Level 5 and 6. There are many opportunities arising from this vocational area, one of which to study to become an accountant which can open many doors into employment and higher education in Ireland and abroad.

Accountants are in huge demand in Ireland as the economy soars, and according to, 95 per cent have a third level qualification in this profession. The business courses offered in GCC help students to develop skills in accounting and financial management, while improving crucial communication and presentation skills through learning with key IT programmes and techniques.

GCC's business and accounting courses help the student to understand the latest software applications and to apply their learning in practical work placement through the academic year. These work placements offer many advantages to students — they gain valuable work-based skills and develop interpersonal skills and confidence. Gaining a reference through placement can improve overall employability in the future. This year GCC students participated in Erasmus, completing their work placements in Malaga and Portugal, all fully funded by Leargas, Ireland.

An alternative to direct employment, students can also progress to Level 7 and 8 undergraduate business or accounting and finance programmes nationwide, via the CAO (Central Applications Office ) process. With the possibility of achieving 390 CAO points from completing a course in Galway Community College, progression to higher education institutes becomes a reality for participating students. Studying at Level 6 allows GCC students advanced entry directly into the second year of some ATU Galway programmes. The college maintains strong links with University of Galway and ATU, with their access officers providing informative talks on progression in GCC.

The option of studying a further education course is now attractive to school leavers and those hoping to upskill in their preferred career path, the costs involved are low in comparison to going to college. The registration fee for a full-time course is €175, all courses are recognised for SUSI and BTEA funding applications.

Apply online at Centrally located at Moneengeisha Junction, with loads of facilities and supports, GCC is the place for you.

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