Professional Diploma in AAT

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting maximises opportunities for employment within a wider accountancy context and will suit those who would like to continue to build their accounting skills or are already working in finance and would like a formal recognition of their skills. It is a 2 year part-time course and a student who passes an AAT assessment is passing a test of real workplace skills, set in a real workplace scenario context, which has been reviewed by practitioners and industry experts. This qualification will suit those that have already completed their Level 3 AAT qualification (or equivalent) and would like to progress to full membership of AAT or study for chartered accountant status. It is also suitable for those that wish to start their own business through AAT licensed member in practice scheme (MIP).
Learner:Adult Part-Time
Subject:Business & Finance
Duration:2 Year(s)
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About the course

By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers, including drafting financial statements for limited companies, knowledge and skills in complex management accounting techniques, the ability to analyse accounting systems and their associated controls, knowledge and skills in specialist accountancy and finance subjects. The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting covers high-level accounting and finance topics and tasks. Students will look at and become comfortable with a wide range of financial management skills and applications, and gain competencies in: drafting financial statements for limited companies; recommending accounting systems strategy, and constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports. If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil our work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.

This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options. The mandatory units are:
• Management accounting: budgeting
• Management accounting: decision and control
• Financial statements of limited companies
• Accounting systems and controls. The optional units are:
• Business tax
• Personal tax
• External auditing
• Cash and treasury management
• Credit management As part of the course we provide you resources with Accountext who provide you textbooks and online resources to support you in your learning journey.

What do I need?

You will need a Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) and GCSE English and maths Grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

Where can I progress next?

Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and, with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the letters MAAT after their name. However, the primary and most important outcome of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is that it can lead to a wide variety of well-paid accountancy and finance jobs, some of which include: professional accounting technician, assistant auditor, assistant management accountant, commercial analyst.

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Professional Diploma in AAT
Digbeth Campus
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Part time
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