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AAT Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers


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Discover how far you can go with accounting technician training. Accelerate your career or manage your business and join Accounting Technicians Ireland-wide in the fascinating world of numbers. This accounting technician course accelerates your learning by starting with the Certificate in Bookkeeping, and moving on to the Diploma in Accounting, after which you will need to complete three AAT exams and apply for AAT Status with the Association of Accounting Technicians. Understand financial statements, basic, advanced, taxation, and management accounting – and learn to manage tasks effectively. Enrol to learn and grow with AAT online study.

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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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Upskill in Bookkeeping

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

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Start from just 1,599.00
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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.


  • Understand the purpose of accounting
  • Gain advanced accounting software skills
  • Get ahead with an AAT Approved Training Provider
  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Accountants & Bookkeepers
  • Bolster your CV with this industry-recognised AAT qualification
  • Let employers know you mean business
  • Student Membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians
  • Gain Graduate Membership to IPA


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 Payroll
  9. Accounting with Sage and Quickbooks
  10. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  11. Bookkeeping Using Microsoft Excel
  1. Accounting with Excel
  2. Accounting Principles
  3. Advanced Accounting Principles
  4. Management Accounting
  5. Advanced Management Accounting
  6. Taxation
  7. Accounting Practices
  8. 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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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. 

This course takes approximately 400 hours, and you’ll have up to 18 months to complete. While you can study in your own time, at your own pace, you should allocate up to 6 months for the Certificate 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 apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Accounting Technician, Bookkeeper, Office Administrator, Financial Controller or Payroll Administrator. 

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*.

Yes, with further study. You can apply the foundation knowledge you acquire with our Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers to study towards becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA). To become a Chartered Accountant, you must complete a degree, several CA programs, and three years of mentored practical experience.

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)