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Accounting AAT Diploma level 7

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Open learning
Evening

Duration 20 - 41 weeks

Start date Multiple available

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Course overview

The AAT Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and will help you to pursue a rewarding career in accountancy and finance. You will be provided with the specialist knowledge and skills required to progress into employment in an accounting or finance role or to apply for further study of accountancy and finance. 

This qualification is suitable for those who have completed the AAT Certificate in Accounting and wish to progress or are at a more intermediate level and looking to develop their skills in accounting. The Diploma in Accounting is also suited to those who have already started working in finance and who have a need to attain formal recognition of skills or school leavers who are interested in pursuing a career in this occupational area. It is also suited to adult students and those looking for a career change. 

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 Tablets course.

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 the following Mandatory units

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Business

How the course is assessed

  • There are four mandatory units that you will be assessed on.
  • 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 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 Tablets course.

Entry requirements

  • AAT Certificate in Accounting would automatically lead to entry to the Diploma in Accounting.
  • For those candidates with other qualifications, it is recommended that you possess a good standard of English and mathematics, for example, certification in at least a National 5 level for both English and Maths.
  • If you have other relevant school or college qualifications, a degree or some accounting experience, then these may be considered appropriate for entry.
  • For all applicants, it is recommended that you undertake the online AAT SkillCheck to ascertain your ability and the appropriate entry point. You can access this at the AAT website

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Upon successful completion, you will progress to the AAT Diploma in Professional Accounting.
  • Successful completion of that will provide you with a professional qualification.

Career options

  • Employability and promotion prospects within the accounting and financial sector.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Open learning 28/08/22 41 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Evening 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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