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Is our flexible ATI Online programme for you?

You can register directly via our portal. The new academic term starts on Tuesday 21st September with a virtual orientation and classes commence on Tuesday 28th September.

Registrations close on Friday 15th October.

Are you studying with a partner college?

Once you have secured your place first with the college of your choice, you can then complete your registration here. You will need to register with ATI directly, in addition to your college, in order to book your exams and order course textbooks.

Registrations close on Friday 15th October.

If you’re a continuing student…

Welcome back! Following your Year 1 exam results released in July, you will be able to register for Year 2 in your student TouchPoint.  

Are you looking for our Apprenticeship programme?

Entry to the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is application and interview-based. Applications for the September 2021 intake are now closed. We'll be opening applications for the January 2022 intake shortly. Find more information here.

All you need to know

What qualifications do you offer?

We offer 3 qualifications: The Certificate for Accounting Technicians; the Diploma for Accounting Technicians; and the Advanced Certificate in Accounting.

The Certificate is a Level 4 Certificate Award accredited by CCEA and is attained after the successful completion of four modules in Year 1.

Following that, most students will progress to Year 2 to complete the Level 5 Diploma accredited by CCEA for Accounting Technicians. This equates to a Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualification. Upon graduating, Diploma students are then eligible to join as a Full Member of Accounting Technicians Ireland.

If you are looking to start a career in accounting, or already work in an accounting or finance related role and wish to obtain a formal qualification, then the Diploma is suited to you. Our Diploma programme can be studied for online, with a partner college, or through the Higher-Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy (Northern Ireland only).

The Advanced Certificate in Accounting which is a Level 6 QQI award is conferred on students who successfully completed two years of the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship is a practical, work-based learning programme whereby apprentices work with their employer four days a week and study one day a week with a local college during the academic term.

What study options are available?

The Diploma for Accounting Technicians can be studied for completely online or else with one of our local partner colleges based all over Ireland who run day-time and/or evening courses.

Our ATI Online programme is our most flexible study option, designed so you can study when and where suits you. Tutorials are released at the start of each week for you to work through at your own pace and there are also weekly live check-in sessions with your tutor and peers. From a busy student chat forum to a dedicated revision hub, you'll be supported every step of the way.

If you are looking for a friendly and relaxed learning experience, our partner colleges offer the Diploma with daytime and evening classes. If this is the route for you, we recommend to secure your place with your college first and then register with us to book your exams and order your course material.

The Apprenticeship is a 'work, earn and learn' pathway whereby successful applicants study at their local partner college one day a week during the academic term time and work with their employer for the rest of the week. If this is of interest to you, then please reach out to our Apprenticeship team to find out more: apprenticeship@accountingtechniciansireland.ie

How much does it cost?

A full breakdown of our ATI Online programme fees can be found in our ‘Fees and Financial Assistance’ section on our website. If you enroll with our online programme, you will pay both the professional fee and tuition fee directly to ATI.

If you are studying with one of our partner colleges, you pay your tuition fees to them upon registration. Tuition fees vary depending on the college so it is best to confirm with your preferred college.

Once you have secured your place, you can then register with us where you will be asked to pay a professional fee of €760 euro which includes the registration fee, your exams and course textbooks.

We offer a stepped payment plan for all fees whereby you can pay in three instalments. A breakdown of the plan is available on our ‘Fees and Financial Assistance’ section.

If your employer is covering the cost of your professional and/or tuition fees, we ask that you register via our website up until the point of payment and then notify us by emailing info@accountingtechniciansireland.ie whereby we can raise an invoice for you to send to your employer.

Do you have any entry requirements?

From recent graduates, to career-changers, to people wishing to return to work, we pride ourselves on our diverse student and member body based across the island of Ireland and internationally.

If you are 21 years of age and over, you can register directly. We accept people who have experience working in finance and accounting and are seeking a professional qualification, as well as those who have no study or work background in accounting but are looking to open a new career path for themselves.

If you are under 21 years of age, we ask that applicants have a Leaving Certificate with pass grades in either of the following:

- Five ordinary level subjects incl. an O5 in English & Maths/Accountancy
- Two ordinary level & two higher level subjects incl. an O5 in English & Maths/Accountancy

If you are on Applied Leaving Certificate applicant, please contact: students@accountingtechniciansireland.ie | +353 (0)1 649 8180.

School-leavers in Northern Ireland should have obtained one A-Level or two AS-Levels. Students should also have grades in English and at least one subject from Maths or Accountancy not lower than grade C at GCSE level.

Prior Learning may 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.

Entry requirements differ slightly for our apprenticeship programme. For more information, please contact: apprenticeship@accountingtechniciansireland.ie | +353 (0)1 6498191.

What exemptions do you offer?

If you have already completed a related programme, you may be entitled to exemptions from some or all of our First Year modules.

Requests for exemptions are assessed on a case-by-case basis and are only offered on qualifications attained within the last six years.

You must apply for your exemptions during the online registration process whereby it will be reviewed by our Education Team. Please note, we cannot accept requests for exemptions once you have completed your registration.

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