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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.

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We have 2 sessions available for this course running in Lisburn, Bangor

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
ATI Level 4 Certificate for Accounting Technicians
More Info
Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:30
20+ £500.00 Apply Now
ATI Level 4 Certificate for Accounting Technicians
More Info
Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:30
20+ £500.00 Apply Now

During your study, you may need financial support and SERC is here to help. Find out more information on student fees and financial support in the Student Finance section.

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.


Mandatory Modules

  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Law & Ethics
  • Business Management

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

Contact Hours

Directed Study

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

Personal Study

A further 6-8 hours of study per week, on average, in your own time including use of online materials, case studies and preparation for examinations.

Entry Requirements

General Entrance Requirements:

  • 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)


  • 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:

  • Successful completion of the admissions process

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.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?

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 May 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.
Where will it take me?

Careers 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.

How will it make me more employable?

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.

Additional Costs

Registration fees paid directly to ATI, which includes ATI registration fee, module text books and exams fees.  Fees are currently £620 but this may increase slightly. 

Full details will be known once ATI confirm the fees for 18/19.  

Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)
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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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