Higher Diploma in Arts in Accounting
Business & Financial Services
Flexible & Professional
The primary aim of the Higher Diploma in Arts in Accounting is to facilitate graduates from non-accounting programs who wish to pursue a career in accounting. The aim of this one-year program is to give business, arts, science and other graduates, exemptions from the professional accountancy and taxation examinations.
What are the entry requirements?
An honours degree (Level 8) in a non-finance and accounting or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification.
A Level 7 qualification in a non-finance and accounting or a non-cognate discipline and at least 1 year relevant professional experience/responsibility.
Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, including workplace experience, should apply for consideration.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.
What modules will I study?
Cost Accounting and Decision Making
Personal and Business Tax
Audit Planning and Implementation
Transaction and Practical Tax Applications
Delivery will be online weekday evenings with 3 weekend workshops (also online) per semester.
Lectures/workshops will be recorded and available to watch back.
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.
Each module will be assessed by a written exam at the end of the relevant semester.
Higher Diploma - Level 8 NFQ (60 credits)
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This programme will be 90% Springboard+ funded for applicants in employment and 100% funded for applicants that are unemployed and on a qualifying payment.
Please see www.springboardcourses.ie for eligibility criteria details.
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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.