Diploma in Bookkeeping with AAT

This diploma will give you the opportunity to become a qualified bookkeeper with AAT, enabling you to work in a self-employed capacity, providing bookkeeping services to small businesses.

Diploma in Bookkeeping with AAT

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Course Info

Duration 270 hours flexi study or 11 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Training Type Diploma
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 270 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

This diploma is designed for those who wish to work as a self-employed bookkeeper or gain employment as a senior bookkeeper. It could be a great stepping stone for your career!

Awarded 270 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration 270 hours flexi study or 11 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)

Course Content

Core Courses

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1
In this course, you will learn the processes and procedures involved in manual bookkeeping. You will cover the double-entry system, the basics of VAT, checking invoices for accuracy, day books, general ledger, purchase and sales ledger, prompt payment discount, petty cash books, balancing ledger accounts, and more.

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 2
This course is ideal for those who wish to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. This intermediate bookkeeping course is suited to those who wish to further develop their bookkeeping skills and want to learn the correct methods and techniques to be able to confidently manage the financial records for businesses.

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
This course provides you with the skills required to produce statements of profit or loss and statements of financial position for sole traders and partnerships using a trial balance. In employment, you may be required to prepare a portion of, or all, the final accounts, and this course will give you the theoretical knowledge needed to complete that task. It will also allow you to understand how final accounts have been produced, either manually or automatically through the use of accounting software.

Tax Processes for Businesses
This course explores tax processes that influence the daily operations of businesses and is designed to develop your skills in understanding, preparing, and submitting Value Added Tax (VAT) returns to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The course provides you with the knowledge and skills that are needed to keep businesses, employers, and clients compliant with the laws and practices that apply to VAT and payroll. Once you have achieved the AAT qualifications, you can apply for AAT bookkeeping membership, which offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your bookkeeping skills and expertise to employers, colleagues, and clients. You’ll gain professional recognition when you use the designatory letters AATQB after your name. And you can apply to
become self-employed and offer bookkeeping services.

AAT Exams
To gain the AAT Level 2 and 3 qualifications you
will need to sit the following exams:
• Introduction to Bookkeeping
• Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
• Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial
Statements
• Tax Processes for Businesses

Course Overview

Aims and Objectives
The Diploma in Bookkeeping with AAT will help you prepare for the AAT Level 3* Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification, which is a recognised industry standard that will boost your CV.

Career Path
This diploma develops skills and knowledge to an advanced level for anyone wishing to pursue a career in bookkeeping, either to gain employment in a bookkeeping role or to work as a freelance bookkeeper. As with all our training, this is a flexible diploma that
can be studied via a combination of methods: in one of our training centres or remotely from home or work. We’ll support you every step of the way with:

• Flexible training that fits around your commitments
• Support on hand from our friendly Learning Coaches
• Access to the online MyAAT student study support
centre

• Opportunity to gain a prestigious AAT Level 3
qualification

Pre-Requisites
You don’t need to have any specific experience or qualifications before starting this diploma programme. * Level 3 is the equivalent of Level 5 in Ireland and Level 6 in Scotland.

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