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OK… so you know you want to study an AAT qualification. But what level should you take? This decision depends on what accounting experience you have. Below, we’ve put together a simple outline of what each level encompasses and what knowledge is needed:

  • AAT Level 2 Diploma in Accounting – Foundation Certificate

The Level 2 AAT course is intended for those with little expertise in the field of accounting and finance. With the help of experienced tutors, students will achieve certification and understanding of the following accountancy skills:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Working Effectively in Finance
  • Using Accountancy Software
  • AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting – Advanced Diploma

The Level 3 Diploma represents a development on the theories students will have started in Level 2, focusing on more complex tasks and principles, and providing a more thorough insight into accountancy in a professional capacity. If you’re already competent in accounting practices and wish to build your skills further, the AAT Level 3 Diploma represents the ideal choice. Topics covered are:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accounting
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting
  • AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting – Professional Diploma

If you’re looking to advance your academic and professional skills in accounting to a higher level, the AAT Level 4 Diploma will equip you with all the tools needed for success. This highly respected qualification will prepare you for advanced processes and accounting techniques faced by those in senior financial positions. Topics covered are:

  • Financial Statements for Limited Companies
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decisions and Control
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax

If you have any questions or would like to discuss one of the three aforementioned AAT Levels in more detail, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via our Contact Us page.


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