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Flexible Payment Options

You can enrol today from as little as £9.99 and not pay any course fees until . What’s more you’ll be able to access your course materials straight away!

Learn At Your Own Pace

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AAT Bundle: Certificate in Accounting, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma in Accounting

 

Key Points

  • Master complex accounting disciplines
  • Gain a strong understanding of accounting in business
  • Develop specialist accounting knowledge
  • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications
  • Progress your career in accounting
  • Achieve professional MAAT status

About Your AAT Bundle

This comprehensive accounting bundle will give you the opportunity to develop advanced accounting skills to prepare the way for a successful career in accounting.

Each part of this online course bundle will develop your knowledge in specific ways. Ranging from how to maintain accurate financial records and managing budgets, to taxation and financial statements.

This online course bundle is ideal if you want to go from novice to expert in no time. Each course will expand your knowledge, so you’ll be ready to launch your accounting career with a bang.

The Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting will teach you the skills and understanding you need to enter the job market as an accountant, helping to understand business finances, sales invoices and budgets. All essential skills for anyone wanting to work, or progress their career in, accounting.

You can then build on this knowledge with the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. This online course will extend your understanding to include managing accounting costs, ethics, VAT and advanced accounting.

The Level 4 Professional Accounting online course will tackle high-level accounting and finance topics, preparing you for senior business operations, including recommending accounting systems strategy and creating and presenting complex management accounting reports.

You’ll also become proficient in specialist areas like tax, auditing, credit, cash and treasury management.

In completing this course, you will be able to apply for senior accounting roles such as financial analyst or tax manager. Upon passing your online courses, you will also achieve professional MAAT status, making you very desirable to potential employers.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

Your Career with AAT

Once you achieve the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 you should aim to apply for Accountant, or Senior Accountant roles with salaries ranging from £30,000 - £43,000 per year.

Hear Their Stories

Getting Started

This vocational online course bundle will give you the knowledge and qualifications you need to progress your career in accounting.
All three courses are accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). In collaboration with industry leaders and professionals, the online courses give you advanced knowledge and skills based on real world financial contexts.

As a fully online college, there is no need for you to attend classes. You can structure your learning around your circumstances and set your own timetable.

Besides your exams, there are no deadlines. This allows you to work through the course materials quickly, reaching your qualification sooner than you would in a structured classroom setting.

Take your accounting skills to the next level and position yourself as a highly employable candidate in the financial sector.

Additional Fees

As part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

All computer-based examinations are completed at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

AAT Remote Invigilation

For ease and convenience, you can now complete your AAT examination online. learndirect provide AAT Remote Invigilation, an internet-based assessment process that is open to both learndirect and any other student studying an AAT course. Find out more on our AAT Remote Invigilation page.    

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Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Modules

This course comprises of 5 compulsory units, plus an overall Synoptic Assessment.

Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand payment methods
  • Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Use control accounts
  • Use the journal
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book

Unit 3: Elements of Costing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cost recording system within an organisation
  • Use cost recording techniques
  • Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income

Unit 4: Using Accounting Software

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Set up accounting software
  • Process sales and purchases transactions
  • Process bank and cash transactions
  • Perform period end routine tasks
  • Produce reports

Unit 5: Work Effectively in Finance

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the finance function within an organisation
  • Use personal skills development in finance
  • Produce work effectively
  • Understand corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability within organisations

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Modules

This course comprises of 6 compulsory units, plus an overall Synoptic Assessment.

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Record period end adjustments
  • Produce and extend the trial balance

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Produce accounts for sole traders
  • Produce accounts for partnerships
  • Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader

Unit 3: Management Accounting: Costing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation
  • Apply techniques required for dealing with costs
  • Apportion costs according to organisational requirements
  • Analyse and review deviations from budget and report these to management
  • Apply management accounting techniques to support decision making

Unit 4: Indirect Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
  • Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
  • Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
  • Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement

Unit 5: Ethics for Accountants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the need to act ethically
  • Understand the relevance to the accountant’s work of the ethical code for professional accountants
  • Recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role
  • Identify action to take in relation to unethical behaviour or illegal acts

Unit 6: Spreadsheets for Accounting

Please note: This unit requires access to Microsoft Excel.

