Certificate in Advanced Taxation (Postgraduate)
Become a Tax Specialist with a Difference in this Applied and Industry Led Course Led Course
The Certificate in Advanced Taxation is a postgraduate course which enables accounting professionals to significantly extend their skills, knowledge and client engagement rates in the increasingly complex domestic and global taxation environment.
Utilising a highly practical approach taught by a lecturing team with outstanding industry experience. This course develops both technical and legal know-how in taxation, augmented by the development of a wider strategic management mindset.
Next Level Skillnet funding is available for companies who support their employees to undertake this course and who meet the eligibility criteria. This funding will cover 40% of the fee cost for participating companies. For more details please see here.
Conditions of funding:
- The company must not be a public-sector company
- The company must either be paying employee’s fees directly or if the employee is paying their fees they should be reimbursed
- Self-Employed individuals are eligible for funding
Why Study Advanced Taxation at Griffith College?
Taxation is a highly technical and complex area which changes frequently and requires ongoing monitoring of policy. However, it is not only the tax knowledge that needs constant updating, but also the application of that knowledge and how we conduct ourselves with clients (both internal and external), that needs to be considered. There has always been a requirement for tax specialists, and this will continue to be the case. This course is designed to meet that need and will provide students with:
- Extensive industry collaboration with thought leaders in tax, nationally and internationally
- A clear client centred focus and more qualitative, innovative consultancy insights.
- Deep knowledge and application across a broad range of taxation issues, for Irish tax frameworks and international considerations.
- A combination of research and consultancy to provide a highly specialised and sought after range of skills and competencies
- Access to a network of employers and industry leaders through applied assessments, including live client cases
- Dublin - Blended, Part-Time - September 2024
This module develops skills in not only in the interpretation and understanding of Irish tax legislation, but also in the application and provision of appropriate value added tax advice to meet each client’s needs, whether that client be an individual, a family business or a corporation.
This module analyses the principal features of the International Tax Law system, including the OECD Model Income Tax Convention and EC law as it affects Member States’ tax systems. It examines important issues such as the different approaches to Corporate Income Taxation, tackling International Tax Avoidance, International Tax Law as it applies to developing countries, and the issues in modifying established International Tax Rules to regulate E-commerce activity. This module is especially suited to those seeking a career within the tax department of multinationals.
This module uses applied and live clients to develop students' strategic and critical thinking, integrating taxation knowledge and skills within the broader organisational, strategic taxation context. It is designed to build the competencies needed to work in a professional taxation environment, together with developing soft skills (namely teamwork, oral and written communication and IT skills).
Semester starts – w/c 18th September 2023
- Semester ends – w/c 11th December 2023
- Assignment week – w/c 6th November 2023
How to Apply
Applicants are required to hold an approved honours degree of at least an H22 standard or a professional body qualification in an accounting/finance-related field. Applications on the basis of prior experiential learning are welcomed in line with the college's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
This course has been approved by Next Level Skillnet for a fee subsidy of up to 45% for students whose company is a member of their network. For more information and to check eligibility please contact:
Next Level Skillnet – Sue Davies at: [email protected]
Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.
An Academic Administration Fee of €250 is payable each September at the start of term. For students starting in the January/February term, €125 is payable in February, and then €250 will be payable each September from then onwards. A 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Study Mode: Part-Time
Next Level Skillnet has approved this course for a fee subsidy of up to 45% for students whose company is a member of their network. For more information and to check eligibility please contact:
Next Level Skillnet – Sue Davies at: [email protected]
Applicants wishing to receive funding should ensure their employer is a member of the Next Level Skillnet by completing the Membership Form below, followed by the Trainee Profile Form.
Next Level Skillnet Membership Form – Employer Details
Next Level Skillnet Trainee Profile Form – Student details
An Academic Administration Fee of €250 is payable each September at the start of term. For students starting in the January/February term, €125 is payable in February, and then €250 will be payable each September from then onwards.
A 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted. The fees above relate to Year 1 fees only.
Flexible payment options
Students wishing to pay their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please view our Fees information page for more information and assistance.
2% Learner Protection Charge
All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.
The programme is intended for applicants who wish to pursue a successful career, with a specialisation in tax. Successful completion of this programme offers a pathway to the Postgraduate Diploma or Masters of Science in Accounting and Finance Management with 15ECTS available as APL grades.