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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
    28 Aug 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: 28/08/2023

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

If you are an individual based in NI that needs to upskill

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Business Law
  • Taxation
  • Financial Data Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Management Accounting
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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.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required


Access NI Check


Attendance at Information Session


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.

Career Prospects

This course provides a pathway to a career in Accountancy.


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    My course enabled me to explore so many different aspects of Art & Design that I would not have had the opportunity to do if I had followed the traditional A-Level route.
    Chelsea O’Kane (Art & Design)
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    I passed my Essential Skills in English after taking a community course with NWRC, through the Roe Valley Residents Association. The class was very relaxed and I had a brilliant tutor in Conal McNickle. I would highly recommend taking a class at your local community hub, and I’m now considering further learning with the College.
    Kathryn Morgan (Limavady)
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