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AAT Level 8 Diploma in Professional Accounting

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Evening

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

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

This course will be delivered by evening classes and a  flexible online model. This can give you the flexibility to study at a convenient time and you will be able to contact your tutor for additional support if needed.  You will be required to have access to IT to enable you to engage in the course e.g. laptop or a PC or Tablet.

Please contact John.Ogden@edinburghcollege.ac.uk for further information

Your employer may be entitled to the funding for this course.

What you will learn

The course comprises 3 mandatory units and 2 optional units chosen from the list below:

Mandatory Units:

  • Applied Management Accounting
  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Internal Systems and Controls

Optional Units:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Cash and Financial Management
  • Credit and Debt Management

How the course is assessed

  • These are assessed individually at an end of the unit through a computer-based assessment in the college.

Number of days per week

One evening per week from 6 pm to 8.45 pm

This course will be delivered by evening classes and a  flexible online model. This can give you the flexibility to study at a convenient time and you will be able to contact your tutor for additional support if needed.  You will be required to have access to IT to enable you to engage in the course e.g. laptop or a PC or Tablet.

Entry requirements

  • AAT Diploma in Accounting would automatically lead to entry into the Professional Accounting Diploma.
  • Alternatively, you may have completed a relevant degree or hold an HNC/D in Accounting.
  • It is recommended that all applicants undertake the online AAT SkillCheck to ascertain their ability and the appropriate entry point. You can access this at the AAT website.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Undertake the AAT SkillCheck to be found on the AAT website

 

 

 

 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • The AAT is a professional qualification and you may not wish to pursue further professional qualifications.
  • Once qualified, and having met AAT’s criteria, students can apply for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the designatory letters MAAT after their name.
  • However, holders of the AAT qualification may wish to pursue other professional qualifications in accounting.
  • Some other professional accounting bodies may offer exemptions from their exams for holders of the AAT:
    • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
    • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
    • CIFPA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)
    • ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland)

Career options

  • Holders of the AAT qualification will have enhanced employability and career prospects within the accounting and finance sector.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Evening 28/08/22 41 Weeks

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