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AAT Accounting Pathway Program


Advance Your Accounting Career & Earn More

This accounting course online Ireland-wide will get your career moving. Find out what it takes to become an accountant by learning accounting online and become an Accounting Technician with The Career Academy’s unique accounting pathways. Accounting Technicians work in all areas of finance and business, including assisting with preparing accounts, bookkeeping, managing staff payroll, and receiving and paying invoices. Study AAT Accounting to learn basic, advanced, management and tax accounting skills and accounting software. You will gain task management skills, explore financial statements and become better prepared to enter the profession. Enrol in our AAT accounting courses online today to work towards advancing your career.

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Course Duration

18 Months Access 
| ~400 Study Hours

Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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Advance your accounting career

Be awarded with an industry-recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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Almost immediately, it was the AAT Accounting Technician Pathway Program that caught her eye. ‘It offered me the accounting theory that I needed, with the option to add “Accounting Technician” status to my name, along with applying all my theoretical knowledge into practice through the use of accounting software such as Xero. It was also a lot more value for money than other courses I had researched.


  • FREE membership to AAT on completion
  • Take your first step into the world of finance as a professional
  • This course is accredited by the International Association of Accounting Professionals
  • Become an accounting technician with unique accounting pathways
  • Study AAT Accounting to learn basic, advanced, management and tax accounting skills and accounting software
  • Gain task management skills, explore financial statements and become better prepared to enter the profession
  • Build your technical knowledge with a wide range of professional development resources and career support tools
  • Attain Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) status & become a full member of AAT on completion.


This qualification comprises two components:

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledger & the Trial Balance
  4. Depreciation
  5. Accruals and Prepayments
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Fundamentals of VAT
  8. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  9. Accounting with Sage and Quickbooks
  10. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  11. Financial Statement Analysis
  12. Accounting using Microsoft Excel
  1. Accounting & Business Prior Knowledge Quiz
  1. Accounting using Microsoft Excel
  1. Accounting & Business
  2. Determining Profit
  3. Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
  4. Accounting Principles Assessment 
  1. Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets 
  2. Internal Decision Making 
  3. Analysing Financial Reports 
  4. Advanced Accounting Principles Assessment 
  1. Cost Classification 
  2. Costing Methods 
  3. Product & Process Costing 
  4. Standard Costs & Variance Analysis 
  5. Management Accounting Assessment 
  1. Activity Based Costing
  2. Budgeting & CVP Analysis 
  3. Performance Management & Measurement 
  4. Inventory Management & Planning 
  5. Management Accounting: Budgeting 
  6. Management Accounting: Decision and Control 
  7. Advanced Management Accounting Assessment 
  1. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  2. Fundamentals of VAT
  3. Depreciation
  1. Preparing Sole Trader Accounts
  2. Preparing Partnership Accounts
  3. Preparing Accounts for Not for profit Club or Society
  4. Verification, Completeness & Justification 
  5. Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  6. Accounting Systems & Controls 
  1. External Auditing 

Get FREE membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians

  • You’ll stand out from the crowd once you become an AAT professional. As an AAT member you’ll be able to demonstrate a commitment to exceptionally high standards and ethics in accounting.
  • You’ll gain access to hundreds of essential resources in the AAT Knowledge Hub
  • Discounted events, networking events and regular industry updates and newsletters
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Frequently Asked Questions

Unique to The Career Academy, the Accounting Pathway Program will advance your accounting career and enable you to gain Accounting Technician status. Comprised of three components, this course is designed to qualify you for the accounting industry.


Take the first step with our Certificate in Accounting, which will teach you essential accounting skills. Next, complete the Diploma in Accounting 

You’ll complete the AAT Certified Accounting Technician component after completing the Certificate in Accounting and Diploma in Accounting.

There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email

This course costs €1,250.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

Yes, you can apply for RPL for this if you already have other accounting qualifications or experience.

This course takes approximately 400 hours, and you’ll have up to 18 months to complete. Although you can study in your own time, at your own pace, you should allow 6 months for the certificate component and 12 months for the diploma. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can simply apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Accounting Technician. Accounting Technicians work across a wide range of finance and business, including assisting with preparing accounts, managing staff payroll, receiving and paying invoices and general bookkeeping. 

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

An AAT Qualification is an internationally recognised certification. Being AAT Qualified gives employers the confidence that you meet internationally recognised standards.

Absolutely! Students who have complete this Program, including the CAT certification component with IPA, will also be eligible for 3 exemptions from the ACCA Qualification:

  • Business & Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)