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The Association of Accounting Technicians offers a four-tier qualification scheme.

AAT Access Business and Finance Skills
 Level 2

AAT Certificate in Accountancy 

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Control accounts, journals and bank systems
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Working effectively in Finance


AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Control accounts, journals and bank systems
Level 3

AAT Diploma in Accounting

  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts preparation
  • Indirect tax
  • Management accounting: costing
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for accounting
Level 4

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

  • Management accounting: budgeting
  • Management accounting: decision and control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting systems and controls

Choice of two from :

  • Personal Tax
  • Business Tax
  • External Audit
  • Credit Management 
  • Cash & Treasury Management

The Access programme is not one that the University actively supports at the moment.

The University is an accredited centre for AAT and runs a yearly in-house program the L2 Certificate in Bookkeeping as well as co-ordinating programmes for the L3 and L4 qualifications. If you are unsure which level is the most appropriate for you then complete the AAT's skills-check.

Success at each AAT level is recognised as a vocational qualification and is based upon passing formal computer -based assessments and synoptic assessments.

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