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The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is an intermediate level qualification that's perfect for those already working in accounting and are looking to develop and refine their accounting skills.
It'll give real-world technical accounting knowledge that can be immediately put to use - making it great for results-driven teams that value continual professional development.
Mastering advanced bookkeeping and final accounts, students will also further their knowledge of spreadsheets for accounting. They'll learn management costing techniques, and understand VAT issues in business. The course also covers professional ethics for accountants.
- 97% would recommend AAT to family, friends and colleagues.
- 7/10 say that their earning potential has increased since completing their AAT qualification.
This course is highly flexible - live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around work commitments. They're also recorded so they can be watched and re-watched as many times as needed.
It should take around 520 hours to complete.
The AAT Advanced Diploma consists of six separate units. They're listed below.
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Indirect Tax
- Ethics for Accountants
- Spreadsheets for Accounting
The course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s largest professional body for accounting technicians. AAT qualifications are the gold standard in practical accounting - they train over 70,000 people around the world each year, and award more than 90% of all vocational accounting qualifications.
The Advanced Diploma in Accounting(AQ2016 Syllabus) is worth 53 UCAS credits. It sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 3, or Level 6 in the Scottish system.
Before sitting exams, the following fees must be paid:
- AAT Registration Fees
- AAT Annual Student Membership Fees (can be included in payment plans)
- AAT Exam Fees
- Exam Centre Administration Fees
Our course advisors can supply the latest AAT fee information, and advise on how to pay them. Exam centre fees will vary depending on the centre chosen.
Employer-funded courses can be enrolled as an all-inclusive package including course, exam centre fees, and AAT Membership fees.
Who is this course for?
The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is ideal following the completion of a Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification (or Level 2 Certificate, as it was previously known), or with accounting experience.
Students should also have good numeracy skills and attention to detail.
Students wishing to enrol on this course must be 19 years or older with proficiency in the English language or an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
On completion of the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, graduates will be equipped to succeed in roles such as:
- Accounts Assistant
- Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
- Professional Bookkeeper
- Corporate Recovery Analyst
- Credit Controller
- Finance Officer
- Indirect Tax Manager
- Payroll Supervisor
- Senior Bookkeeper