ATI Level 4 Certificate for Accounting Technicians

ATI (Accounting Technicians Ireland) Level 4 Certificate is a one year qualification which upon successful completion can lead to ATI Level 5 Diploma course.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10036
Campus: Bangor, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Business & Management

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
09/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 13:00-21:30
Part-Time
Lisburn
09/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 13:00-21:30
Course Structure

Students will be required to successfully complete all modules in year 1 to obtain the Level 4 Certificate. 

ATI provides an accounting qualification that is recognised by industry and is one of the leading accounting qualifications in Ireland.  

It is important to note this qualification must be started and completed in Ireland.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Mandatory Modules

  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Business Management

All lecturers delivering on this course are appropriately qualified and meet the requirements of the awarding body.

Directed Study

8 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Personal Study

A further 8 hours of study per week, on average, in your own time including use of online materials, case studies and preparation for examinations.

General Entrance Requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years old to apply
  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
  • GCSE Maths Grade C or above (no equivalency acceptable)
  • Four passes at Grade C or above, 2 of which to include English (or equivalent) and Maths (must be GCSE Maths)

UCAS:

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS points including:
  • At least one A Level pass or 2 AS Passes  OR
  • Level 3 Diploma 

Access Diploma:

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 60%-65%+ including one science module at a minimum of 60%

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions Requirements:

APEL Requirements:

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the Admissions Section of our website.

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Students will be required to sit an examination in each subject and to obtain 50% or higher to pass. Examination sessions are held in June and August.

Progression to Level 5 Diploma is dependent on students passing at least 3 examinations which must include taxation, financial accounting plus 1 other.

Career opportunities span a vast array of industries and job roles to suit all interests. There is also a strong demand for accountancy skills in the workplace.  

As an accounting technician, you can apply to work for many types of organisations including: Private accountancy firms, Manufacturing companies, Service companies, Banks and insurance companies, National government departments, Local government.

Successful completion of the Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification can give you a distinct advantage in the market place as many employers view it as essential, when they are hiring.  The course has enabled completing students to take up key roles in accounting practices and in industry. A percentage of ATI graduates decide to continue studying and will use the Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification as a stepping stone into other professional accounting and taxation bodies.  

Many graduates pursue further accounting studies with organisations such as Chartered Accountants Ireland, or the other professional bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA), or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).  All these bodies offer Accounting Technicians Ireland graduates significant exemptions for taking their exams.

Registration fees paid directly to ATI, which includes ATI registration fee, module text books and exams fees.  ATI registration fees are currently £698 but this may increase slightly year on year.


Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
09/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 13:00-21:30
Part-Time
Lisburn
09/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 13:00-21:30

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Available Sessions

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ATI Level 4 Certificate for Accounting Technicians
Y10036BE1A

Bangor

09/09/2024
Day: Thursday

Time: 13:00-21:30

12 £525.00
PT
HE
ATI Level 4 Certificate for Accounting Technicians
Y10036LE1A

Lisburn

09/09/2024
Day: Thursday

Time: 13:00-21:30

13 £525.00

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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