AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting

SCQF Level 5

Course Overview

The purpose of the AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business is to offer the foundation accounting knowledge needed to progress to employment or further study in accountancy and finance, alongside business and personal skills that are transferable to any sector and additional business knowledge relevant to accountancy.

What You Study

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Business Communications and Personal Skills
  • Developing Lifelong Learning Skills
  • Introduction to Business and Company Law
  • Introduction to Payroll

Duration and Attendance

  • 1-2 years Flexible Learning


  • £1,100

Entry Requirements

No specific entry qualifications but would suit candidates working in accounting or who have a desire to do so. A good level of Maths and English is recommended.

Career Opportunities

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Finance Assistant

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