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Colaiste Ide Accounting Technician

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 6

Course Aim

This course is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in Accounting Finance. 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 functionsin management, marketing and law. Learners are schooled in the modern accounting practices, which qualifies them as professional Accounting Technicians.

Course Content

Accounting Technician Ireland, Year 1 (Certificate)

» Financial Accounting,
» Taxation, Law and Ethics,
» Business Management,
» Work Experience
» (QQI/FETAC Level 5 minor award)

Accounting Technician Ireland, Year 2 (Diploma)

» Advanced Financial Accounting,
» Advanced Taxation,
» Management Accounting,
» Financial Data Management

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)

At the end of their two years of study and having complied with all the requirements of Accounting Technicians Ireland, students will be awarded the Certificate MATI (Members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland).


Students will acquire the skills and qualifications necessary to take up employment in the following areas: Accounts Assistant, Payroll Manager, Audit Associate, Financial Accounting Assistant, General Ledger Accountant, Internal Audit. Those who are both interested and suitably qualified may proceed (with exemptions) to qualify as Chartered Accountants, or pursue a career in taxation. Upon successful completion of Year 2, graduates may transfer to the third year of a Business Degree in Technological Universities.


  • Leaving Certificate with Pass Grade in 5 Ordinary Level subjects (including 05 in English + either Maths or Accountancy) or Pass Grades in 2 Ordinary level subjects together with 2 Pass Grades at Higher Level (Pass Grades to include a minimum of 05 in English + either Maths or Accountancy).
  • Mature students over the age of 21 do not need leaving certificate results and will be assessed on an interview basis.
  • Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants (you are over 21 and will be in receipt of a social welfare payment for minimum 6 months by September)

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