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Association of Accounting Technicians - Level 8 Diploma CPD (Eve)

(SCQF level 8)

Accounting, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study


Start Date

29th Aug 2017, 38 weeks

29th Aug 2017, 38 weeks


City Campus


£ 1035


The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Advanced Diploma in Accounting Qualification gives you practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for you in any industry across the world. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills, AAT will give you the training you need.  Further details of the topics covered is provided in the section “What you Study” below. 

In addition to assessments at the end of each unit of study, learners will also sit a synoptic assessment. 

Learn more about each level of the AAT Accounting Qualification.

What are the benefits of AAT membership?

Once you’ve registered as an AAT student member you’ll be able to access a range of AAT support resources to help you succeed in your studies.

  • Study support.
    Including practice assessments, interactive e-learning modules, reading lists, assessment briefings, revision courses and much more.
  • Dedicated Call Centre.
    AAT’s Membership Support team have a helpline especially for student queries.
  • Boosting Your Career Prospects.
    From an online CV builder, interviews tips to the latest accountancy vacancies courtesy of our dedicated jobs site at
  • Exclusive Discounts.
    Enjoy great offers and discounts with AAT Additions from IT training, CDs, holidays, medical insurance and much more.

as well as a route into chartered accountancy.   If you choose to further your studies with one of the leading chartered professional bodies, such as ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA, your AAT qualification will give you generous exemptions.

Not sure what level to start at? Use AAT Skillcheck to see which level of the AAT Accounting Qualification best suits your skills.

Please Note:

  • The cost is for year one of the course only.
  • This course requires attendance on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm, for one and a half academic years.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • AAT Diploma in Accounting (Level 6); OR
  • HNC/D in Accounting

You will be invited to attend a compulsory induction on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 6.00 pm.

What you study

Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (Level 8 in Scotland). The final level covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax, to auditing and credit control.

This level is perfect if you’ve progressed through Levels 2 and 3, or you’re at a more advanced stage in your career and you want a qualification to give you the confidence and proof that you have the skills to do the job.

Once you’ve achieved this level, you’ll be the proud owner of the AAT Accounting Qualification. With proof of relevant work experience, perhaps gathered while you were training, you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.

Year 1

  • Management Accounting:  Budgeting.
  • Management Accounting:  Decision Making and Control.
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies.
  • Accounting Systems and Controls.


Year 2

  • Optional Units such as Business Tax and Auditing. 

After the course


Once you’ve achieved the AAT Accounting Qualification, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply for AAT professional membership and use the letters MAAT after your name.
  • Progress to chartered accountancy (gaining generous exemptions).
  • Become your own boss with our Members In Practice (MIP) scheme.
  • Progess to university with AAT giving you 160 UCAS points.
  • Work overseas with our internationally recognised qualification.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    29th Aug 2017, 38 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 1035