AAT Accountancy Courses

Foundation certificate in accounting

Overview

The Foundation Certificate in Accounting (sometimes known as Level 2) is the AAT’s entry level qualification, made up of five modules in bookkeeping and finance.

Alternatively students can complete the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification, which comprises the two bookkeeping exams, and then progress directly to the Advanced Diploma. Most students complete this level in 6 – 9 months.

Modules

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements Of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Foundation Synoptic

Key Facts

  • Classroom or blended learning
  • Entry level qualification
  • Takes between 6 months & 1 year to complete

Advanced diploma in accounting

Overview

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting (sometimes known as Level 3) is made up of five modules, including a synoptic preparation module. Most students complete this level in 9 – 12 months. Once the Advanced Diploma in Accounting is complete, students can move onto the Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Students should have completed the Foundation Certificate or Bookkeeping Certificate or have a relevant qualification or experience if starting at this level. Apprentices may complete this qualification as part of the Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard.

Modules

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Indirect Tax
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Advanced Synoptic

Key Facts

  • Classroom or blended learning
  • Bookkeeping knowledge or experience essential
  • Takes between 9 months & 1 year to complete

Professional diploma in accounting

Overview

The Professional Diploma (sometimes known as Level 4) comprises three core modules, a synoptic assessment and two optional units from a choice of five. Once completed alongside six months relevant work experience, you will be able to apply for AAT full membership (MAAT).

Modules

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Professional Synoptic
  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Credit Management
  • External Auditing
  • Cash and Treasury Management

Key Facts

  • Classroom or blended learning
  • Students must complete the Advanced Diploma in Accounting first
  • Takes between 1 year & 18 months to complete
  • Compulsory modules: Financial Statements, Budgeting, Management Accounting, Decision and Control & the Professional Synoptic
  • Optional modules (choose 2): Business Tax, Personal Tax, Credit Management, External Auditing, Cash and Treasury Management