Is This for You?

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!

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 270 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
270 hours flexi study or 11 weeks full-time

About This Diploma

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.

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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.

Courses Included

Bookkeeping Courses

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1

The course is ideal for those who would like to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. It is a great starting point for those…

Bookkeeping Courses

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 2

This course will help you learn the processes and methods involved in intermediate manual bookkeeping. You will cover cash and bank reconciliations, balancing ledger accounts,…

AAT Courses

Tax Processes for Businesses

This course explores tax processes that influence the daily operations of a business. It is designed to develop skills in understanding, preparing, and submitting VAT…


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.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

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.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.