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Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

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Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting
Apprenticeship for Accountancy & Finance QQI Award

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting

Launched in September 2017, the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a new pathway to a career in business, accountancy and finance, where apprentices are mentored through a two-year, work-based learning programme.

Accounting Technician Apprentices work four days a week with a registered employer and study one day a week with a local college, on a two-year contract

Apprentices get paid a salary of at least €18,000 per annum and their college tuition is fully funded by SOLAS.

The programme leads to a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Accounting.

This year we will have approximately 160 apprenticeships available in industry, practice and the public sector.

Opportunities are available in the Greater Dublin Area, Cork, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow.

We are pleased to participate in the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship programme. It provides another avenue to individuals looking to start a successful career in accountancy which is both practical and supportive. This new accountancy apprenticeship blends professional studies and exams with practical work experience which is very beneficial to both the student and the firm’

Niamh Dowling, HR Assistant Manager, BDO


As a long-standing Partner College delivering Accounting Technicians Ireland’s qualification we are very excited about the prospects for the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship. Both students and employers will find that the apprenticeship model is perfectly suited to this practical programme and we look forward to giving our apprentices every support in their studies.

Nick O’Callaghan, College Programme Manager, Cork College of Commerce


Become an Apprentice

Would you like to earn a Level 6 qualification in accounting through a work-based study programme?

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship gives you the chance to jump straight into a new job in a new workplace, where you get paid at least €18k a year and enjoy fully funded tuition.

You’ll be mentored throughout the two-year programme, and emerge with an in-demand accountancy qualification, two years of solid work experience and a world of opportunity ahead.

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Employ an Apprentice

Accounting Technicians now form an integral part of the finance function in organisations of all kinds.

Demand for Accounting Technicians’ skills has surged in recent years, due to the strength and versatility of our qualification.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship matches the accountancy and finance recruitment needs of employers in industry, practice and the public sector.

We source individuals interested in a career in accountancy, and registered employers select the candidates who best fit their employment requirements.

Participating colleges are based in the Greater Dublin Area, Cork, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow

Find out more about how your company can become a Registered Employer

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The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship will be delivered through seven colleges in Ireland.

Please select the college near you for further information.


Read on to learn more about Accounting Technicians Ireland, our ethos and how our qualification will help you progress your career in accountancy.

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