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Registration for our January 2021 programmes is now open.

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Our ATI Online Programme will kick-off on Tuesday, 5th January with an evening virtual orientation session and classes will commence from the week of the 11th. Registrations are open until the 29th of January, however, to ensure you receive your course textbooks in time for class, we advise registering at your earliest convenience.

If you are a continuing student with us, you can register directly via your TouchPoint portal.

Registrations for our September 2020 ATI Online programme will close on Friday, 23rd October. Registrations for students who are studying with one of our partner colleges this autumn, and have secured their place directly with their college, are open until November.

All you need to know

What qualifications do you offer?

The ATI Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians is recognised as the leading qualification for accounting technicians on the island of Ireland. It's a two-year programme which can be studied online, or else with one of our partner colleges.

The Diploma is a Level 5 Award in the UK and Northern Ireland, which can be equated with Level 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) in the Republic of Ireland. It is awarded on the successful completion of all Year 1 and Year 2 modules and two years relevant work experience.

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.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a practical, work-based learning programme which takes place over two years. Apprentices work with their employer four days a week and study one day a week with a local college during the academic term.

Apprentices are paid a salary and their college tuition is fully funded. The Republic of Ireland programme leads to a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Accounting. The Northern Ireland programme, the Higher-Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy, results in the ATI Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians. Both Apprenticeships have a competitive application process as applicants are matched with local employers.

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 more social classroom-based 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 phased 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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