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About the course

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting will suit you if you have completed the Foundation Accounting qualification and would like to build your skills or you’re already working in finance and you’d like a more formal recognition of your skills. 

In addition to attending face-to-face classes fortnightly, students will be expected to undertake between 5 and 6 hours of additional study out of college.

Entry requirements

AAT Level 2 Certificate or related work experience. All applicants will be invited to an interview.

How much does it cost?

Full Course fee: £2573.00

Aged 19-23 free if this is your first full Level 3 qualification

Assessment fees - £70-80 per assessment

AAT admission and annual membership fee - £135

Advanced Learner Loan available

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Why study?

This course will prepare you for junior and entry level accounting roles. It helps to build a solid foundation in finance administration including double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software. At the end of the course you will have developed finance, accountancy, business and communications skills.

Where will this course take me?

Possible job options

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Credit Controller
  • Practice Bookkeeper
  • Tax Assistant 

Core modules

Specific areas covered are:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accounting
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting 

How will I be assessed?

All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments, available to sit periodically throughout the year. This qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, which draws on and tests your understanding of connections between different topics covered across the qualification. 

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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