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Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting

September 2019 Intake:

The next intake for the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship will be for the September 2019 intake and we will be accepting applications from April 9th onwards.

Locations for this intake include Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford, and Wicklow. There will be other locations which will be announced at a later stage.

Interested leaving cert students, school leavers, graduates, mature learners and existing employees looking to start a career in accounting should consider this programme.

New applicants interested in applying for the September 2019 intake are invited to register an expression of interest above or by contacting the Apprenticeship Team – email or call 01 6498191. You will then be updated as soon as the online application opens.

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Programme Overview:

In advance of completing an application for the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship it is important to understand the commitment you will need to provide to this programme.

The duration of this programme is two years from programme commencement date. You should be able to commit to completing the programme syllabus while working in full-time employment over the two years.

For the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Programme an apprentice will be attending (off-the-job training) at college one day and working with an employer four days during college term time (on the job training) on a weekly basis.

Outside of college term an apprentice will attend work five days a week.

The (off-the-job training) day is set by the college and will be typically a Monday from 9:00am to 6.00pm. An employer will allocate appropriate work hours for the four days (on-the-job training) during the academic year and for the full week outside the academic term required to be completed by the apprentice for the programme and their employment contract.

Additional home study in the evenings or at weekends will be needed to ensure success in the programme.

Apprentices will have support from a college mentor and their workplace mentor throughout the two years.

For the first year in college, the Stage 1 modules you will be studying are:

For the second year in college, the Stage 2 modules you will be studying are:

Assessment of progress and achievements is carried out by a combination of two strategies:

What will you be working towards as an Apprentice?

Occupational Profile

Apprenticeship Title:
Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

NFQ Level:
Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting

Minimum 2 years

Typical Tasks / Responsibilities:

Why are you selecting this programme and accounting as a career choice?

It is also important to consider why you are personally interested in this programme, and what is it about accounting that appeals to you as a career choice!

Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Career Pathway

What do we want from you?

Watch Sophie’s story:

When she finished her Leaving Certificate, Accounting Technician Apprentice Sophie Ellis got a job with Grant Thornton, a leading professional services company as an Accounting Technician Apprentice.

Watch this video to find out why she decided to apply, how she got the job and how she’s getting on!

Sophie Ellis, Accounting Technician Apprentice


Recruitment Process – 2019 intake:


Eligibility guide and application tips – 2019 intake:

Application Form:

Sections for completion in the application form and required documents to upload are:

1: Personal Details

Please provide up to date contact details that ATI and employers can reach you on.

You will be required to upload a copy of your birth cert or passport.

2: Education Details

Please provide relevant qualifications in chronological order, including grades or overall result where completed.

If a course hasn’t been completed it is recommended that this is outlined in your application and that a reason is provided as to why it wasn’t if you are not currently completing.

You will be required to upload copies of relevant educational transcripts. For example where applicable:

(Please note if you have completed a non-EEA qualification you will need to provide a comparability statement from QQI which you can access here)

3: Work Experience

Make sure you list your three most-recent jobs, starting with your current or last role.

Any accounting duties that you have performed should be detailed – but are not a prerequisite for this programme!

You will be able to upload a copy of your CV to provide further details on your work history.

4: Programme understanding and motivation

You’ll be asked three questions so that we can gain an understanding of your knowledge of the programme, your interest in accounting and your motivation to become an Accounting Technician.

Be sure to carefully consider your answers here, and make sure they stand out, as this could influence an employer’s decision to call you for an interview!

5: Data Protection Statement and Signature

You must complete this section so that personal data you provide on your application may be processed and so ATI, Employers and all need-to-know parties for the programme can follow up with you as required.

Online Application Is Currently Closed and will reopen April 9th.