Accounting Technician with IT Applications (ATI)

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Accounting Technician with IT Applications (ATI)

The course may lead to employment as a technician or to professional studies with ACCA, ACA, CIMA and DPA where it allows exemptions.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.

Key Information
2 Year
ATI Award
September 2022 - May 2024
Course requirements
  • Mature Student (Over 21 years of age)
  • School leaver
  • Post Leaving Certificate/Further Education
  • The minimum entry requirements as determined by ATI are five passes on ordinary level papers, or four passes, of which at least two are on higher level papers in the Leaving Certificate. Passes must be obtained in English and one of either Mathematics or Accounting. Mature applicants or those holding qualifications equivalent to Leaving Certificate may apply to the Institute for registration on an individual basis.
  • All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.
Course modules

First Year

  • Business Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Law & Ethics

Second Year

  • Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Financial Data Management
Education Progression

On completion of Parts 1 & 2 it is possible to upgrade to the third year of a Business degree in Institute of Technology Tallaght or other Institutes of Technology.

I.T. Tallaght: Third year on the Business Degree Programme

I.T. Athlone: Third year of BA in Accounting (Honours Degree)

NCI: Second year of BA in Accounting & HR Management

Work experience

Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College assists students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.

Erasmus Programme at Rathmines College

Career Opportunites

Accounting Technicians are the skilled support staff working in the area of accounting and finance. Qualification as a member of the Institute provides young people with a recognised competence and valuable mobility. This mobility could be on a local basis within Ireland or internationally. Further upward mobility is available to students who successfully pass their Foundation and Admission examinations.


Spending an extra year doing my QQI Level 5 in Business and IT was the best decision for me. The help and support from teachers was great. I felt like I had more potential after graduating from Business and IT and the course led me to now studying Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) in Trinity.
Noman Javed
Course Fees
Apply Online and Registration Deposit
VTOS Students Exempt
Full Academic Year Fees
VTOS Students Exempt
PLC Government Levy
*Medical Card Holders Fee

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