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Course description

The AAT Accounting Qualification is based on a simple

rule of thumb. It's called the real world. Driven by the true-life

expertise and knowledge that make a successful accounting

professional, our qualification will give you the skills to excel

at a wide range of accounting and finance jobs. Training is

flexible, practical and open to all, regardless of your age or

previous experience.

Having AAT qualified staff is good news for employers, too.

It shows them that you have practical skills in accounting,

underpinned by thorough knowledge that will help you

achieve success in the workplace. And if you're already

working in accounting, an AAT qualification is a great way

to build your skills and progress your career.

AAT trained people are proving indispensable assets to

players like the NHS, Morrisons, Vodafone and KPMG.

Small wonder we're one of the UK's largest awarding bodies

of skills-based accounting qualifications.

So widely acknowledged is the value of our training that many

employers actively seek AAT qualified staff. And since our

qualification is recognised internationally, some students go

on to find work in other countries outside the UK.

Course content

Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
This level teaches skills relevant to finance officer roles.

  • Preparing and recording financial documentation
  • Maintaining and reconciling the cash book
  • Maintaining petty cash records
  • Processing business transactions and extracting a trial balance
  • Maintaining the journal and control accounts
  • Providing basic cost and revenue information
  • Computerised Accounting
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance, covering communication skills, understanding of role and function, managing self and team working.

Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
This level is approximately equivalent to an A-Level or Highers, and teaches finance officer processes.

  • Preparing final accounts for partnerships and sole traders
  • Cash management
  • Providing cost and revenue information
  • Preparing and completing VAT returns
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance
  • Spreadsheets.

Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
This level is approximately equivalent to the first year of an honours degree, and teaches skills most relevant to finance team leader roles.

Mandatory topics

  • Drafting financial statements
  • Drafting budgets
  • Measuring financial performance
  • Evaluating accounting systems

Optional topics (choose 2)

  • Credit Management
  • Calculating personal tax
  • Calculating business tax
  • Auditing financial statements.

Entry requirements

We look for students with Maths and English at grade C or above, however all candidates will be considered.


Assessment is through computer based exams and computer based assessments, you may also have the opportunity to collect work based evidence to prove your competence within units.

Financial information

16 - 18 Fully funded

19 + fully/part funded (please contact us for details)

Future opportunities

Once you have completed the full AAT qualification (Level 2, 3 & 4) you could continue your studies and go onto CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW to further your accounting knowledge.

Further information

Level 2 day release on Monday

Level 3 day release on Tuesday

Level 4 day release on Wednesday

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

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