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Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Once you’ve successfully completed the course and the associated qualification exams you will gain a Pitman Training Diploma and the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) qualification.

Course Duration: 520 Hours

CPD Points: 380

Book Keeping 2

Advanced Bookkeeping

Learn how to apply the principles of advanced double-entry book-keeping; implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets, prepare and record depreciation calculations; record period end adjustments; produce and extend the trial balance.

Final Accounts Preparation

Distinguish between the financial recording and report requirements of different types of organisation; explain the need for final accounts and the  accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation; prepare accounting records from incomplete information; product accounts for sole traders and partnerships; recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader.

Management Accounting: Costing

Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation; apply techniques required for dealing with costs; apportion costs according to organisational requirements; analyse and review deviations from budget and report these to management; apply management accounting techniques to support decision making.

Indirect Tax

Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements; accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner; understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment; report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement.

Ethics for Accountants

Understand the need to act ethically; understand the relevance to the accountant’s work of the ethical code for professional accountants; recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role; identify action to take in relation to unethical behaviour or illegal acts.

Microsoft Excel

Learn spreadsheet skills to a good business standard. This will enable you to create spreadsheets, enter data, formulas and functions, create charts and more.

Microsoft Excel Expert

Learn advanced spreadsheet skills, covering areas such as importing and exporting data, creating and using templates, linking workbooks, data management, using analysis tools and pivot tables.

If you have ambitions to become a Qualified Accountant, Book-Keeper, Finance Administrator, Treasurer or be able to handle the finances in your own business then this Diploma will help you get where you want to be.

Through seven core subject areas such as Final Accounts Preparation, Management Accounting: Costing and Indirect Tax to name just a few, you’ll arm yourself with the essential know-how to be able to competently and professionally handle the accounts within an organisation or manage your own businesses financial records.

For the duration of your studies, you will have access to MyAAT, the online resource for AAT students, where you can access study support and resources as well as exclusive AAT member benefits.

On completion of this Diploma, you’ll be in the ideal position to gain the well-respected AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting  (previously AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting).

If you already hold the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, previously the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, then this is the next natural step.

lexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

For more information on applying for this funding, contact our Course Advisors by clicking below:


A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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