How do I become an Accounting Technician?

How do I become an Accounting Technician?

Here at Accounting Technicians Ireland, our qualifications are open to anyone of any age, and from any discipline. It is never too late to begin your career in accounting. We offer four different study options; Full-time, Part-time, Online and an Apprenticeship. Each qualification combines professional exams with practical work experience, allowing you to gain a thorough understanding of the role of an accounting technician.


Our Accounting Technician Apprenticeship offers you a unique, practical way to pursue a career in accountancy. Apprentices work four days a week and study with the local college one day a week. They are put on a two-year contract and paid a minimum salary of €19,890 per annum, with college fees fully paid for by SOLAS. Upon completion of our programme, apprentices will gain a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Accounting. Applications are still open for our next intake, which will commence in January 2021.


ATI online offers you the chance to gain a professional qualification from the comfort of your own home, or even abroad. You can study at your own pace and still give time to work and other commitments. This course is aimed at busy professionals, those who work from home or people who run small businesses and do not have time to go into college weekly. Our online courses commence twice a year, in September and in January. We offer virtual tutorials, lectures, student forums and subject assessments, ensuring you still get the full experience as full or part-time students would get. Applications are still open for our next intake, which will commence in January 2021.


Are you looking to gain a professional qualification, and can attend college on a daily basis? If yes, then our full-time course is the one for you. This course is aimed at school-leavers and is available through a number of our Partner Colleges. Our Partner Colleges include Institutes of Technology, Education & Training Boards, Colleges NI, and leading private colleges. The full-time course usually runs over four weekdays.



Our part-time courses usually take place twice weekly, in the evenings. This course would suit someone in full-time employment looking to upskill or gain a professional qualification.

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