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The level 5 Diploma course is the first step on your journey to a new and rewarding career as an Accounting Technician. In your first year the level 4 Certificate prepares you to carry out basic accounting tasks in the workplace. Successful completion of the level 4 certificate will advance you to the level 5 Diploma to further your accountancy studies. The HLA at Erne campus is subject to approval.
Level 4 will provide you with a solid grounding in business as well as a strong foundation
in accountancy and taxation, together with an introduction to business and company law.
By advancing to the Level 5 you will progress your studies in Financial Accounting and
Taxation and gain a good foundation in Management Accounting, while also developing relevant practical skills in using electronic accounting systems.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and meet the minimum entry criteria set by the awarding body, Accounting Technicians Ireland, which is:
A minimum of Grade B Maths and C English at GCSE
96 UCAS Points
Mature learners who have reached over 21 years but not possess the minimum educational requirements, can apply based on experience and recommendation from employer.
Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress onto Accountancy Ireland Level 5 Diploma (HLA)
Employment is an integral part of this course, providing students with on-the-job
training that provides valuable employability skills for their future career. Upon successful
interview, you will be placed with a company for four days a week while attending college one day a week for the duration of this course.
Students who gain a place on this course must also register as a student member of Accounting Technicians Ireland. *The fees quoted are payable for each year.
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Total Annual Fee FREE
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IAB Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping and Accounting
Accounting Technicians Ireland Level 4 Certificate for Accounting Technicians (ATI)