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Business, Accounting & Law

Students complete 7 modules including an advanced diploma Synoptic assessment at the end. The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business finance or professional accountancy or into further education. Students will learn and master financial processes including accounting principles and concepts advanced bookkeeping and final accounts. They will also understand business issues regarding value added tax (VAT) which may be known by another name in other countries) issues in business management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.

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

    Entry Requirements

    Students can start with any qualification depending on existing skills and experience. For the best chance of success we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths (GCSE Grade 4+) and successful completion of AAT Level 2 qualification.

    Assessment Method

    All assessments in this qualification are set and marked by AAT (with the exception of RPL which is marked by the training provider) - are computer based - are time limited - are scheduled by training providers or assessment venues - take place at approved centres and venues under controlled conditions. To achieve the qualification and to be awarded a grade a student must pass all the mandatory unit assessments and the synoptic assessment. Unit and synoptic assessments are not awarded grades individually but the marks achieved in all assessments contribute to the student's overall grade for the qualification.

    Aims of the course

    The purpose of the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved either the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or the AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business. It is also suitable for those who are at a more intermediate level and looking to develop their skills in accounting or for those who have already started working in finance and who have a need and desire to attain formal recognition of their skills.


    • Library - Classrooms - Computer lab - Handouts and revision notes - Open break out area for group study

    Career Options

    Skills developed through this qualification can lead to employment as: - an account assistant - an accounts payable and expenses supervisor - an accounts payable clerk - an assistant accountant - an audit trainee - a credit controller - a finance assistant

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 09/01/2023
End Date 22/12/2023
Course Code 4FNBA9A0


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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,573
24+ £2,573
International Please Enquire

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