The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy and finance. The qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. It is also suitable for those who are at a more intermediate level and looking to develop their skills in accounting, or for those who have already started working in finance and who have a need and desire to attain formal recognition of their skills.
The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks. Advanced Diploma units are:
All assessments are set and marked by AAT. Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments (exams) and one synoptic assessment sat at the end of the course which draws on and examines knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
The accountancy skills developed by studying this qualification will enable students to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning.
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (or similar qualification). Entry onto the course is subject to an interview. The College will help you to assess your current financial and accounting competence, typically by working through a skills check, and will advise on the most appropriate level for you to join the AAT programme.
It is good practice for students to work with employers while studying. For students not in employment, the course tutor can help find work experience placements.
The course is delivered in either a morning and afternoon session or an afternoon and evening session. You will be required to purchase a set of textbooks, which will be available to buy direct from the publisher at a book sale held on enrolment day. Books purchased at enrolment will be heavily discounted.