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Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy

Course Code: C4076
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 11 Sep 17
End Date: 26 May 18
Time: 09:00-17:00
Day of Week: Thursday

This Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy is a two year work-based programme which enables you to ‘earn while you learn’.

You will be employed in an accountancy practice for two years while studying one day a week to gain a nationally recognised professional accounting qualification – Accounting Technicians Ireland Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians.

It is equivalent to a foundation degree programme and is also recognised by Chartered Accountancy bodies who will award subject exemptions in professional exams.

You will gain professional knowledge in both financial and management accounting along with practical skills and relevant work experience in the workplace which will open new career opportunities for you.

This apprenticeship is a new and attractive alternative route to a career in Accounting and Finance. 

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful apprentices will be registered and subsequently become full members of Accounting Technicians Ireland. Opportunities will then exist to progress to full Chartered Accountancy status through Chartered Accountants Ireland professional Level 7 programme.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are pre-defined by the Colleges admission criteria.

When you submit your application it will be forwarded to participating accountancy employers who manage the recruitment process.

As a guide, you should expect to have:

  • A minimum of 96 tariff points (UCAS New tariff points for entry to Higher Education 2017) from any Level 3 subjects; or a minimum of MMM profile on Extended Diploma in Business and Finance or related area.
  • You should also have minimum Grade B in both GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.

Note, each employer reserves the right to either enhance or reduce these entry requirements. 

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.



All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

028 9026 5144 or email: [email protected]