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Suitable for 16-18
Level 3
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Subject area Accounting & Finance
  • 05 Sep 2022
  • East Ham Campus

The Accounting study programme is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education. Students will learn and master financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts.

You will also understand business issues regarding value added tax (VAT), which may be known by another name in other countries) issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.

Course description

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance. The study programme covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.

Delivery consists of:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

Additional information

Entry requirements

GCSE Entry

5 GCSEs grade 9-8 including English and Maths

Level 2 Entry

Successful completion of a Level 2 course to a published standard (for example, with a merit grade) with Functional Skills gained at level 2 in English and Maths

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 and/or Intermediate in Accounting

Progression

Skills developed through this qualification can lead to employment as:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Practice Bookkeeper
  • Tax Assistant

Fees and funding

This course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults is TBC.

The course fee does not include following:

  • Cost of registration with AAT which is mandatory for each learner
  • Books for AAT-2
  • Paying for the exam and resits where required

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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