SCQF Level 8
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

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. 

This course will be delivered using a flexible online model. The course is fully online giving you the flexibility to study at a convenient time. You will be assigned 1 hour per week where you can contact your tutor for additional support you may need.  You will be required to have access to IT to enable you to complete this part of the course e.g. laptop or a PC or Tablets course.

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What You Will Learn

Mandatory Units:

  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management accounting: Decision and Control
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

Optional units offered:

  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Credit Management
  • External Auditing
  • Personal Taxation
  • Credit Mangement
Entry Requirements
  • 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
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • The course covers four mandatory units and 2 optional units 
  • There will be a Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment in which you apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Progression onto professional Accountancy qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA or ICA  
Career Opportunities
  • Become a full member of the AAT (MAAT) and enhanced employability and promotion prospects within the financial sector 
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Payroll Manager  
  • Senior Fund Accountant 
  • Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Tax Supervisor
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Open learning 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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