Advanced Diploma in Accounting AAT

Course Overview

This level introduces more complex accounting tasks, like preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships.  You’ll also learn how to maintain cost accounting records and preparation of reports and returns.  Financial spreadsheets and Professional Ethics are also covered.

Updated June 2019

Entry Requirements

Completion of AAT Level 2 Accounting or equivalent Accounting qualifications or work experience in Accounting. Open to students of all ages

Course Delivery

Units Include:-

Advanced Bookkeeping
Unit covers:- understanding accepted principles of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping, understating accounting methods or recording non-current assets, accounting for purchases of non-current assets, accounting for depreciation and adjustments, accounting for disposal of non-current assets, preparing and extending the trial balance.

Final Accounts Preparation
Unit covers:-  
understanding the process involved in preparing final accounts, preparing accounting records from incomplete information, producing final accounts for sole traders, understanding partnerships legislative and accounting requirements, preparing a statement of profit or loss appropriation account, preparing a statement of financial position relating to a partnership.

Management Accounting: Costing
Unit covers:- understanding an organisation’s costing system, recording and analysing cost information, apportioning costs to organisational requirements, analysing budget deviations and reporting these to management, using information gathered from costing systems to assist decision making.

Indirect Tax
Unit covers: -
understanding VAT regulations, completing VAT returns accurately and on time, understanding VAT penalties and adjusting for previous errors, communicating VAT information.

Ethics for Accountants – Synoptic
Unit covers: -
understanding principles of ethical working, understanding ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers, understanding when and how to take appropriate action following suspected ethical codes breaches, understating the ethical responsibility of finance professionals in promoting sustainability.

Spreadsheets for Accounting – Synoptic
Unit covers: -
using a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data, selecting and using appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques, presenting, formatting and publishing spreadsheet information.

All tuition is based around classroom lecturers by highly qualified and experienced members of staff. Examinations are on-line assessments

Progression Opportunities

Students will be able to progress to Association of Accounting Technicians AAT Level 4 on completion of this level. The course also provides a qualification that employers are looking for.


Additional Information

Additional fees
AAT Enrolment Fee £44 (unless paid at Level 2 stage)
AAT Membership Fee £94
Exam Fee £231 for all the exams studied in the year                       
Books approx £40          

This course may be funded through our Apprenticeship Scheme or Skills For Industry Scheme – please ask for more details.

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