This course prepares students for the Examinations of the Accounting Technicians Ireland as well as QQI Minor awards.
The Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification is divided into two parts, each of which is a qualification in its own right. The Certificate for Accounting Technicians (First Year) offers a progression pathway into the Diploma for Accounting Technicians.
Accounting Technician students at Plunket College also complete the following QQI Minor Awards in Year 1:
For the Diploma for Accounting Technicians you are required to gain experiential learning through two years full-time employment (or the equivalent part-time). The Diploma qualification is awarded on successful completion of all 8 subjects and two years relevant work experience.
Five passes in the Leaving Certificate on Ordinary Level papers at Grade D or better or four passes at least two of which are on Higher Level papers at Grade D or better. Passes must be obtained in English and either Accounting or Mathematics. Leaving Certificate Applied with Distinction grade. Mature students are most welcome to apply.
Students may achieve advanced entry (2nd year) to Business & Accounting courses in some third level colleges. Students may also work as qualified Accounting Technicians.
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