On completion of this unit you will:

Design and structure appropriate spreadsheets to meet customer needs

  • Use spreadsheet software to record, format and organise data
  • Use relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data
  • Use software tools to verify accuracy and protect data
  • Use tools and techniques to prepare and report accounting information

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 Modules

This course comprises of 4 compulsory units, 2 specialist units, plus an overall Synoptic Assessment.

The compulsory units are:

Management Accounting: Budgeting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Prepare forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Prepare budgets
  • Demonstrate how budgeting can improve organisational performance
  • Report budgetary information to management in a clear and appropriate format

Management Accounting: Decision and Control

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Analyse a range of costing techniques to support the management accounting function of an organisation
  • Calculate and use standard costing to improve performance
  • Demonstrate a range of statistical techniques to analyse business information
  • Use appropriate financial and non-financial performance techniques to aid decision making
  • Evaluate a range of cost management techniques to enhance value and aid decision making

Financial Statements of Limited Companies

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reporting frameworks and ethical principles that underpin financial reporting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key features of a published set of financial statements
  • Draft statutory financial statements for a limited company
  • Draft consolidated financial statements
  • Interpret financial statements using ratio analysis

Accounting Systems and Controls

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the accounting function within an organisation
  • Evaluate internal control systems
  • Evaluate an organisation’s accounting system and underpinning procedures
  • Analyse recommendations made to improve an organisation’s accounting system

The specialist units are:

Business Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Complete tax returns for sole traders and partnerships and prepare supporting tax computations
  • Complete tax returns for limited companies and prepare supporting tax computations
  • Provide advice on the UK’s tax regime and its impact on sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
  • Advise business clients on tax reliefs, and their responsibilities and their agent’s responsibilities in reporting taxation to HMRC
  • Prepare tax computations for the sale of capital assets

Personal Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Analyse the theories, principles and rules that underpin taxation systems
  • Calculate a UK taxpayer’s total income
  • Calculate income tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions payable by a UK taxpayer
  • Account for capital gains tax
  • Discuss the basics of inheritance tax

External Auditing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of auditing
  • Demonstrate the importance of professional ethics
  • Evaluate the audited entity's system of internal control
  • Evaluate audit procedures for obtaining audit evidence
  • Evaluate the planning process 6. Evaluate audit procedures

Cash and Treasury Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Use statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of cash receipts and payments
  • Prepare cash budgets and monitor cash flows within the organisation
  • Evaluate the principles of cash management within the context of regulation and government monetary policies
  • Evaluate ways of raising finance in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Evaluate ways of investing surplus funds within organisational policies

Credit Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Analyse relevant legislation and contract law that has an impact on the credit control environment
  • Critically analyse information from a variety of sources to assess credit risk and grant credit in compliance with organisational policies and procedures
  • Evaluate a range of techniques to collect debts
  • Critically evaluate credit control in line with organisational policies and procedures
  • Present advice and recommendations to management on the credit control system

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin with a good standard of English and maths. Professional Accountants work at the heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience. Ideally, students should also have completed the AAT Foundation and Advanced level qualifications.

AAT recommends that students use AAT Skills Check to ensure that they are ready to start on a particular qualification.

AAT Student Membership

As a professional body and as part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

If you have been declared bankrupt, entered into an arrangement with creditors, the subject of a County Court Judgement (CCJ), or any criminal convictions or civil sanction, you will need to provide details about the circumstances when you register.

Answering ‘yes’ to one or more of these declarations while registering isn’t necessarily a bar to AAT membership but AAT must consider the suitability of the applicant to ensure that, as a member of AAT, the person will maintain public confidence in the accountancy profession.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential so that you can:

  • Study AAT bookkeeping and accounting qualifications
  • Access the AAT website via your learndirect portfolio
  • Sit AAT assessments and computer-based exam
  • Access resources and support to help you succeed in your studies and progress your career.

When studying an AAT qualification, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT training providers or assessment centres and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

Computer-based assessments 

AAT’s computer-based assessments are marked one of three ways:

  • Wholly computer marked, and so results will be available automatically
  • Partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks
  • Wholly human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks

When are you assessed?

You will sit assessments when you are ready, as agreed with your training provider. You will need to check with your training provider as to the availability and schedule for completing your assessments.

