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Accounting Technician - Year 1

Course Code(s):  ATI
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code ATI
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course prepares students for the Examinations of the Accounting Technicians Ireland as well as QQI Minor awards.

Qualified Accounting Technicians may work at middle management level and may provide support services for senior management in commercial/industrial or public sector organisations or in the office of practising accountants. An Accounting Technicians qualification may lead to a career as an Assistant Accountant, Credit Controller or Payroll Administrator. The qualification provides advanced entry (2nd year) to Business & Accounting courses in some third level colleges. Students may also work as qualified Accounting Technicians.

What will you Study?

Year 1 (Certificate):
Financial Accounting
Taxation
Business Management
Law and Ethics

QQI Minor Awards in Year 1:
Computerised and Manual Accounts
Spreadsheets
Communications
Work Experience

Year 2 (Diploma):
For the Diploma for Accounting Technicians you are required to gain experiential learning through two years full-time employment (or the equivalent part-time). The Diploma qualification is awarded on successful completion of all 8 subjects and two years relevant work experience.
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Management Accounting
Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS)
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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