ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business

Course Details

Full Course name:
ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business

Course Dates

Next course commencing:
September 2019

6-12 months (typically)

Course Award

Awarding body: ACCA

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A flexible diploma to extend students knowledge of accounting & business

During this course, the method of learning has been specific to ensure the full potential of all students who may have little or no experience to people who may have some background in accounting and finance the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding in areas of special interest with a flexible programme. Such methodology as case studies, decision-making simulations, and the sharing of experiences through interactive discussions with faculty and your peers, allowing you to put your new knowledge to the test.

You gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) when you pass:

Depending on when you take your ethics module, you could get this award in 6-12 months.

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

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can continue to the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business, or transfer to the ACCA Qualification and continue with the Applied Skills and Strategic Professional papers.

Students should be registered with ACCA prior to commencing the course:

Accountant in Business:
Owen O’Reilly BA MBS
Head of Professional Accountancy School
Owen is a leading lecturer (formerly BPP) with extensive ACCA and CIMA professional accounting exam experience and over 40 student prize-winners.
His focus is on your exam technique and your exam success. He is well known for his exam techniques, student centred approach and entertaining classes which lead to very high pass rates. For example, 88% passed in P1 in December 2015 (vrs 47% overall).
He is the winner of the UCD/NIB Smurfit Business School Masters Scholarship Award and a double CIMA prize-winner.

Management Accounting
Martin Corboy AITI, FCMA, MBA
Martin Corboy is a graduate of UCD and came first in the world in his final CIMA exams. Martin is an Associate of the Institute of Taxation, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and an Academic Fellow of the Association of International Accountants. He has been lecturing to professional accountancy students for the last 16 years and he has a reputation as one of the top ACCA tutors in Ireland.
We are delighted to welcome Martin to City Colleges where he is a tremendous addition to the team.

Financial Accounting
Georgina Skehan BA (Hons), MSc, FCMA CGMA
Georgina is an accomplished finance and accounting lecturer at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels. She placed 4th in Ireland when completing her own CIMA finals and has brought this expertise into the lecture hall with many of her students placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Ireland and 2nd – 15th in the world across a range of subjects in numerous exam sittings. Georgina has a reputation as being an approachable and supportive lecturer.


Accountant in Business
Management Accounting
Financial Accounting
Foundations in Professionalism (offered by ACCA online)

Accountant in Business – Thursdays 6.30-9.30 pm
Management Accounting – Mondays 6.30-9.30 pm
Financial Accounting – Tuesdays 6.30-9.30pm

Some weekend lectures will be scheduled throughout the course.

Course Fee

€995 (or €1095 if paying the course fee in instalments)

  • Why City Colleges?
    • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
    • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
    • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
    • Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
    • Study rooms and library in our City Centre and Dundrum locations
    • Limited class size
    • Parking