In September 2016 AAT introduced a new type of assessment - synoptic assessments. Synoptic assessments will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of the qualification and are taken at specific times of the year.

Fees

Computer-based exams are taken under invigilated conditions at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

AAT

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded:

  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 (Qualification Number: 601/6552/2)
  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 (Qualification Number: 601/6554/6)
  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 (Qualification Number: 601/6551/0)

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting can give qualified students exemptions towards all or parts of the UK’s chartered and certified accountancy qualifications. The following chartered bodies offer exemptions to AAT students:

  1. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  2. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  3. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  4. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

New AAT Qualification: What You Need to Know

On 1st February 2022, the new AAT qualification ‘Q2022’ will be coming into effect, but if you are currently studying on the current Q2016 qualification, you have until June 2023 to complete the Level of your course.

Please note that you will not have to complete the entire AAT framework by June 2023, just the Level you are studying.

If you complete the Level you are on after 1st February 2022, the next Level you will move on to will be the Q2022 qualification. If you complete the Level you are on before 1st February 2022, you could start the next Level at the current standards, which means that you will have until June 2023 to complete the Level.

For those of you currently studying the AQ2016 qualification, you can choose to move on to the Q2022 after 1st February 2022.

AAT works across the globe with around 140,000 members in more than 90 countries. Their members, including students, are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world.

AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals. Many of AAT members occupy senior, well-rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.

AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides their students and members with a professional status to be proud of.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a world-renowned professional body of accountants with members across 90 countries. As such it is one of the most widely regarded and respected accounting bodies in the world.

Whether you have a small business or want to further your accounting or bookkeeping career, gaining an AAT accredited qualification will give you the skills you need to achieve your goal.

AAT accredited qualification are also internationally recognised, opening up career opportunities around the world, allowing you to expand your financial horizons in diverse and exciting new ways.

Once you achieve the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 you should aim to apply for Accountant, or Senior Accountant roles with salaries ranging from £30,000 - £43,000 per year.

AAT Salary Guide

Source: AAT Salary Guide 2017

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AAT Bundle: Certificate in Accounting, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma in Accounting

 

Key Points

  • Master complex accounting disciplines
  • Gain a strong understanding of accounting in business
  • Develop specialist accounting knowledge
  • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications
  • Progress your career in accounting
  • Achieve professional MAAT status

About Your AAT Bundle

This comprehensive accounting bundle will give you the opportunity to develop advanced accounting skills to prepare the way for a successful career in accounting.

Each part of this online course bundle will develop your knowledge in specific ways. Ranging from how to maintain accurate financial records and managing budgets, to taxation and financial statements.

This online course bundle is ideal if you want to go from novice to expert in no time. Each course will expand your knowledge, so you’ll be ready to launch your accounting career with a bang.

The Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting will teach you the skills and understanding you need to enter the job market as an accountant, helping to understand business finances, sales invoices and budgets. All essential skills for anyone wanting to work, or progress their career in, accounting.

You can then build on this knowledge with the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. This online course will extend your understanding to include managing accounting costs, ethics, VAT and advanced accounting.

The Level 4 Professional Accounting online course will tackle high-level accounting and finance topics, preparing you for senior business operations, including recommending accounting systems strategy and creating and presenting complex management accounting reports.

You’ll also become proficient in specialist areas like tax, auditing, credit, cash and treasury management.

In completing this course, you will be able to apply for senior accounting roles such as financial analyst or tax manager. Upon passing your online courses, you will also achieve professional MAAT status, making you very desirable to potential employers.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

Your Career with AAT

Once you achieve the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 you should aim to apply for Accountant, or Senior Accountant roles with salaries ranging from £30,000 - £43,000 per year.

Hear Their Stories

Getting Started

This vocational online course bundle will give you the knowledge and qualifications you need to progress your career in accounting.
All three courses are accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). In collaboration with industry leaders and professionals, the online courses give you advanced knowledge and skills based on real world financial contexts.

As a fully online college, there is no need for you to attend classes. You can structure your learning around your circumstances and set your own timetable.

Besides your exams, there are no deadlines. This allows you to work through the course materials quickly, reaching your qualification sooner than you would in a structured classroom setting.

