Accounting

The AAT is one of the UK’s leading qualification and membership bodies for practical finance and accounting training. These qualification focus on training those working in a finance role to keep financial records and prepare accounts.

AAT Foundation Accounting Level 2 (12 months)
 

  • This qualification will train you in the skills needed for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration.
  • Topics covered will include: how to balance accounts; process invoices and payments; complete VAT returns and help to prepare financial statements and reports. Training will also be provided in how to handle banking and petty cash, as well as working within a business environment.
  • This course is likely to be suitable for staff in Grades 3 to 5 in roles such as Accounts or Finance Assistant, Assistant Accountant.
  • Qualification gained: Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting.
  • This qualification is assessed by the successful completion of five Level 2 AAT exams.
  • This qualifications currently has a fixed start date around the start of the academic year and involves weekly day release during team time. (Approx. 36 days per year). This is supplemented with an additional 3 hours independent study per week.

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3: (18 months)
 

  • With this qualification you will master more complex accounting disciplines.
  • Topics covered will include: financial processes; advanced bookkeeping; final accounts and ethical practices for accountants. If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AATQB status.
  • This course is likely to be suitable for staff in Grades 4 to 6 in roles such as Assistant Accountant, Trainee Accounting Technician, Accounts Clerk, Cashier, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Sales Ledger Clerk.
  • Qualification gained: Apprenticeship Standard for Assistant Accountant and Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting.
  • This qualifications currently has a fixed start date around the start of the academic year and involves weekly day release during team time. (Approx. 36 days per year). This is supplemented with an additional 6 hours independent study per week. The course will also include completion of a training log, portfolio of work based evidence, and an end point assessment.

AAT Professional Accounting / Tax Technician Level 4: (18 – 24 months)

 

  • The purpose of this qualification is to enhance the skills developed in the advanced level.
  • Topics covered will include higher level accounting tasks such as: drafting financial statements; managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax; personal tax; external auditing and credit management and cash and treasury management. Once you’ve passed, you’ll automatically become an AAT affiliate member, and if you have relevant work experience you can qualify for AAT full professional membership.
  • This course is likely to be suitable for staff in Grades 5 to 7 in roles such as Assistant Auditor, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Financial Accountant, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Commercial Analyst, Payroll Manager, Senior Bookkeeper, Senior Financial Officer, Tax Investigations Officer, Personal Tax Assistant and Business Tax Assistant.
  • Qualification gained: Apprenticeship standard in Professional Accounting and Level 4 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
  • This qualification has a fixed start date around the start of the academic year and involve weekly day release during team time. (Approx. 36 days per year). This is supplemented with an additional 9 hours independent study per week. It will also include completion of a training log, portfolio of work based evidence, and an end point assessment.
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