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Accounting Technicians Ireland Part-Time Course

Applications for September 2021 will open on 06th April

Discipline: Business

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

Programme Duration: Two years

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: See "Essential Information" below

Places: 25


Tuition Fee: (Tuition Fee plus Student Contribution) is €925 (Year 1) and €925 (Year 2).

For Professional Fees to be paid direct to ATI see Essential Information.

Why Study?

Accounting technicians are qualified accounting professionals who work at all levels of finance.

  • You can work in all types of organisations throughout the public sector, industry and commerce and in private accountancy practices. 
  • You would be involved in the day-to-day practical work of accountancy and play a key operational role in producing reliable financial information.
  • As an Accounting Technician you can perform a wide range of finance roles, from accounts staff to financial controller and beyond. For instance, you can do financial accounting and budgeting, costing and credit control, payroll administration and tax returns.
  • More experienced accounting technicians may often perform senior managerial tasks and audits.

Accounting technicians can work on their own or alongside professional accountants.

  • In a small company, you may be the only qualified employee looking after the finance function.
  • In a larger company, you may be working as part of a team alongside accountants and administrative staff.
  • You can perform many of the same functions as an accountant and are qualified to take accounts up to trial balance.

Programme Modules

This part-time course has two distinct years to cover - Year 1 and Year 2.

  1. Year 1 gives you foundation knowledge of business and accounting.
  2. Year 2 allows you to build a deeper understanding of more advanced accounting issues.
  3. There is also a practical focus on the IT systems that are commonly used by accountants.

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First Year Subjects Second Year Subjects
  • Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS) (places limited, apply early)


Career Opportunities

There is a great variety of work within the accounting profession, such as:

  • Auditing and assurance work
  • Consulting
  • Corporate finance
  • Tax planning
  • Insolvency

There are also opportunities in finance support roles, like:

  • Credit control
  • Accounts payable
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Specialist roles in supply chain operations 

Employment of accounting and financial technicians is one of the highest growth rates among business and finance occupations.

Essential Information: 

Entry Requirements

Students over 21 Years of Age
If you are over 21 years of age, you can apply to enrol based on your age rather than your educational background.

Students under 21 Years of Age
If you are under 21 years of age, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Leaving Certificate with five passes in Ordinary Level papers. (Passes to include English and either Mathematics or Accountancy).
  • Leaving Certificate with four passes of which at least two are in Higher Level papers. (Passes to include English and either Mathematics or Accountancy).
  • A fully completed relevant FETAC Level 5 qualification


Application Process

Applications can be made online from April 6th for September 2021 intake. 

How to Apply

***Applications can be made online at, please select Application Type AT***.

This user guide contains step by step instructions on how to create and submit an online application. Please refer to the FAQ which may help to answer any further questions. 

If you have any further queries, please email


Closing Date for Applications (for Year 1 and Year 2)

01st September 2021



Details to be confirmed shortly. 


ATI Fees (Professional fees)

Payable by students directly to Accounting Technicians Ireland

Professional Fees Euro
ATI Professional Fees Year 1
Registration fee €170
Course Materials (€65 x 4) €260
Exams (€75 x 4) €300


Professional Fees Euro
ATI Professional Fees Year 2
Student fee €85
Course Materials (€65 x 4) €260
Exams (€75 x 3) €225
IAS Exam fee €120
Total €690


Payment Process
By debit/credit cards or Bank Transfer.


Student Cards
This course does not qualify for issuing of a GMIT Student ID Card.


The Diploma for Accounting Technicians (for which you need to complete Accounting Technician Year 1 + Accounting Technician Year 2) is fully approved as a Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This equates to a Level 6/7 on the National Framework of Qualifications in the Republic of Ireland. Successful graduates will receive the award of Diploma for Accounting Technicians Level 5 from Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Note, this is not a GMIT award, but exemptions are granted on some modules in the Bachelor of Business Degree to students who have passed subjects in Year 1 and Year 2 of the Accounting Technician course.


Provider Status
GMIT is an Approved Partner with Accounting Technicians Ireland for the delivery of this course.


Data Protection
As a partner college of Accounting Technicians Ireland it is important to note that by applying to, or enroling on, the Accounting Technicians Ireland - Technicians Programme (Part Time) at GMIT you are agreeing to your personal information (name, email address and phone number) being shared with Accounting Technicians Ireland for the purpose of programme administration.

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