I'm in school

If you're in school, you may be wondering if a career in Chartered Accountancy is for you. Chartered Accountancy offers a varied and rewarding career, allowing you to work in any sector across the globe.

Many students interested in Chartered Accountancy study a business degree at university and after that apply for a graduate programme in an accountancy firm or a company.

Study direct out of school

You can start your studies directly out of school. If you’re bright, ambitious and want to get your career off the ground straight away, the direct entry school leaver pathway offers an alternative to college. You don’t have to study Honours Maths or a Business at Leaving Cert / A-Level, but an aptitude for these subjects will be very helpful. 

In your first year, you would be studying with our partner body Accounting Technicians Ireland, and there are various ways you can progress. Read more about this route on the Accounting Technicians page

Requirements to start

To begin the direct entry school leaver pathway students must get a minimum of 360 points in their Leaving Certificate out of 6 subjects (must include English and Mathematics at Higher Level grade D or better, or Ordinary Level grade C or better) OR 3 GCE Advanced Level subjects at a grade C or better with GCSE Ordinary Level English and Mathematics at grade B or better.

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