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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS Level 5 Diploma - Financial Data Management

Accounting Technicians Ireland Level 5 Diploma for Accounting Technicians EV-N Yr 2 Modules

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Level 5
Mode of Study
Course Type
Higher Education
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 2 evenings or 1 full day per week. Upon successful completion of Year 1 modules you will be awarded a Level 4 qualification of a Certificate in Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Year 2 is offered as a 1 day programme where you will complete four modules (this may be subject to timetable change).

Progression to Year 2 is subject to students completing 2 practical modules and 1 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 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 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Levels.
  • For those aged over 21, relevant work experience or a recommendation from your employer is required. Applicants are required to attend for interview at the Pre enrolment advice sessions (PEAS).
  • 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


Each module will be assessed through an external examination, organised by Accounting Technicians Ireland.


Accounting Technicians Ireland


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Fees to be paid to Southern Regional College:

Year 1:

Fees for four modules: £493

License fee: £10 

Total for Year 1: £503

Year 2:

Fees for four modules: £493

License 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: £500


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).


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.


Geraldine Byrne

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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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