I'm an ATI member or student

Every year, many Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) members and students decide to continue their studies in order to advance their careers, and their number one choice is Chartered Accountants Ireland. There are two options explained below; the Apprenticeship route, or the Traditional route.

Chartered Accountants Ireland and Accounting Technicians Ireland are partner organisations, meaning we recognise the skills gained while studying to become an Accounting Technician, and offer a unique route to our programme with ATI graduates in mind.


Apprenticeship route

This route is most popular with school leavers. It's a work-based programme which means you can earn while you learn. Over 2 years, you work 4 days a week with an approved ATI employer, and attend college 1 day a week. You then transition into the Chartered Accountants Ireland programme and potentially benefit from partial CAP1 exemptions (subject to results).

Traditional route

The ATI programme can be completed on a part time basis. This route is most popular with mature students. You work full time and undertake the ATI study in the evenings. The Traditional path offers two options;

  1. Gain a merit grade in the ATI first year exams (and meet certain prerequisite Leaving Cert/GCSE or A Level requirements). You can then move on to studying our first year exams, CAP1.
  2. Study with ATI for two years to gain the Accounting Technician qualification before joining us for further study (potential to obtain partial CAP1 exemptions).

Who is it for?

The Apprenticeship route that is popular with school leavers will suit ambitious, practically minded students who are certain that they want to be

Chartered Accountants and would like to be qualified as quickly as possible. The Traditional route will suit mature students who would like to return to study or change careers.

How to apply?

Apply directly to Accounting Technicians Ireland. Detailed entry requirements are available on their website: www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie

Get in touch

Accounting Technicians Ireland     

(01) 649 8100

Chartered Accountants Ireland
T: (353) 1890 28 29 28 (ROI queries)
T: (44) 28 9043 5840 (NI queries)

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