The Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification is divided into two parts, each of which is a qualification in its own right.
Certificate for Accounting Technicians (achieved after successful completion of Year 1’s 4 subjects)
Diploma for Accounting Technicians (achieved after successful completion of Year 2’s 4 subjects + 2 years’ work experience)
Each part is a separate qualification.
Both awards are designed to address the strong market need in all Irish sectors for qualified Accounting Technician professionals, and also to support the continuing development of those already employed.
In order to progress to Year 2, at least three Year 1 subjects (to include both Financial Accounting and Taxation) must be successfully completed (or be exempted from). It is not possible to commence Year 2 without meeting this criterion.