AAT accounting qualifications
AAT accounting qualifications
Our accounting qualifications will provide your employees with practical accounting and finance knowledge and skills, while also developing their grasp of business. Achieving these qualifications will give them a firm grounding in accounting, making a real difference to your finance team and business.
We offer three accounting qualifications, which each take between 6 to 18 months to complete. These qualifications provide training for a huge range of accounting and finance roles and are respected by employers worldwide.
Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
Our Level 2 Certificate in Accounting introduces a range of basic accounting principles and techniques, making it suitable for people new to finance looking to develop an introductory level of knowledge and skills. This qualification covers areas such as costing, double-entry bookkeeping and using accounting software.
Key themes, such as communication, ethics, technology and sustainability within the context of an accounting role are introduced within the qualification, ensuring your employees are equipped to deal with broader business activities and the developing industry.
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
Our Level 3 Diploma in Accounting covers more complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and preparation of reports and returns. Completing this qualification will enable your staff to master accounting disciplines such as financial processes, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts.
Complemented with the understanding of professionalism in the workplace, the importance of ethical and sustainable practices, and an increased understanding of how technology can be used to improve efficiency you’ll have a skilled member of staff ready to take their training to the next level.
On completion, they can apply for our bookkeeping membership and gain the designatory levels AATQB after their name.
Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting
Our Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting will enable your staff to become proficient in delivering high level accounting tasks. They’ll receive training in drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. They’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit and cash management. This qualification also further develops the knowledge and understanding around the four key business themes, giving you the confidence that your staff are trained in all areas needed to ensure efficient and effective running of the finance department.
The key themes are built on further throughout this qualification, ensuring your staff have a deep understanding of the benefits and risks associated with the correct application of these within industry, giving you the peace of mind that your finance function is operating with a high level of professionalism.
On completion, they’ll be perfectly placed to become an AAT full member and gain the designatory letters MAAT after their name and go onto chartered studies if they wish.
"Our relationship with employers is critical. They provide us with essential insight into the industry and future developments, so we can be sure that our qualifications are training the accountants of today and tomorrow to ensure businesses can reach their potential."
Sarah Beale Chief Executive Officer AAT