Fulltime Classroom Business and administration and law

Certificate in Accounting Technician (ATI)

This course would be of interest to anyone who would like to improve their accountancy, business and financial management skills.

Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work at all levels of finance. Accounting Technicians are widely employed throughout the Public Sector, Industry and Commerce and Private Accountancy Practices. Tasks would include: Preparation of Final Accounts, Budgeting, Credit Control, Payroll, Tax Returns and Costings. While they are not Accountants, Accounting Technicians can perform many of the same functions and are qualified to prepare full financial accounts.

Target Award

ATI Certificate for Accounting Technicians – IATI05

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 21 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 33 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Leaving Certificate with five passes in Ordinary Level papers. (Passes to include English/ and either Mathematics or Accountancy) or Leaving Certificate with four passes of which at least two are in Higher Level papers. (Passes to include English and either Mathematics or Accountancy) or Learners who are sitting the Applied Leaving Certificate should contact the Registrar (register@AccountingTechniciansIreland.ie) directly for advice on whether they are eligible or Learners under 21 who have successfully completed a nationally recognized qualification such as QQI, QQI (Level 5), QCA or a BTEC National Diploma may also be eligible to apply.
NFQ Level 5 in a relevant discipline when accessing a Level 6 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 6 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners)
*Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Learner Aptitude
Good verbal and written communication skills are desirable. Accuracy in the use of numbers.

Appropriate aptitude tests may be applied.

Previous Experience
Previous Experience

Previous experience in book-keeping and / or accountancy desirable but not essential. Experience in using web based learning is an advantage.

Module Award Body
Ati – Business Management Business Management (IATI03) ATI
Ati – Financial Accounting Financial Accounting 1 (IATI01) ATI
Ati – Taxation Taxation (IATI02) ATI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the Certificate for Accounting Technicians candidates will have an array of transferable business skills, as well as technical knowledge of finance and accountancy practice. They will have experience in areas such as financial accounting and budgeting, costing and credit control, payroll and tax returns and will have an understanding of how various types of business entities operate.

For further information please go to:http://www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie


Dungarvan College


Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co Waterford


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Marian Dennehy