Athlone Institute of Technology


Course Name Accounting
Course Provider Athlone Institute of Technology
Course Code AL852
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Athlone Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Athlone
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 3/4* years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate.

Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Subject
Foundation Level Irish at grade F2 meets the minimum language requirement. No points are awarded.

Foundation Level Mathematics at minimum grade F2 will be accepted as meeting the minimum Mathematics requirements for entry...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
The LCVP subject will be considered as a passing subject provided the student achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for honours degree (Level 8), ordinary degree (Level 7) and higher certificate (Level 6) courses.

LCVP Grade

Distinction 2017 Grade equivalent H4 Revised LCVP Points 66
Merit 2017 Grade equivalent H6/02 Revised LCVP Points 46
Pass 2017 Grade equivalent O4 Revised LCVP Points 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP)
LCAP subjects do not meet minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to pursue a NFQ Level 5 programme in order to meet eligibility for entry to third-level courses at AIT.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Candidates should also note that for high demand courses at AIT, there is a limit to the number of places reserved for QQI applicants. Random selection may apply in certain circumstances.

For entry to year 1 programmes at AIT, all QQI level 5 and ...

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Alternative Entry

Expand+Trade Qualifications
A trade applicant, seeking admission to the first year of a course, should do so through the CAO. Such application may be on the basis of National Craft Certificate, Senior Trades or Advanced Tourism Certification Board (NTCB)/...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+Student contribution fee
The student contribution fee is currently €3,000 per academic year (2021/2022). For students who have been awarded a grant or part thereof, this fee is paid pro-rata on their behalf. All other full-time students can pay th...

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Financial Support

Expand+Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is the national awarding authority for all higher education grants. SUSI offers funding to eligible students in approved full-time third-level education in Ireland. Students who wish to apply for a third-level...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Why take this course?
AIT is recognised nationally for the quality of its accounting programmes and lecturing staff. Our honours degree enjoys a large number of exemptions from professional bodies, such as CIMA, ACCA, CPA and CAI. Furthermore, you n...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1
Learning and Development for Higher Education, Microeconomics, Business Law, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Mathematics, Macroeconomics, Corporate Law, IT and Computer Applications.

Year 2

Assessment Method Assessment information
Assessments in this programme consist of continuous assessments, projects, group work, presentations and end of semester exams. All assessments are aligned with the relevant accounting professional organisations.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What job opportunities might it lead to?
Graduates initially pursue a career in an accounting practice or industry. The majority gain employment with the big four firms and local accounting firms. The vast majority qualify as accountants within 2 y...

Further Enquiries Mr. Trevor Prendergast
Head of Department of Accounting and Business Computing,
Athlone Institute of Technology.
Tel: + 353 (0)90 647 1892
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Points History
Year Points
2020 309
2019 305
2018 306