Registration for September 2020 now open!

We are happy to announce the launch of registration for new student for September 2020 via our Online Registration Facility.  Continuing students can register via their TouchPoint account from July 2020.  Before you get started, there are some important decisions to make such as which study option to go for and where to study.  Below we have outlined all the options available to you along with important information regarding entry requirements, exemptions and fees.  Please take the time to read through this information carefully ahead of completing your registration.

Note, the closing date for registration is October 30, 2020.  However, to ensure that you receive your Course Materials in good time for class, it is advisable to register before classes commence in September.

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Study Options

People can be motivated to become an Accounting Technician for very different reasons, and can come from very different backgrounds. To make our qualification as accessible as possible, there are 4 different study options to choose from - Full-Time, Part-Time, Online and Apprenticeship. Each one has its own set of advantages - find out which one is best for you!

Partner Colleges

In addition to registering with us, you must also enrol with your chosen college for tuition.  We have 60 Partner Colleges across the island of Ireland delivering our programmes and supporting students as they work towards our qualifications.

These include Education & Training Boards (ETBs), Institutes of Technology, Colleges NI and leading private colleges.

Tuition Fees, enrolment dates and procedures vary so you should contact any college you are interested in studying with for further information.  They often host open days to showcase our qualifications and their campuses.

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Entry Requirements

Accounting Technicians Ireland’s qualification is open to students from all walks of life.  It is a versatile qualification, which means we have a diverse body of students and members all over the island.

Below are the minimum entry requirements to be eligible to study with us. 

Mature learners who have reached 21 years of age by the registration deadline but do not possess the minimum educational requirements, may still apply to do the course based on age and experience.

School-leavers in the Republic of Ireland should have a Leaving Certificate with pass grades in:

  • Five ordinary level subjects (including an O5 in English and Maths/Accountancy.) OR
  • Two ordinary level and two higher level subjects (including an O5 in English and Maths/Accountancy.) OR
  • Applied Leaving Certificate applicants should contact the Student Services Team on (01) 649 8180 for further information

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 further information please contact or phone us on (01) 6498191


If you have already completed a related programme, or a relevant Irish honours degree within the last 6 years, you may be entitled to exemptions from some or all of our First Year modules.

You must apply for your exemptions during the online registration process. Find out more

Fees & Financial Assistance

In addition to paying tuition fees to your chosen college, all students pay professional fees to Accounting Technicians Ireland.  Professional fees cover Registration, Exam Fees, Course Materials (textbooks and online tutorials) and other supports.

If you study directly with Accounting Technicians Ireland’s Online or Academy programmes, your tuition fees are payable to ATI directly.  This covers lectures, recorded lectures and additional supports.

We offer a stepped payment facility that allows you to spread the cost of your fees over three instalments.  This facility is only available to students who register online before October 30, 2020 using a debit/credit card.

For full details of our fees and financial assistance please click here

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