Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

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Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

This course may lead to employment as a technician or to professional studies with ACCA, ACA, CIMA and CPA with possible subject exemptions.

Key Information
ACCA
duration
2 Year
Morning
CAT Award
September 2022 - May 2024
Course requirements
  • This course is open entry. No prior exams are required.
  • Mature applicants are welcome
  • All applicants whose first language is not English may be tested at entry
  • All applicants may be interviewed
  • Use of a computer / laptop and
    Wi-Fi are desirable
Course modules
  • MA1 Management Information
  • FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
  • MA2 Managing Costs and Finance
  • FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
  • BT Business and Technology
  • FFA Financial Accounting
  • FMA Management Accounting

Additional modules to complete CAT Qualification:

  • FAU Foundations in Financial Management
  • FAU Foundations in Audit
    Plus:
  • Foundations in Professionalism (Online with
    ACCA)
  • One Year of Practical Experience
Education Progression

On successful completion of Year I students may transfer to the Diploma in Accounting and Business (ACCA) Entry Level 1

We are extremely proud to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of a number of our students:

2011/2012: Michaela Krieblova
Paper MA2, Managing Costs and Finance (3rd in Ireland and joint 15th in the world)

Paper MA1, Management Information (1st in Ireland and 2nd in the world)

2012/2013: Brendan Fitzpatrick
Paper MA 1, Management Information, Brendan (joint 1st in Ireland and joint 5th in the world)

Paper MA2, Managing Costs and Finance (2nd place in Ireland and 11th place in the world)

Paper FA1, Recording Financial Transactions (joint 3rd in Ireland and joint 5th in the world)

Paper FA2, Maintaining Financial Records (1st place in Ireland and 5th place worldwide)

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.

Career Opportunites

Testimonials

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
€50
Full Academic Year Fees
VTOS Students Exempt
€210
Total
€260
Fee
€200
Total
€200

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