ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA (AAT)
SCQF Level 8
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview
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The purpose of this qualification is to enhance skills developed from the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification, enabling you to maximise your opportunities in their current or new employment. 

What You Will Learn
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Mandatory Units: 
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies 
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting 
  • Management accounting: Decision and control 
  • Accounting Systems and controls 
Optional units offered: 
  • Personal Taxation (day release only) 
  • Credit Management 
  • Cash and Treasury Management (open learning only)
Entry Requirements
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  • Applicants should have completed the AAT Diploma in Accounting (Level 6)  
  • Alternatively, you should have completed an Accounting Degree or HNC/D in Accounting 
  • The degree or HND will allow some exemptions from Level 8 while an HNC may require completion of some additional units from Level 6 
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • The course covers four mandatory units which are assessed at the end of the unit 
  • There are two optional units which are assessed at the end of the?unit 
  • There will be a final computerised exam covering the all units 
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • Progression onto professional Accountancy qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA or ICA  
Career Opportunities
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  • Become a full member of the AAT (MAAT) and enhanced employability and promotion prospects within the financial sector 
  • Accounts assistant 
  • Credit controller 
  • Payroll assistant  
  • Finance assistant 
  • Bookkeeper 
  • Tax assistant 
Number Of Days Per Week
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  • Open learning 
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Student Stories
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An Edinburgh College Accounting student is hoping to calculate his way to award success as he goes up against fellow students at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018. Nineteen-year-old Junjie Xu, who studied a Financial Services Foundation Apprenticeship at Edinburgh College before progressing onto a HND Accounting course, has been shortlisted for Foundation Apprentice of the Year at the annual awards, for his achievements while studying at the College and working with the Financial Services team at Virgin Money. 

Junjie, who is partially sighted, doesn’t let his visual impairment affect his learning or willingness to succeed and embarked upon his Foundation Apprenticeship while studying at the Royal Blind School for Visually Impaired and Blind Children. Junjie said: 

 “When I heard that I was a finalist, it felt great! All of the hard work that I put into achieving the award has paid off and I have overcome some difficult challenges.” 

Read more of our student stories here.
Start Date and Time
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Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 31/08/2020
End Date
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Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
Course Delivery
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FULL TIME PART TIME EVENING OPEN LEARNING BLOCK RELEASE
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