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STE555 - Level 5 Apprenticeship – Electrical Training Programme (Phase Two)

As part of the Electrical Apprenticeship Training Programme, learners will complete Phase 2 of their training programme in Monaghan Institute. This Phase of training includes installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of various wiring systems and services in domestic, comercial and industrial applications.

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Is this course for you?

When choosing a career as an electrician it opens a range of career and specialty paths from being self-employed or as part of a larger business. In the electrical industry many electricians choose a specialty that they focus on whether it is building and construction, green energy/solar, automation, manufacturing, mining, energy or water supply industries.

What will you study?

In phase 2 of the Electrical Apprenticeship you will learn about installation techniques for both domestic and industrial installations. You will also learn about panel wiring and motor control. All associated electrical theory will be comprehensively covered.

Areas of study include:

  • Electrical science
  • Installation Techniques 1 (Domestic)
  • Installation Techniques 2 (Industrial)
  • Panel Wiring and Motor Control
  • Fundamentals of alternative electrical energy sources
  • Team Leadership
  • Communications

Entry Requirements

The minimum age at which the employment of an apprentice may commence is 16 years of age.

 

The minimum educational requirements are:

1. Grade D in five subjects in the Department of Education & Skills Junior Certificate Examination or an approved equivalent

Or

2. The successful completion of an approved Pre-Apprenticeship course

Or

3. Three years’ work experience gained over sixteen years of age in a relevant designated industrial activity as SOLAS shall deem acceptable

Note: These are the current approved minimum educational requirements for apprenticeship programmes, however, previous experience of the following subjects would be an advantage but not essential: Mathematics, Technology, Technical Drawing/Graphics, Physics or Construction Studies.

Qualification

Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Electrical.

What next?

To apply now for this Apprenticeship and for further information please contact:

Caroline Flanagan
Senior Training Advisor
Tel: 049-4331044

Irene Mc Avinue
Tel: 049-4353922

Email: apprenticeships@cmetb.ie
Website: www.apprenticeships.ie

STE555 - Level 5 Apprenticeship – Electrical Training Programme (Phase Two)

As part of the Electrical Apprenticeship Training Programme, learners will complete Phase 2 of their training programme in Monaghan Institute. This Phase of training includes installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of various wiring systems and services in domestic, comercial and industrial applications.

STE555 - Level 5 Apprenticeship – Electrical Training Programme (Phase Two)

Fees NIL

There are no fees associated with Apprenticeship Programmes as they are fully funded by SOLAS

STE555 - Level 5 Apprenticeship – Electrical Training Programme (Phase Two)

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you are qualified to work within the recognised trade or profession. Graduates have progressed to work for various companies including:
Mercury Engineering | Jones Engineering | Kirby Group Engineering | Clarke Electrical Engineering | ESB.

Many apprentices also use their apprenticeship qualification as a platform to launch careers such as:
Engineers│ Managers │ Owners of Businesses │ Teachers │ Instructors.

Degree Progression

Following successful completion of your Electrical Apprenticeship you can get an exemption from Year 1 of a Level 8 Electrical Engineering Degree.

Level 5 Apprenticeship – Accounting Technician (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting)

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a new pathway to a career in business, accountancy and finance, where apprentices are mentored through a two-year, work-based learning programme.

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What is the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship?

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a two-year, work-based learning programme which leads to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting.

Places are awarded via a competitive interview process, where applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria (see below) are put forward to participating employers for consideration. If you are successful at interview stage, your new employer will issue you with a two-year contract and you start your apprenticeship in September 2018.

You will work four days a week in an office environment, and study one day a week at Monaghan Institute. You will be paid a salary of at least €18k a year, and enjoy fully funded college tuition fees.

You will emerge from the programme with a valuable qualification, which is strengthened by two years of practical work experience in accounting and finance.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for membership of ATI, the leading professional body for Accounting Technicians in Ireland and the provider of the highly sought-after MIATI designation.

What does an Accounting Technician do?

Maintaining a set of accounts is a fundamental element of any business from a sole trader to large multinationals.

An Accounting Technician supports all elements of accounts function, including income and expenditure, balance sheet transactions, statutory returns and payroll requirements.

