Advanced Certificate Trust and Estate Accounting - Northern Ireland

A good understanding of accounting principles is important for anyone administering an estate or trust. This course starts with basic principles and then focuses on how they apply to the various tasks that trustees and personal representatives need to carry out.

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What does this qualification cover and how is it delivered?

What does this qualification cover?

  • Basic Principles
  • Capital and Income
  • Estate Accounts
  • Trust Accounts
  • Relevant Property Trusts
  • Trusts for Children
  • Trust Administration
  • Valuation
  • Apportionments
  • Abatement
  • Insolvency
  • s41 Administration of Estates Act 1925 and Appropriation of Assets

How is it delivered?

The programme is delivered through a combination of online learning and two online workshops and will take four months to complete. We recommend that you spend four to six hours per week on private study for the four months prior to the examination.

What are the benefits to me and my employer?

Completing the programme successfully will validate your competence and enhance your expertise in:

  • Explaining how and why trustees and personal representatives should keep accounts
  • preparing and maintaining accounts
  • describing Capital and Income Accounts and how tax or fees are attributed and charged to them
Entry advice and requirements

Who would find this qualification useful?

This Advanced Certificate and the Diplomas that it is included in, is suitable for a wide range of practitioners. Past graduates have included members of the accountancy, banking, legal and trust professions (at all levels); charity specialists; a wide range of support staff and paralegals; tax advisors; independent financial advisors and executorship administrators

What are the entry requirements?

Admission depends on meeting the Entry Level requirements, outlined in the Qualifications and Membership Framework.

Further course details

How long will it take to complete

Advanced Certificates take six months to complete from enrolling to sitting the examination.

How much will it cost?

The course fees for each Advanced Certificate can be found on the CLTI website

Where is it available?

This course is available in England and Wales only. For full details visit the CLTI website

What are the course dates?

For full course dates visit the CLTI website

How do I apply?

Find out more information on enrolment

Help and advice

For enquiries on course enrolment please contact CLTI at [email protected] or +44(0)121 362 7733. For any other queries regarding professional development please email STEP at [email protected].

 

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Our Education Partner: CLTI

The Advanced Certificates that make up the STEP Diploma are delivered by STEP's primary training partner, CLTI. CLTI is a professional training, education and qualifications provider for the financial services industry, and over the past 20 years, CLTI and STEP have worked together to develop more than 25 qualifications and training courses that fit practitioners’ needs, and support STEP’s Exam Route to Full Membership