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Entry Requirements

Full achievement of AAT Level 3 qualification or equivalent accounting qualification. A prior degree qualification in accounting and relevant accounting work experience will also be considered as an alternative.

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.

Please note: Fees charged do not include AAT membership fee or books. Once enrolled, you will be required to register with AAT and pay the student membership fee directly to AAT. We will let you know which books you will need for your course and where you can buy them from.

Course Content

The course is made up of the following units:

  • Financial Statements
  • Budgeting
  • Decision & Control
  • Credit Control
  • Personal Tax
  • 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

*please be advised further fees will be payable in September 2020 for the last term.

For more information, please contact For more information, please contact Sheila McCarthy on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01895 853322.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

How to Apply

This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the orange button below to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

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