AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting:

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We match any other online provider's price. The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is an intermediate level qualification that's perfect if you're already working in accounting and are looking to develop your skills. It's also ideal if you've completed the Foundation Certificate/Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and want to continue your professional development.

It'll give you real-world technical accounting knowledge that you can use in your job from day one.

You'll master advanced bookkeeping and final accounts, and further your knowledge of spreadsheets for accounting. You'll learn management costing techniques, and understand VAT issues in business. You'll also cover professional ethics for accountants.

The course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s largest professional body for accounting technicians, so it’s internationally recognised and sought-after by employers.

It's highly flexible, so you can set your own timetable and study at your own pace. You can get started right away with a small deposit, and pay the rest with an interest-free payment plan.

Employer-funded courses can be enrolled as an all-inclusive package including course, exam centre fees, and AAT membership fees.

Live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around your life.

Plus, you’ll be supported throughout your studies by your professional AAT tutor and our excellent student support team.

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.

This course has a Total Qualification Time (TQT) value of 520 hours. The TQT is a measure of how long it will take to complete a qualification and includes the Guided Learning Hours as well as any unsupervised learning and time spent on independent research.

The AAT Advanced Diploma consists of six separate units. They're listed below along with the key topics you'll learn about in each one.

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

Additional entry requirements

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is ideal if you've got a Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification (or Level 2 Certificate, as it was previously known), or if you're currently working in an accounting role. You should have good numeracy skills and attention to detail. You must be over 19, and if English isn't your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Awarding body

Association of Accounting Technicians

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Professional or Industry specific qualification


UK qualification

This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.

Study Hours:

390 hours


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

Online course

Total time for completion:

18 months

per course

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