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Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy

Course Code: C4076
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
25 May 19
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. 

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

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at
When you submit your application it will be forwarded to participating accountancy employers who will manage recruitment through their own selection processes.

As a guide, you should expect to have:
• A minimum of 96 tariff points (UCAS New tariff points for entry to Higher Education) 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.
• Each employer reserves the right to enhance these entry requirements.
• This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.




All fees associated with this programmes accredited delivery qualification are sponsored by DfE Higher Level Apprenticeships NI

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Leonie Power, Tel: 028 9026 5144 or email: [email protected]