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NEW Business – Certified Accountancy and Payroll Pathway Traineeship Level 6

Course Code BAT

NFQ Level 6

Duration 1 Year

Award ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business QQI Level 6; Certificate in Payroll Techniques (Special Purpose Award); IPASS Irish Payroll Association; QQI Level 6 Certificate in Personal and Professional Development

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Course Overview

This traineeship will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies, both in theory (classroom based) and practice (work based), to work in the areas of accounting and payroll.

Both sectors have very specific skills and therefore this traineeship will equip you with the specific skills and knowledge needed for employment in the accounting and payroll sector.

It is 48 weeks in duration, running for a full year from September – August. Beginning in an education and training environment for approximately nine months of the course, and then followed by the final three months in the workplace.

Course Content

  • Accounting in Business ACCA (FAB)
  • Financial Accounting ACCA (FFA)
  • Management Accounting ACCA (FMA)
  • Foundations in Professionalism ACCA
  • Certificate in Payroll Techniques (CPT) (QQI Level 6) Special Purpose
  • Personal and Professional Development (QQI Level 6)

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/01 and three 06/H7 grades, or a relevant QQI Level 5 award with a merit profile, or a relevant BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. Suitable BCFE QQI Level 5 foundation courses include:

The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).


Graduates may also continue on with further ACCA qualifications whilst pursuing their careers in accountancy if they so wish.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme may progress into employment and onto a career in the financial services sector more than likely in accountancy or payroll role

Students' Work

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