Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy

Start your career in accountancy through a practical, fully funded route to a Level 5 Diploma for Northern Ireland.

Become a Higher-level Apprentice

As a Higher Level Apprentice you will undertake a two-year work contract with an employer in industry, practice or the public sector.

Once you successfully complete all of our exams and your two years' work experience, you will receive the ATI Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians (Qualification number 600/0170/0).

You will work four days a week with your employer and study one day a week with one of our Partner Colleges.

College tuition is fully funded - you pay no fees.

The programme provides a real alternative to university and is perfect for students who prefer practical learning to full-time education.

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"Our partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College has helped attract smart, enthusiastic and engaged people into our business."

Nigel Harra

Nigel Harra is Senior Partner at BDO Northern Ireland

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About the HLA

The Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy is a work-based learning programme leading to a Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians. It is increasingly seen as a viable alternative to the college route for school-leavers seeking to embark on a professional career.

Participating Colleges

The Higher Level Apprenticeship is delivered through all six of our partner colleges in Northern Ireland. Choose a college near you.

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Learning and Assessments

About ATI

We supply the jobs market with skilled and experienced graduates who are capable of carrying out all kinds of finance roles in industry, practice and the public sector.

We do this by ensuring our qualifications are based on the specific skillsets employers require in their accounting technicians, and by providing our members with lifelong learning opportunities throughout their career.

Our qualification combines professional examinations and assessments with practical work experience. We provide our members with lifelong support throughout their career as an Accounting Technician.

Graduates can further progress their career in accountancy by going on to study with Chartered Accountants Ireland, or a range of other professional accountancy bodies and higher education institutes.

Be sure to check out our other great study options. We offer Full-time & Part-time Accounting Technician courses, as well as Online courses.

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