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Business, Accounting & Law

This exciting AAT programme has been developed to provide the skills and essential knowledge to manage books prepare financial statements and gain an understanding of the Value Added Tax (VAT) system. The qualification provides students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding in preparation for further learning in education. On completion students will achieve an Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • Level 1 English and maths

    Assessment Method

    Externally assessed Computer Based Assessment.

    Aims of the course

    Develop key double-entry manual bookkeeping skills prepare financial statements for different types of businesses incorporating year end adjustments and understanding how the VAT system operates. The Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course gives students the knowledge understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment and higher-level accounting qualifications.

    Progression Opportunities

    Having successfully completed this course you may choose to progress to AAT Advanced Certificate in Accounting or enter employment within the finance sector. You can also apply for professional membership status with the AAT as an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper (AATQB).


    IT equipped classrooms and a well-resourced Learning Centre.

    Career Options

    You can find employment in Bookkeeping and Financial Administration.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 02/09/2024
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 4FNAZ9A0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,265
24+ £1,265
International £4,320
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