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

Start Date: 18th September 2023
Code: YHPN1534A1


Duration: 1 Year Online
Start date: 18th September 2023
End date: 24th May 2024
Day: Multiple Days (online)
Time: 18:00-21:00
Information Event: Yes

Course fees for each year.

  Year 1 Total Fee
Fee £350 £350
Reduced Fee £175 £175

Additional fees: 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 will 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.

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.

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 as well as accountancy firms.

Special Features

All applicants will be required to attend an online information session.

The college will send out invitations to applicants, to attend the information session, which will be held via Teams.

It is planned that the online information sessions will be held on the following dates:

Thursday 2 March 2023 @ 7.00pm
Thursday 30 March 2023 @ 7.00pm
Thursday 27 April 2023 @ 7.00pm
Thursday 25 May 2023 @ 7.00pm
Thursday 29 June 2023 @ 7.00pm
Thursday 31 August 2023 @ 7.00pm
Thursday 7 September 2023 @ 7.00pm

Assessment Methods

Assessment is 100% exam based with an online exam for each module to be undertaken in May/June 2024. Students will have the opportunity to resit modules in August 2024.  Students register for exams via the ATI online portal.

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)

In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to select candidates from those achieving the highest grades.

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.



This course is also available in other NRC campuses.