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The combined AAT Foundation Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Accounting course allows you to study the first two AAT qualification levels in one convenient, affordable package.
You don't need any experience or qualifications to enrol on this online course, making it perfect if you're just starting out on your accountancy career. Once you've completed the course, you'll be qualified for mid-level accounting jobs and be able to move on to the highest level of AAT study, the Professional Diploma.
The AAT Foundation Certificate will give you a solid grasp of essential accounting skills and principles. You'll understand the basics of manual and computerised accounting and how to use these techniques in a 'real world' setting.
During the AAT Advanced Diploma, you'll master more complex financial processes, including VAT for businesses, management accounting costing techniques, advanced spreadsheet skills, and preparing final accounts. You'll also learn about professional ethics.
Studying from home allows you to fit your studies around your work, family and social commitments. You'll get the same education online as you would in a traditional classroom - the course is accredited by AAT, the UK’s largest professional body for accounting technicians, so it’s internationally recognised and highly valued by employers.
You'll be supported throughout by your expert AAT tutor, and you can pay with a flexible interest-free payment plan.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This course is perfect for you if you're just starting out on your accountancy career and want to progress quickly to important accounting roles. It allows you to complete both the Foundation and Advanced levels of the qualification affordably, without having to enrol again.
You don't need any prior experience or qualifications, but you should be comfortable with numbers and have excellent attention to detail.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
- AAT Foundation Certificate
- AAT Advanced Diploma
Training Course Content
In total, these two AAT qualifications have a Total Qualification Time (TQT) value of 860 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 first half of the course, the Foundation Certificate, sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 2, or Level 5 in the Scottish system. The final qualification you'll receive, the Advanced Diploma, sits at Level 3, or Level 6 in the Scottish system.
The first part of this combined qualification, the Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AQ2016 Syllabus), consists of five separate units. They are:
- Bookkeeping transactions
- Bookkeeping controls
- Elements of costing
- Using accounting software
- Work effectively in finance
The second part of this combined qualification, the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (AQ2016 Syllabus), consists of six separate units. They are:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Indirect Tax
- Ethics for Accountants
- Spreadsheets for Accounting
In order to sit your exams and receive your qualification, you'll need to pay:
- AAT Registration Fees
- AAT Annual Student Membership Fees
- AAT Exam Fees
- Exam Centre Administration Fees
After completing the combined course, you'll be ready to take on the most advanced AAT Accounting qualification, the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.
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