Accounting Technician Year 2

Aim of the Course

This course can provide students with the following:

  • qualified Accounting Technicians are highly employable and will work alongside qualified accountants in business, industry, private practice and the public sector.  The comprehensive training you receive means that you can play a wide range of roles in any organisation, such as assistant accountant, credit controller, payroll administrator and so on.
  • qualified accounting technicians may continue their studies and may be eligible for various exemptions from professional exams


The Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification is divided into two parts, each of which is a qualification in its own right. Successful completion of year 2 leads to an Accounting Technician Diploma on level 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Learners who successful complete year 2 can apply for direct access to year 2 Honours Accounting Degree programmes at LIT, GMIT and other colleges.

Course Content

Participants will study the following subjects:

  • financial accounting II
  • management accounting
  • taxation II
  • integrated accounting systems


This is a one-year course which provides a professional qualification from the Institute of Accounting Technicians Ireland. Classes are timetabled between 9:00 am and 1:15 pm, Monday to Friday.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed Year 1 or an accredited equivalent. Exemptions must be agreed by students with Accounting Technicians Ireland. Students who have completed Year 1 in another college may join Year 2. The learner must be Garda vetted to avail of college facilities.

Course Fees

Please see the Fees section.  Also, fees payable to Accounting Technicians Ireland are detailed on the website:

Grants and Social Welfare:

Enquiries regarding maintenance grants: Please check the Student Universal Support System at and Social Welfare or the Back to Education Scheme, contact the Department of Family and Social Affairs, Ennis, Co. Clare.

It is imperative that recipients of Social Welfare payments contact the offices of the Department of Family and Social Affairs before commencing this course.

* All programmes are offered subject to sanction by DES and LCETB and minimum enrollment numbers.


About This Course

DurationOne year full-time course from September to May.
Course idAT2
Start date13 Sep 2021
QualificationAccounting Technician Diploma
LocationCollege of FET Ennis Campus

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