Take your accountancy or bookkeeping career to a whole new level with our fully accredited distance-learning Xero courses. The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner, meaning you’ll receive a globally recognised qualification, and the Official Xero Advisor Certification. We’re sure any of our courses will help you advance your career in a big way.

Course Guide & Price List
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Developed and Delivered by Xero Certified Professionals, this online Advanced Certificate will enhance your Xero skills and allow you to become a Xero Certified Advisor! Combining multiple certifications into one it will enable you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business.
Learn how to use Xero to manage your own business accounts or your client’s accounts. This course will set you up with a strong understanding and practical knowledge of Xero to advance your business or career.
Learn advanced Xero accounting skills with this accredited online course such as managing your business accounts, interpreting extracted information (reports) and how to make the most of a cloud accounting solution.
Learn to use the Xero Payroll module with our online course developed and delivered by Xero Certified Professionals. You’ll learn to connect your payroll to your accounting system, saving time and stress managing your payroll and PAYE returns.


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This certification is issued by Xero and is a frequent request of employers. It means you have been independently assessed on Xero questions to test your knowledge and understanding of Xero, based on what you have learned in the Certificate in Xero, Certificate in Xero Payroll and Advanced Certificate in Xero.

A Xero course costs anywhere up to €499 or from only €25 per week on an interest FREE payment plan.

Absolutely! You can take your accountancy or bookkeeping career to a whole new level with an online Xero course from The Career Academy. You can choose from a range of highly engaging courses from beginner to advanced, including a payroll course. You’ll receive expert guidance and unlimited tutor support from our team of experts. You’ll discover the latest Xero functions and learn all the tips and tricks of the trade. The Career Academy is a Xero Education Partner. Therefore, upon completion of your Xero course, you’ll receive a globally recognised qualification, plus the Official Xero Advisor Certification. You’ll be kept up to date and gain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours upon completion.

Learn Xero online by completing a Diploma in Xero with The Career Academy. It’s one of the most highly awarded Xero courses that you could take. The Diploma in Xero for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles is loaded with specially rated achievements. These include certificates in Xero, Xero Payroll, Advanced Certificate in Xero. Plus, you’ll receive the official Xero Advisor Certification on completion. If you want to be quickly acknowledged and highly rewarded, then this Diploma is the one.

Xero is the preferred accounting software in Ireland due to its extensive functionality and ease of use.

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by selecting your course and clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 01 697 2558 or email them at
Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through 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 less a €25 administration fee.

Our qualifications prepare you take on a huge range of practical based roles. Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 697 2558 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise for jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Watch this video to see how online learning works: Your course will be delivered by our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students in the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors will check in on your progress and you do need to set up time to do your work. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer, or if you have time you can do more than one module a week.