Programme schedule

By choosing the classroom route you will benefit from the expertise and guidance of our team of high quality tutors led by Cormac Lucey and a range of guest speakers. Our small class sizes, usually around 30 people, also means that you can interact with the tutors, ask questions and address issues throughout the programme.

You will also benefit from the peer to peer learning in case study groups and informally outside the classroom. This aspect of the programme and the network of contacts you meet can both benefit you on the programme and beyond in terms of career development and opportunities.

The classroom programme is ideal for those who enjoy a high support, fast-paced, structured approach to learning. 

You will attend six weekend modules and be guided through the programme by our team of expert tutors.

Classroom times

  • Friday from 2.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Saturday from 9.00am to 2.00pm

Dates for autumn 2020 are below: (dates may be subject to change; any and all changes will be notified)

  • Module 1: 7 & 8 February 2020
  • Module 2: 13 & 14 March 2020
  • Module 3: 3 & 4 April 2020
  • Module 4: 24 & 25 April 2020
  • Module 5: 22 & 23 May 2020
  • Module 6: 10 & 11 July 2020
  • Additional  Module - financial modelling - 28 March 2020 (optional and not assessed)
  • Additional  Module - negotiation skills - 10 July 2020 (optional and not assessed) (9am to 1pm)
  • Exam:7 August 2020

Learning materials

An expansive folder of all programme materials designed with the needs of the learner in mind will be provided.

Entry criteria

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of members of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Post-FAE students still in contract.

Holders of a recognised accounting qualification or a degree at Level 8 on the NFQ or equivalent qualification in finance, business or other relevant fields are welcome to apply.

All applicants, other than members of Chartered Accountants Ireland, will be asked to submit evidence of their qualification with their application. (See our admission & awards criteria page for more details)