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Who is the course for

Students who wish to gain a professional qualification and are aiming to be employed in an accounting or financial environment.

Course Content

The course is made up of the following units:

  • Financial Statements
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Performance
  • Credit Control
  • Cash Management or External Auditing
  • Internal control and Accounting systems.

Study Methods

The emphasis is on practical, work-based situations, with the aim of improving students theoretical understanding of financial and Management accounting, and to reinforce learning with simulated workplace scenarios. Students will also use their own initiative to evaluate financial situations.

In addition to College attendance, students must be prepared to commit at least five hours per week.

How is the course assessed

There is a computer based exam for each of the first 5 units assessed externally by the AAT.

Internal control and Accounting Systems is assessed by the production and presentation of a 3500-4000 word business project.

Where next - Further Studies

AAT members are entitled to exemptions on accounting and finance related degrees at over 30 UK universities All the UKs chartered and certified accountancy bodies recognise the AAT and offer our members generous exemptions.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Finance Team Leader, Finance Officer (Higher Level)

More Information

For more information, please contact our Information, Advice & Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 28 July 2016

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

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