The Purpose of this module:
The module is designed to provide the learner with understanding, knowledge and practical skills required to understand the basics of finance and how money works.
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this FETAC certified course is detailed and easy to read. If students require extra time to complete the course they can apply for an extension.
Topics covered include:
Preferred entry level:
Programme Entry Requirements:
If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
Progression to further Studies:
This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. You can use this credit towards completing a major award in any of the following Major awards:
This course is assessed through a combination of assignments and a supervised exam. Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment.
Examination:The candidates will take a theory examination that will assess the candidates’ ability to recall and apply theory and understanding, requiring responses to a range of question types, short answer and structured. Exam duration – 1.5hrs.
The format of the examination will be as follows:
Section A – 7 short questions.
Candidates are required to answer 7 (5 marks each). Students will be asked to answer a range of definitions, do some short calculations or draw a diagram based on the course content.
Section B – 2 structured questions.
Candidates are required to answer 2 (12.5 marks each).
Students may be asked to do a final accounts question, do some cost and management calculations, do some business structure questions or performed some performance related calculations in relation to funding and gearing profile.
1. Students will be given a Trading, Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet or cashflow statement for a Company and be asked to calculate and comment on a series of ratios to assess the financial performance of the Company.
2. Students may then be asked to do any or all of the following:
This QQI Finance 6N4165 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.