Course Description

Finance QQI Level 6 Online via Zoom

Forus Training

Progress your career by studying Finance with Forus Training’s Level 6 course which is starting on August 3rd 2022 for €380.


This 8 week course is for those looking to gain the knowledge, skill and competence in the principles and practice of financial planning, reporting and analysis within an organisation.


You can also start the course TODAY with our Self Paced option! Click here for more information.

Throughout this course, you will…


  • Investigate the external environment and regulatory framework with regard to financial reporting within which organisations operate and the types of financial statements organisations are required to produce,
  • Analyse financial statements in the context of non-financial to include a rationale for conclusions drawn,
  • Evaluate a range of financial statements using ratio analysis drawing appropriate conclusions,
  • Evaluate the role and value of budgeting to include the different types of budgets appropriate for use within different contexts,
  • Interpret budgeting data and cash flow projections to establish a rationale for planning and decision making purposes,
  • Utilise marginal and absorption costing statements to include an analysis of their application in making key management decisions, and a schedule of the differences between both methods,
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of cost classification to include the differences between the different cost behaviors as they react to changes in activity levels,
  • Price products and services to include an analysis of margin and mark up and the importance of the time value of money,
  • Apply Cost Volume Profit analysis to include the calculation, illustration and interpretion of the breakeven point, margin of safety, and contribution per unit for an organisation,
  • Assess different methods of investment appraisal to include a determination of whether or not investments should proceed,
  • Calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR)s,
  • Assess the difference between cash flow and profit and the relevance of cash flow to capital investment appraisal,
  • Schedule the uses and sources of short term, medium term and long term funding with reference to financial credit facilities, Return on Investment (ROI), and legal requirements.



This course is assessed in the following ways:

  • Examination – Theory 60%
  • Assignment 40%


Why Forus Training?

At Forus Training, we have many different supports available for your learning:

  • Learners have access to a Learning Management System (LMS). You will be given an account and a full induction on how the course works and how to access all available resources. The LMS includes all session slideshows and related quizzes, and extra course material (where applicable),
  • We also offer a Learner Pack (optional extra with Self Paced) which includes a letter introducing the trainer, the assessment brief, a learner record document, printed LMS slideshows for reference, and accompanying manual / notes to support further learning,
  • Live tutorial sessions are held via Zoom. Our trainers are skilled and experienced in making live sessions engaging and interactive. All tutorials are recorded so that you can go back and re-watch which is especially useful when working on assessments,
  • Other course providers tend to not offer continued support to their learners. Our trainers open numerous doors to our learners. These include opportunities for discussion and feedback, and opportunities to bring up areas that need further assistance or support. They also offer additional education and learning activities, assessment support, opportunities to submit drafts, and meetings before or after class to answer queries that cannot be covered in the session (by appointment).


Click here for more information on studying Finance with Forus Training!

Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Code 6N4165
College Name Forus Training
Course Category Business, Finance
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Level 6 Higher Certificate
Course Location Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Start Date 3rd August 2022
Course End Date 21st September 2022
Course Fee 380
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times The course is accessible online, with a mixture of virtual sessions and self directed learning. Tutor support is provided throughout the course.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Finance
Entry Requirements This course is open to anyone interested in doing it provided you fulfil some or one of the following criteria: Have completed the Leaving Certificate, and/or You may also be eligible if you have relevant life and work experience, in this case you may need to speak to the tutor and discuss your previous work experience or furnish the tutor with a CV and work references.
Career Path This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study in the area of Business / Management. Students who successfully complete this Major Award can also use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
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