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

As the course is NDP funded, there are no tuition fees. However, on registration in September students will have to pay the mandatory €200 contribution to the Department of Education and Skills and €100 for materials and photocopying.  Fees payable to Accounting Technicians Ireland are detailed on the website:

Grants and Social Welfare

Enquiries regarding maintenance grants: please check Social Welfare or the Back to Education Scheme, contact the Department of Family and Social Affairs, Ennis, Co. Clare.

About This Course

DurationOne year full-time course from September to May.
Course idAT2
Start date18 Sep 2017
QualificationAccounting Technician Diploma
LocationEnnis College of Further Education

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