The Accounting Technician is concerned with bookkeeping, and processes all accounts payable and receivable in order to prepare, or support the preparation of, periodic accounts. They record and monitor income and expenditure including accrued and deferred income.

The Accounting Technician completes regular bank reconciliations and accounts for/completes statutory returns. Regular analysis and reports are undertaken to contribute to producing accounts.

The Accounting Technician produces management accounts and supplies vital financial information as to the running of the Company. They have the ability to do costing and cost controls.

The Accounting Technician prepares company annual budgets and monitors the progress of this throughout the year. They prepare, or assist in the preparation of, company year-end financial statements.

Is this programme for me?

Motivation

Firstly, you should have a clear motivation to become an Accounting Technician and develop a career in accountancy. It is important to consider why you are interested in the programme, and what is it about accounting that appeals to you as a career path!

To succeed at interview stage, you must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Motivation to learn and achieve.
  • Dedicated class and work attendance.
  • Proficient time management.
  • Reliability when on the job.
  • Professional etiquette.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and use your own initiative.

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria are as follows:

Leaving Cert students and applicants under 23

Leaving Certificate students 2017 and 2018 should have at least 310 CAO points and at least an O5 grade in English and Maths or Accountancy. If you are sitting your Leaving Cert in June 2018, you can apply for the programme with your mock results, but any final offer will be subject to your Leaving Cert results.

For applicants aged under 23 who sat the Leaving Cert in 2014, 2015 or 2016, this is 300 CAO points and a D3 in Ordinary Level English and Maths of Accountants.

If you undertook a PLC course after your Leaving Cert, you are considered a Previous Qualification Holder, and should provide details on your application form. Previous Qualification Holders do not need to provide Leaving Cert points, a pass in a PLC Level 5 or 6 is sufficient for our entry requirements.

See the Previous Qualification Holder Eligibility Guide below. The levels refer to the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) in the Republic of Ireland.

Mature learners (23 and above) with previous qualifications

Mature learners are eligible to apply. Previous qualification holders should provide details of their qualifications during the application process.

Applicants with no previous qualifications

Where an applicant has no (formal) qualification, eligibility will be determined through a series of questions.

Generally this will be done during the ATI telephone interview but it can be done in person where appropriate.

Enhanced Eligibility Criteria

All applicants should bear in mind that individual employers have the discretion to enhance the entrance criteria beyond the minimum academic standards.

Commitments and study

The duration of this programme is two years from the commencement date in September 2018. You should be able to commit to completing the programme syllabus while working in full-time employment over the two years.

You will be attending off-the-job training at college one day and working with an employer four days during college term time (on-the-job training) on a weekly basis. Outside of college term, you will be working five days a week.

Additional home study will be needed to ensure success in the programme.

You are entitled to three weeks’ study leave from your employer each year, and you will be required to sit the ATI exams in May each year.

What next?

If you would like to become an Accounting Technician Apprenticeship in September 2018, please visit www.accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie to read:

  • The full Accounting Technician Occupational Profile
  • The detailed Recruitment Process
  • The full Eligibility Guide and Application Advice

Then complete the Online Application, carefully following the instructions.

ATI will follow up on your application directly.

Further Resources:

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- Level 5 Apprenticeship – Accounting Technician (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting)

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a new pathway to a career in business, accountancy and finance, where apprentices are mentored through a two-year, work-based learning programme.

- Level 5 Apprenticeship – Accounting Technician (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting)

Fees NIL

- Level 5 Apprenticeship – Accounting Technician (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting)

Career Progression

Successful graduates will also receive generous exemptions on Chartered Accountants Ireland’s study programmes, so that they can continue to progress their career within the profession. So by choosing the Apprenticeship route, they have the opportunity to become fully qualified Chartered Accountants in just five years.

Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals employed throughout all levels of finance across the public sector, industry, private accountancy practices and self-employment. They perform a wide range of roles including:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Accounting & Budgeting
  • Costing & Credit Control
  • Payroll Administration
  • Tax Returns

Further Information

If you would like to become an Accounting Technician Apprenticeship in September 2018, please visit www.accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie to read:

  • The full Accounting Technician Occupational Profile
  • The detailed Recruitment Process
  • The full Eligibility Guide and Application Advice

Then complete the Online Application, carefully following the instructions.

ATI will follow up on your application directly.