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Enterprise and Commerce

Accounting AAT Certificate(SCQF 6)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Evening

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

The purpose of the AAT Certificate in Accounting is to offer the foundation of accounting knowledge needed to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside business and personal skills that are transferable to any sector and additional business knowledge relevant to accountancy. The qualification offers a broader focus across several subject areas which enhances employability prospects.

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

There are 4 Mandatory units

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment

How the course is assessed

  • The first 3 units are assessed by means of an end of unit assessment in the college.
  • The Business Environment is a synoptic assessment, taken in the college,  that draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across a number of units.

Number of days per week

  • One evening per week from 6 pm until 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 does not set any entry requirements for this qualification. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths.
  • Accountants work at the very heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.
  • AAT recommends that students use AAT Skillcheck to ensure that they’re ready to start on a particular qualification
  • You can access this at the AAT website

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Completion of the Certificate in Accounting will lead to the AAT Diploma in Accounting.

Career options

  • You may already be working in an accounting or business environment and wish to improve your accounting skills and achieve professional status.
  • This qualification may also be valuable for those entering the workplace for the first time or for those changing careers who would like additional support in upskilling to enter or re-enter, a business environment.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Evening 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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