Take your accounting skills to the next level and position yourself as a highly employable candidate in the financial sector.

Additional Fees

As part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

All computer-based examinations are completed at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

AAT Remote Invigilation

For ease and convenience, you can now complete your AAT examination online. learndirect provide AAT Remote Invigilation, an internet-based assessment process that is open to both learndirect and any other student studying an AAT course. Find out more on our AAT Remote Invigilation page.    

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  • Access your course materials immediately
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround
  • Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)
  • Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand
  • Interact with your tutors directly during your class
  • Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality
  • Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround

Modules

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 Modules

This course comprises of 5 compulsory units, plus an overall Synoptic Assessment.

Unit 1: Bookkeeping Transactions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance

Unit 2: Bookkeeping Controls

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand payment methods
  • Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Use control accounts
  • Use the journal
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book

Unit 3: Elements of Costing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cost recording system within an organisation
  • Use cost recording techniques
  • Provide information on actual and budgeted costs and income

Unit 4: Using Accounting Software

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Set up accounting software
  • Process sales and purchases transactions
  • Process bank and cash transactions
  • Perform period end routine tasks
  • Produce reports

Unit 5: Work Effectively in Finance

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the finance function within an organisation
  • Use personal skills development in finance
  • Produce work effectively
  • Understand corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability within organisations

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Modules

This course comprises of 6 compulsory units, plus an overall Synoptic Assessment.

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Record period end adjustments
  • Produce and extend the trial balance

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Produce accounts for sole traders
  • Produce accounts for partnerships
  • Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader

Unit 3: Management Accounting: Costing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation
  • Apply techniques required for dealing with costs
  • Apportion costs according to organisational requirements
  • Analyse and review deviations from budget and report these to management
  • Apply management accounting techniques to support decision making

Unit 4: Indirect Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
  • Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
  • Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
  • Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement

Unit 5: Ethics for Accountants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the need to act ethically
  • Understand the relevance to the accountant’s work of the ethical code for professional accountants
  • Recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role
  • Identify action to take in relation to unethical behaviour or illegal acts

Unit 6: Spreadsheets for Accounting

Please note: This unit requires access to Microsoft Excel.

On completion of this unit you will:

Design and structure appropriate spreadsheets to meet customer needs

  • Use spreadsheet software to record, format and organise data
  • Use relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data
  • Use software tools to verify accuracy and protect data
  • Use tools and techniques to prepare and report accounting information

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 Modules

This course comprises of 4 compulsory units, 2 specialist units, plus an overall Synoptic Assessment.

The compulsory units are:

Management Accounting: Budgeting

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Prepare forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Prepare budgets
  • Demonstrate how budgeting can improve organisational performance
  • Report budgetary information to management in a clear and appropriate format

Management Accounting: Decision and Control

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Analyse a range of costing techniques to support the management accounting function of an organisation
  • Calculate and use standard costing to improve performance
  • Demonstrate a range of statistical techniques to analyse business information
  • Use appropriate financial and non-financial performance techniques to aid decision making
  • Evaluate a range of cost management techniques to enhance value and aid decision making

Financial Statements of Limited Companies

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reporting frameworks and ethical principles that underpin financial reporting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key features of a published set of financial statements
  • Draft statutory financial statements for a limited company
  • Draft consolidated financial statements
  • Interpret financial statements using ratio analysis

Accounting Systems and Controls

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the accounting function within an organisation
  • Evaluate internal control systems
  • Evaluate an organisation’s accounting system and underpinning procedures
  • Analyse recommendations made to improve an organisation’s accounting system

The specialist units are:

Business Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Complete tax returns for sole traders and partnerships and prepare supporting tax computations
  • Complete tax returns for limited companies and prepare supporting tax computations
  • Provide advice on the UK’s tax regime and its impact on sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
  • Advise business clients on tax reliefs, and their responsibilities and their agent’s responsibilities in reporting taxation to HMRC
  • Prepare tax computations for the sale of capital assets

Personal Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Analyse the theories, principles and rules that underpin taxation systems
  • Calculate a UK taxpayer’s total income
  • Calculate income tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions payable by a UK taxpayer
  • Account for capital gains tax
  • Discuss the basics of inheritance tax

