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Update concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Distance Learning (Home Study) available at Pitman Training

The impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt all over the world. At Pitman Training, we remain determined to support your learning goals. If staying home becomes required for you in your region, our 250+ self-paced, flexible training courses are available for distance learning. Remote students enjoy the same high level of service and support as our in-centre students. More about distance learning at Pitman Training

Foundation and Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT

A comprehensive training programme, suitable for beginners, designed to give you book-keeping and accounting knowledge. This diploma will also prepare you to gain a Level 2 and 3 AAT Qualification.

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Is this for you?

Are you looking to gain known accounting qualifications? Want to put yourself in the best possible position to progress your career in finance? This diploma offers you a route to gain hands-on accounting experience through practical self-paced training.

Once you’ve completed your diploma and gained your new AAT qualifications you can add them to your CV feeling confident that you could apply for roles such as; Accounts Assistant, Bookkeeper, Finance Assistant, Finance Administrator.

If you’re interested in running your own business, you may way find that working as a self-employed bookkeeper gives you great flexibility and you can confidently manage your clients’ books as well as your own business finances!

If you’re keen to progress even further, there are a number of options you could look towards and with further study to gain an AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, your career path could lead you to work as an Accountant, Finance Manager or Financial Controller for example.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 565 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

diploma

Duration

AAT recommended study time 860 hours

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About this diploma

The Foundation and Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT Foundation provides top level professional finance training for anyone wanting a career as an Accountant, Bookkeeper or Finance Professional. If you study this diploma you will also have the opportunity to gain an AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation Certificate in Accounting and the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting; both valuable qualifications for anyone aspiring to work in finance.

This training is suitable for complete beginners to accounting. