ACCA Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)



Duration: 2 Years, two evenings per week from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Fee: €1395 per annum (classroom based)

Next course commencing: September 2013 – Enrolling now

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The ACCA Certified Accounting Technician course provides students with the necessary qualification to work effectively in accounting support roles in all sectors of business.

The CAT Qualification is suitable for anyone who wants a solid foundation of knowledge in finance and accounting. It will provide you with all the technical skills and knowledge you need to perform an accounting-support role and work at a technician level. No previous academic qualifications are required to study for this qualification. The ability level is broadly equivalent to the first year of a degree programme/HND. The qualification is part of the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards.

On completion of the Certified Accounting Technician 2 year programme you would be exempt from sitting Qualification Papers F1-F3 and are eligible to progress straight to the Qualification Papers F4 – F9.

On successful completion of the CAT programme you could work in the following types of roles:

  • an accounting role in an small to medium-sized organisation
  • a financial reporting, financial support or supervisory role in a larger organisation
  • a financial supervisory or management role in accounts payables and/or receivables, or a financial role in fixed-asset accounting or in a financial shared service centre
  • an accounting technician role in a commercial organisation.

This course is offered from our Dublin City Centre location (South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2), from our campus in Templeogue, Dublin 6W, and online.

Start date: September 2013

  • Claire Phelan O’ Rourke BBS, ACA.

    Claire has lectured on professional accounting qualification courses for ACCA, ATI and undergraduate finance and accounting programmes for the past four years. She specialises in Financial Accounting & Taxation subjects. Her lectures aim to combine clear explanation of topics with strong interaction on the student’s part. Claire also brings to her lectures experience gained through working in practice in the areas of Tax and Audit of multinationals for over five years.


  • Semester 1
    Lectures for the ACCA CAT Course will start September 2013



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  • “I would highly recommend doing the CAT course at City Colleges. The course extremely detailed but our tutor makes it so easy to understand and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the school makes for an enjoyable and challenging experience.”, Karen Lennon, CAT Student, City Colleges, Templeogue.

    Karen achieved First Place in Ireland and 34th Worldwide, in Paper T3 INT in the ACCA Certified Accounting Technician Examinations in June and December 2010.

    “I have really enjoyed doing the ACCA-CAT  course at City Colleges.  Many thanks  to my lecturer Claire who has always helped and encouraged me to achieve the best results.”  Biljana Stankovic, CAT Student, City Colleges, Templeogue.

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Please contact us on: 1850 25 27 40 or email