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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS Level 5 Diploma - Business Management

Accounting Technicians Ireland Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians EV-N Yr 1 Modules

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Level 4
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Newry Campus


This qualification has been designed primarily for those who wish to work as Accounting Technicians. The aim of the qualification is to provide the knowledge, skills and workplace competencies required of accounting professionals.

To be awarded the Diploma in Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification, you must complete 8 modules over 2 years. Each module is a college based 2 hour class. In addition to attending class sessions, you will also be required to complete up to 6 hours of individual home study each week. 

Year 1 can be studied two evenings or one full day per week. Upon successful completion of year one modules you will be awarded a Level 4 qualification of a Certificate in Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Year 2 is offered as a one day programme where you will complete four modules.

Progression to Year 2 is subject to students completing two practical modules and one theoretical module. 

Please note: The provision of a Year 2 class is based on a minimum number of enrolments. If the minimum number of enrolments for Year 2 is not met, we may suggest transfer to another campus.

In addition to achieving the 8 modules to complete the qualification, Accounting Technicians Ireland ask that you can demonstrate that you have 2 years relevant work experience, which they will verify. 

Teaching is delivered by experienced academic staff who have extensive knowledge and experience of delivering on ATI qualifications and professionals who are currently employed in the accounting profession.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course.
  • Applicants should have obtained a minimum of 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Levels. 
  • Applicants should have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. This must include GCSE English Language Grade C and GCSE Mathematics Grade C, Essential Skills Numeracy Level 2 or GCSE Accounting. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English Language. 
  • For those aged over 21, relevant work experience or a recommendation from your employer is required.
  • Applicants will be required to attend an interview. 
  • 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 at

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. The list of acceptable qualifications for equivalency to English and mathematics for Ulster University is available from the following link: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.


Year 1:

  • Financial Accounting (must pass before progressing to Year 2).
  • Taxation (must pass before progressing to Year 2).
  • Business Management.
  • Business Law.

Year 2:

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


1 Year


Students will be assessed by external examination for each module.


ACCREDITED BY This course is accredited by Accounting Technicians Ireland


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Fees to be paid to Southern Regional College:

Year 1:

  • Fees for four modules: £493
  • Registration fee: £10 
  • Total for Year 1: £503

Year 2: 

  • Fees for four modules: £493
  • Registration fee: £10 
  • Total for Year 2: £503

Please note: Fees are subject to change.

Other fees payable directly to Accounting Technicians Ireland:

Year 1 Professional Fees:

  • Registration fee: £170
  • Course materials (£55 x 4): £220
  • Exams (£65 x 4): £260
  • Total: £650

Year 2 Professional Fees:

  • Annual student fee: £85
  • Course materials (£55 x 4): £220
  • Exams (£65 x 3): £195
  • Total: £605

Financial Assistance:

Financial education assistance is available for eligible students in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland:

Student Grants are available from your local Student Finance NI office

Funding may be available from employers.


On successful completion of this course you may continue your studies and 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.


All full-time courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


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In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


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