Higher Diploma in Arts in Accounting (January 2022)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-AA-L8-60)
Key Programme Details
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Higher Diploma in Arts in Accounting (Level 8, 60 Credits)

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Business & Financial Services

General Information
Contact

Nicola Kelly

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293094

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/11/2021

Start Date

10/01/2022

End Date

19/12/2022

About this Course

**** THIS PROGRAMME WILL OPEN SHORTLY FOR APPLICATIONS. PLEASE EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO BE ADDED TO THE INTEREST LIST AND WE WILL EMAIL THIS LIST WHEN ONLINE APPLICATIONS OPEN. ****

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 additional exemptions from the professional accountancy and taxation institutes.
The overall aim of this programme is to provide students with a specialised education in accounting and finance while facilitating their personal and professional development. The programme aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the theories, concepts, principles and practices essential either to pursuing a fulfilling and rewarding career in the area of professional accountancy or as a basis for further academic study.

Entry Requirements

a) An honours degree (Level 8) in a non-finance and accounting or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification

Or
(b) A Level 7 qualification in a non-finance and accounting or a non-cognate discipline and at least 1 year relevant professional experience/responsibility.

Or
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / 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, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online and then email all your RPL supporting documents for RPL to Springboard@lit.ie

This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants (€550 is fee due) and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

Long Description

**** THIS PROGRAMME WILL OPEN SHORTLY FOR APPLICATIONS. PLEASE EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO BE ADDED TO THE INTEREST LIST AND WE WILL EMAIL THIS LIST WHEN ONLINE APPLICATIONS OPEN. ****

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 additional exemptions from the professional accountancy and taxation institutes.

The overall aim of this programme is to provide students with a specialised education in accounting and finance while facilitating their personal and professional development. The programme aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the theories, concepts, principles and practices essential either to pursuing a fulfilling and rewarding career in the area of professional accountancy or as a basis for further academic study.

Course Modules:
Cost Accounting and Decision Making: This module aims to build on the skills learned in Accounting for Management Control
Audit Planning: This module introduces students to the role of the external audit and its regulatory and ethical framework
Personal and Business Tax: This module aims to develop knowledge and skills in areas of personal taxation
Transaction Tax: To develop knowledge and skills in areas of capital gains tax, value added tax

Assessment
Each module will be assessed by a written exam at the end of the relevant semester.

What will the time commitment be?
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.

Timetable Info

TBC

Delivery Location

TBC

Delivery Notes

TBC

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Nicola Kelly

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293094

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must upload the following supporting documents in ONE FILE to your online application:

1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing educational qualifications
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment ie. payslip/P60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment ie. receipt/letter

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS are uploaded in ONE FILE to your application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request this form.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS: Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm (TBC)

FEES: This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and the 10% subsidised fee to be paid is €550 and 100% Springboard+ funded for unemployed applicants on a qualifying payment.