The AAT Accounting Qualifications provide practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world.
AAT qualifications are open to everyone. You don’t need previous qualifications or experience, and you can work at a pace that fits in with your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills our AAT qualifications can give you the training you need.
You will also benefit from a range of benefits for student members as well as a route into chartered accountancy. Your AAT qualification can give you generous exemptions with leading chartered professional bodies such as ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA.
This suite of qualifications can be undertaken as a Modern Apprenticeship. Modern Apprenticeships are for existing or new employees of all ages. It is a great way to get a funded or part funded qualification whilst you work.
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting SCQF5
The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is the introductory level of the AAT Accounting Qualification. You’ll develop skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchase, sales and general ledgers.
AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting SCQF6
The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is the intermediate level of the Accounting Qualification. It introduces more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.
AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (SCQF8)
The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or progress their career in accountancy and or finance. The purpose of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is to enhance the skills developed from the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, enabling students to maximise opportunities in their current or new employment. By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers,
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s up to you!
One of the benefits of gaining your qualification with us is that we will fit around the needs of the candidate and the organisation they work for. You will see your tutor once a month. You can either come to our training room or our tutor will visit you. If you live at a distance them we are happy to overcome barriers by setting up regular Skype calls.
As this is a vocational qualification you will gather evidence of the topics from work you do. For example if you are covering a document on producing documents you might provide a word document that you have created, an email to your manager asking what is required or an email to a team member with the completed document.
It’s as easy as that! There are times where your tutor may want you to do a piece of writing about something you have completed within your workplace. The tutor may also observe you undertake a specific task or ask your line manager to provide a witness testimony.
One of the first considerations is always ‘how long will it take?’ Undertaking any qualification is a big commitment and you will want to be re-assured that you have time to complete it.
One of the benefits of studying with us is that there are no ‘get this to me by this date or you will not pass’. We work around the commitments of both our learners and the organisations in which they work.
Some people take a year and some complete their qualification in less than 6 months. If you had two hours a week to dedicate to producing the evidence and work needed you could easily complete in 6 to 8 months for a full SVQ.