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Accounting Technicians - Level 4 Certificate (Accounting Technicians Ireland - ATI)

Start Date: 19th September 2022
Code: YHPX1534A1

  • Higher Education
  • Part-Time
  • Ballymena
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. Applications for 2023/24 will open in January 2023.


Duration: 1 Year Online
Start date: 19th September 2022
End date: 30th May 2023
Day: Mon (online) Tue (online)
Time: 18:00-21:00
Information Event: Yes

Fee for 2022/2023 Academic Year:

Please note there are additional fees that must be paid directly to ATI for registration, books and exams.  For more details visit ATI website.

Course Content

Accounting Technicians Ireland provides an accounting qualification that is recognised by industry as one of the leading accounting qualifications in Ireland. Certificate modules provide students with the key skills which are required in a business/finance environment.

You will study 4 modules:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Business Management

As part of the ATI qualification, you will have the opportunity to gain a Certificate of Completion in Excel.

Please note this course may be delivered fully online in September. More information will be provided at an interview/information session.

ATI offer exemptions in Level 4 Certificate. If you think you are eligible for exemptions, you will need to contact ATI directly.

To progress into Level 5 Diploma, students will need to pass Financial Accounting, Taxation and either Business Law or Business Management (3 out of 4 modules)

This qualification includes an element of work experience, which can be completed either during or after the two years of study.

Course Aims

Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work at all levels of finance. They can work in all types of organisations and are widely employed throughout the public sector, industry and commerce and in private accounting practices.

Special Features

The syllabus has been carefully designed to equip graduates with an array of transferable business skills, as well as technical skills for finance and accountancy practice. Ultimately, the qualification increases employment opportunities for a broad range of accounting and finance roles and could enable you to progress to senior financial management at a later stage in your career.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is 100% exam based with an online exam for each module to be undertaken in June. Students register for exams via the ATI online portal.

Course Update

Please note that due to ongoing major campus construction projects courses at Ballymena, Coleraine and Ballymoney may be relocated to alternative suitable locations as required.

Students from Northern Ireland should possess:

• Either 1 A-level or 2 AS-levels

• With grades in English, and Maths or Accounting, no lower than Grade C at GCSE level

If you are over 21 years of age but don’t possess the minimum educational requirements, you can still register as a mature learner, based on age and experience.

Prior Learning may also provide an entry route for applicants who do not meet any of the above criteria. Those who have successfully completed a nationally recognised qualification such as a QQI award in the Republic of Ireland, or QCA and BTEC National Diploma in Northern Ireland, may be eligible to register.

Students from Republic of Ireland should possess one of the following:

• 5 Ordinary level Leaving Certificate grades (including an O6 in English, and Maths or Accounting)

• 2 Higher level and 2 Ordinary Leaving Certificate grades (including an O6 in English, and Maths or Accounting)

Upon successful completion, as an accounting technician you may apply to work for many types of organisations such as banks, insurance companies, accountancy firms or local government, or you many continue your studies on the Level 5 Diploma in Accounting Technicians.