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Accounting Technician (ATI)

Accounting Technician (ATI)

Year 1 and Year 2


Learners are taught key accounting concepts, principles of accounting and the knowledge and skills required to understand personal and business taxation regulations. They will gain an understanding of core business functions in management, marketing and law.

Learners are schooled in the modern accounting practices, which qualifies them as professional Accounting Technicians.

Entry Requirements

•    Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level or four passes of which two must be in higher level papers. These subjects must include English and Mathematics or Accountancy, or
•    QQI/FETAC Level 5 award, or
•    Others, including mature students are assessed individually, and
•    Personal interview

Principal Area of Study

Accounting Technician, Year 1 (Certificate)
Financial Accounting, Taxation, Law and Ethics, Business Management, Work Experience (QQI/FETAC Level 5 minor award)
Accounting Technician, Year 2 (Diploma)
Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Taxation, Management Accounting, Integrated Accounting Systems
Note: The Accounting Technician Qualification Ireland is divided into two parts, each of which is a qualification in its own right: Certificate for Accounting Technicians (1 Year); Diploma for Accounting Technicians (2 Years)


QQI, (ATI) Accounting Technicians Ireland

Career Opportunities and Progression

Students will acquire the skills and qualifications necessary to take up employment in the following areas: Assistant accountant, accountant, accounts administrator, credit controller, stock controller and banking. Those who are both interested and suitably qualified may proceed (with exemptions) to qualify as accountants, or pursue a career in taxation.


Upon successful completion of Year 2, graduates may also upgrade to the third year of a Business Degree in Institutes of Technology.


2 years

Course Code: 

3111 / 3121