ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS Level 5 Diploma - Evening
- Level 5
- Higher Education
- Newry Campus
- Portadown Campus
- Accounting Technicians Ireland
The Accounting Technicians Level 5 Diploma is a comprehensive programme designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in accounting and finance. This diploma focuses on providing students with a solid foundation in accounting principles, financial analysis, and business management techniques.
Throughout the course, students will develop a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts and practices of accounting. They will study topics such as financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, and taxation. Students will learn to prepare financial statements, analyse financial data, and interpret accounting information to support decision-making processes.
In addition to accounting-specific knowledge, the programme also covers business management concepts. Students will gain an understanding of business management and law and will develop effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders and contribute to the success of an organisation.
Year 1 modules are Financial Accounting, Taxation, Business Law and Business Management and require attendance two evenings per week (7 hours in College). In addition to attending these sessions, students will also be required to complete a total of 6 hours of individual home study per week. Upon successful completion of year 1 modules, students will be awarded a Level 4 qualification which is a Certificate in Accounting Technicians Ireland.
Subject to enrolments year 2 is also offered as an evening programme where students will complete four modules (subject to timetable change). Progression to year 2 is subject to students completing 2 practical modules and 1 theoretical module. If enrolments for evening classes are not fulfilled students may be offered the opportunity to move to the day course.
In addition to achieving the 8 modules to complete the qualification, Accounting Technicians Ireland ask that students demonstrate that they have 2 years relevant work experience, which they will verify.
Teaching is delivered by experienced academic staff who have extensive knowledge of delivering on ATI qualifications and professionals who are currently employed in the accounting profession.
It is possible for students to undertake this course per module. Minimum of one module per year to a maximum of four.
The over-riding consideration in admitting applicants to this course, is evidence that the learner is likely to be able to complete the course satisfactorily.
Attendance at Individual or Group Pre-Entry Advice Sessions (IPEAS and GPEAS) may be required. These interviews may take place either on campus, via telephone or video call (Microsoft teams) and will play an important role in place allocation.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July 2024.
- Applicants must have attained a minimum of 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Levels.
- Applicants must have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English Language. For entry to this programme, applicants should have attained a C grade in GCSE English language and a C grade in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) or Accounting Essential Skills Level 2.
- Applicants aged over 21, should have relevant work experience or a recommendation from their employer.
- It is beneficial if applicants are working in or working towards a role in finance.
- While not essential, it is desirable that applicants have completed a computerised bookkeeping award or a level 3 certificate in accounting.
- An interview will play an integral role in offers of places on this course.
- Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally assessed, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy.
Please note that applicants progressing to higher education courses at Level 4 and above in the College or UK Universities may require a specific GCSE/ A-Level profile. In some cases, the Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy may not be a suitable alternative to a GCSE. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.
Year 1 Modules
- Financial Accounting (must pass before progressing to Year 2)
- Taxation (must pass before progressing to Year 2)
- Business Management
- Business Law
Students will be assessed by external examination for each module hosted by Accounts Technician Ireland.
Where the exam/awarding body fee is listed as TBC in the full fee breakdown, the information has not yet been released by our partner awarding bodies for 24/25. This fee will be updated as soon as it becomes available.
Fees for this course are charged per module. For fee information please contact FacultyPRSE@src.ac.uk or call 028 3025 9683.
Fees displayed for each course represent fees to be charged for year 1 of each programme. Please note that fees may increase in year 2 or 3 of the course. Read more in our Fees Policy at https://www.src.ac.uk/about-us...
On successful completion of this course you may continue your studies at SRC by completing a Level 6 Accounting Technology Honours Degree.
Students can also pursue a professional accountancy qualification.
The course is structured to maximise exemptions with leading professional bodies such as our partner, Chartered Accountants Ireland; the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA); the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA); and the Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants (IIPA).
ATI's Diploma for Accounting Technicians (Course ID 24131) has been registered by the Construction Industry Training Board NI (CITB NI) for grant.
Upon successful completion of the Accounting Technicians Level 5 Diploma, graduates will be well-prepared for entry-level to intermediate positions in accounting and finance. They may find employment as accounting technicians, bookkeepers, accounts assistants, or financial analysts in various industries and organisations.
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