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Accountancy (Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship)


Course Overview

This programme enables employees to undertake a Level 5 Diploma For Accounting Technicians. This is a two-year employment focussed training and education programme. The programme is divided into four modules per year with an additional work practice module also to be completed each year. Exams for the modules are invigilated online exams in June each year. The programme is delivered part time day release one day each week with the other 4 days working with a Northern Irish employer. Graduates benefit from formal workplace and academic mentoring, with two-years work experience gained in a real business environment, whilst gaining highly transferable skills. This course is open to career-changers, school-leavers, recent graduates and mature learners in Northern Ireland, exploring a career in accounting through applied learning. It is also open to current employees with a Northern Ireland based company, moving into a new job role and who wish to upskill.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship Accountancy
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

96 UCAS Tariff Points plus a minimum Grade B in GCSE Mathematics and Grade C in English.Applicants who are 21 years of age upon registration but do not possess the necessary minimum educational requirements may still gain entry based on experience and qualifications.

ROI Requirements

ILC - 96 UCAS Points plus a Grade O3 in Maths and Grade 04 in English. Applicants who are 21 years of age upon registration but do not possess the necessary minimum educational requirements may still gain entry based on experience and qualifications.

Work Placement

You will need to be in employment or about to take up employment in a company relevant to your chosen profession. You can be an existing employee upskilling and moving to a new job role or a newly recruited employee taking up a permanent contract of employment.

What's Next?

Further Study

If pathways to HLA level 6 - 7 studies exist then participants may wish to consider continuing their progression as a Higher Level Apprentice. Graduates can use their qualification as a stepping stone to Higher-Level Professional Accounting, Taxation or Degree Programmes. Graduates from this programme can benefit from exemptions offered by all of the main accountancy bodies: - Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) -Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) -Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA) -Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) - Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) There is also the opportunity to transfer to the penultimate or final year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance from the following higher education institutions: Athlone Institute of Technology -Cork Institute of Technology -Dublin Business School -Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology -Institute of Public Administration -Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) -Sligo Institute of Technology -Waterford Institute of Technology.


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    My Apprenticeship is so varied. One day I'm fixing things, putting flanges and pipes together, and the next day I'm doing something completely different such as changing drives.
    Jack McLaughlin
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