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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_BACCB_6
  • Field of StudyAccounting
  • Type of CourseSpecial Qualification
  • Type of QualificationACCA Diploma
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date23rd September 2019
  • Start Date
  • Level6
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
  • Fees

    €1,500 (excludes examination fee)

    CIT fee to be paid on Registration

CIT has been awarded Gold Status as part ACCA Approved Learning Partners. Gold status is awarded to tuition providers who have demonstrated that they can meet a range of challenging performance targets set by ACCA.


Professional Accountancy Courses

Note: Registration fees, annual subscription, examination fees etc. are payable to Professional Bodies for each of the accountancy courses. These are not included in the course fees quoted. Please take note of the closing dates for examination registration. Before accepting a place on this course, students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable). 

Registration Details

Students must also register online with ACCA by December at W: www.accaglobal.com/applynow and also register directly with ACCA for paper based exams.

Delivery & Duration

Tuesday 6.00pm - 10.00pm and Wednesday 6.30pm - 9pm for one academic year.

The Diploma is suitable for those aspiring to work or already working in the following types of roles:

  • basic bookkeeping;
  • trainee accountant in a commercial organisation or accounting practice;
  • accounts clerk in public or private sector.

The Diploma in Accounting and Business is broadly equivalent to HND level/equivalent to the first year of a degree.

  • F3 Financial Accounting (FFA);
  • F2 Management Accounting (FMA);
  • F1 Accounting in Business (FAB) and
  • Foundations in Professionalism (offered entirely online via ACCA).

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can either:
transfer to the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies at F4 onwards of the ACCA Qualification
continue to study for the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification.

However, please note students who continue with the CAT Qualification will have to complete a further 6 CAT exams and gain one year’s relevant work experience. The CAT qualification involves completing 9 exams, three of which you will have completed as part of the Diploma in Accounting in Business, and one year’s relevant work experience.


Course Structure

Subjects FFA, FMA and FAB will be taught from October to May with examinations taking place in early June.



Diploma in Accounting & Business


Awarding Body

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)



Candidates may be eligible to apply for Exemptions. These may be viewed at www.accaglobal.com/exemptions

€1,500 (excludes examination fee)

CIT fee to be paid on Registration

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl

For more information on fees, please visit www.cit.ie/fees/students/parttime

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