External Auditing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of auditing
  • Demonstrate the importance of professional ethics
  • Evaluate the audited entity's system of internal control
  • Evaluate audit procedures for obtaining audit evidence
  • Evaluate the planning process 6. Evaluate audit procedures

Cash and Treasury Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Use statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of cash receipts and payments
  • Prepare cash budgets and monitor cash flows within the organisation
  • Evaluate the principles of cash management within the context of regulation and government monetary policies
  • Evaluate ways of raising finance in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Evaluate ways of investing surplus funds within organisational policies

Credit Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Analyse relevant legislation and contract law that has an impact on the credit control environment
  • Critically analyse information from a variety of sources to assess credit risk and grant credit in compliance with organisational policies and procedures
  • Evaluate a range of techniques to collect debts
  • Critically evaluate credit control in line with organisational policies and procedures
  • Present advice and recommendations to management on the credit control system

Requirements

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin with a good standard of English and maths. Professional Accountants work at the heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience. Ideally, students should also have completed the AAT Foundation and Advanced level qualifications.

AAT recommends that students use AAT Skills Check to ensure that they are ready to start on a particular qualification.

AAT Student Membership

As a professional body and as part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

If you have been declared bankrupt, entered into an arrangement with creditors, the subject of a County Court Judgement (CCJ), or any criminal convictions or civil sanction, you will need to provide details about the circumstances when you register.

Answering ‘yes’ to one or more of these declarations while registering isn’t necessarily a bar to AAT membership but AAT must consider the suitability of the applicant to ensure that, as a member of AAT, the person will maintain public confidence in the accountancy profession.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential so that you can:

  • Study AAT bookkeeping and accounting qualifications
  • Access the AAT website via your learndirect portfolio
  • Sit AAT assessments and computer-based exam
  • Access resources and support to help you succeed in your studies and progress your career.

Assessment

When studying an AAT qualification, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT training providers or assessment centres and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

Computer-based assessments 

AAT’s computer-based assessments are marked one of three ways:

  • Wholly computer marked, and so results will be available automatically
  • Partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks
  • Wholly human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks

When are you assessed?

You will sit assessments when you are ready, as agreed with your training provider. You will need to check with your training provider as to the availability and schedule for completing your assessments.

In September 2016 AAT introduced a new type of assessment - synoptic assessments. Synoptic assessments will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of the qualification and are taken at specific times of the year.

Fees

Computer-based exams are taken under invigilated conditions at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

Qualifications

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Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded:

  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 (Qualification Number: 601/6552/2)
  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 (Qualification Number: 601/6554/6)
  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 (Qualification Number: 601/6551/0)

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting can give qualified students exemptions towards all or parts of the UK’s chartered and certified accountancy qualifications. The following chartered bodies offer exemptions to AAT students:

  1. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  2. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  3. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  4. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

New AAT Qualification: What You Need to Know

On 1st February 2022, the new AAT qualification ‘Q2022’ will be coming into effect, but if you are currently studying on the current Q2016 qualification, you have until June 2023 to complete the Level of your course.

Please note that you will not have to complete the entire AAT framework by June 2023, just the Level you are studying.

If you complete the Level you are on after 1st February 2022, the next Level you will move on to will be the Q2022 qualification. If you complete the Level you are on before 1st February 2022, you could start the next Level at the current standards, which means that you will have until June 2023 to complete the Level.

For those of you currently studying the AQ2016 qualification, you can choose to move on to the Q2022 after 1st February 2022.

AAT works across the globe with around 140,000 members in more than 90 countries. Their members, including students, are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world.

AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals. Many of AAT members occupy senior, well-rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.

AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides their students and members with a professional status to be proud of.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a world-renowned professional body of accountants with members across 90 countries. As such it is one of the most widely regarded and respected accounting bodies in the world.

Whether you have a small business or want to further your accounting or bookkeeping career, gaining an AAT accredited qualification will give you the skills you need to achieve your goal.

AAT accredited qualification are also internationally recognised, opening up career opportunities around the world, allowing you to expand your financial horizons in diverse and exciting new ways.

Once you achieve the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 you should aim to apply for Accountant, or Senior Accountant roles with salaries ranging from £30,000 - £43,000 per year.

AAT Salary Guide

Source: AAT Salary Guide 2017

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