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Apply for the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business (Graduate Programme) on springboardcourses.ie.
Award level: Level 8 equivalent of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
Course start date: TBC; Applications deadline: TBC
Course fee: 90% funded (for eligible applicants). Find out if you’re eligible – read more below.
The Human Capital Initiative (HCI) will deliver an investment targeted towards increasing capacity in focused programmes designed to meet priority skills needs. The Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business is a globally recognised graduate conversion award. The ACCA graduate conversion qualification is designed with an emphasis on knowledge, skills, professional values and competencies which will prepare capable finance professionals who are able to contribute to all business sectors whilst building successful careers for themselves. The graduate conversion programme combines academic study with practical, relevant supervised work experience in an ACCA Approved Employer Environment.
This course is open to all ,regardless of their employment status provided they meet the minimum academic requirements of having a cognate degree award at Level 8 or equivalent of the NFQ and meet the entry requirements for advanced programme entry and satisfy the appropriate national admissions eligibility requirements.
As under Springboard+, other eligible participants will include the unemployed, returners and those in employment. The unemployed and returner categories will have the full cost of the course covered, while those in employment will pay 10% of the cost of the fee.
Recent graduates – who hold level 8 qualification.
The Employed – who hold a level 8 qualification and wish to upskill or reskill to meet required skill needs across a range of sectors.
Those in receipt of eligible DEASP payment – who hold a level 8 qualification and may require additional upskilling or reskilling in order to re-enter employment.
Previously self employed – who hold a level 8 qualification and may require a new qualification to return to self employment or to enter employment.
Returners – who hold a level 8 qualification who may require additional upskilling or reskilling in order to re-enter employment.
Students will be able to enter these courses directly from their undergraduate courses without requiring a year’s break. For example, a student graduating in summer 2020 will be eligible for an HCI Pillar 1 course in autumn 2020. This cohort will be required to pay 10% of the cost of the cost of the course fee.
Any student wishing to study the ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business must have successfully passed or been exempt from the following ACCA subjects:
- BR/FBT – Business and Technology;
- MA/FMA – Management Accounting;
- FA/FFA – Financial Accounting;
- LW – Corporate and Business Law;
- FIP – Foundations in Professionalism.
Subjects covered are:
PM – Performance Management. Syllabus and Study guide can be found here.
TX – Taxation. Syllabus and Study guide can be found here.
FR – Financial Reporting. Syllabus and Study guide can be found here.
AA – Audit and Assurance. Syllabus and Study guide can be found here.
FM – Financial Management. Syllabus and Study guide can be found here.
|Financial Reporting (FR)||Gerry Fahy||September 2020||ACCA FR Timetable|
|Performance Management (PM)||Emer Lang||September 2020||ACCA PM Timetable|
|Audit and Assurance (AA)||Terry Lawless||January 2021||ACCA AA Timetable|
|Taxation (TX)||Stephen Fennell||TBC||TBC|
|Financial Management (FM)||Padraic Lee||March 2021||TBC|
Should you have any questions in regards to the above course, please contact:
T: 087 – 7095982
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