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Association of Accounting Technicians - Level 6 Diploma CPD (EVE)

(SCQF level 6)

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Mode of Study


Start Date

20th Oct 2020, 39 weeks


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£ 1400


The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Intermediate 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 are provided in the section “What you Study” below. 

AAT offers a range of benefits for student members (including study support, career advice to help find the perfect job and exclusive discounts), 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.

This course requires attendance on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm for one academic year.

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

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.

What level will I start at?

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

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • AAT level 5; OR
  • One relevant* Higher at Grade C or above; OR
  • Three relevant* National 5 courses at Grade A; OR
  • Successful completion of an NC in Accounting; OR
  • Relevant work experience will be considered where employer referee details have been supplied.
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered. 

*Qualifications cannot include any from the following list: Art and Design, Design and Manufacture, Drama, Graphic Communications, Health and Food Technology, Languages, Music, Media, Photography, and Physical Education.

What you study

Level 3 Intermediate Diploma in Accounting (Level 6 in Scotland).

Level 3 introduces more complex accounting tasks, like maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. This level is perfect if you've completed Level 2, or you're already at a more intermediate level and you're looking to develop your accounting skills.

The units you will study include:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping.
  • Final Accounts Preparation.
  • Management Accounting: Costing.
  • Indirect Tax (VAT).
  • Spreadsheet Software.
  • Ethics for Accountants.​

After the course


Once you've achieved the AAT Accounting qualification, you'll be able to:

  • Become your own boss with our Members in Practice (MIP) scheme.
  • Work overseas with our internationally recognised qualification.

Continuing Study

Successful completion of this course allows students to:

  • Progress to Level 8 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
  • Progress to chartered accountancy (gaining generous exemptions).
  • Progress to university with AAT giving you 160 UCAS points.


How the course is taught

This course is classroom based.  Each week the lecturer will introduce new concepts and demonstrate examples of how the accounting information should be prepared.  You will need to ensure that you allow time to study outwith class in order to practice the content from class before moving on to a new topic the following week.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed directly by AAT.  City of Glasgow College facilitate the assessments but have no control over the content or marking of assessments.  The assessments are completed at the end of each unit of study. 

The synoptic assessment is the final examination. This can only be completed once the assessments for each of the mandatory units have been attempted, and preferably passed.  

Assessment dates will be set for all units at the start of the course and issued to all students.  These assessments are included in the course fee.  Any alternative dates or resits required will incur a fee (the cost of the exam + administration fee).  This is in the region of £60 per exam.  Details are provided in the course handbook issued at induction.  

Additional Information


You will be required to purchase course materials such as textbooks.  The total cost of textbooks required for this course will be approximately £150.  The lecturer will advise which book to purchase at the start of the course.  ​The college will provide a discount code for textbooks at the start of the course.

You will also be required to register as an AAT member.  The approximate cost of this is £150 (specific details are provided in the handbook issued at induction). 

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    20th Oct 2020, 39 weeks
  • Location:
    External Site
  • Cost:
    £ 1400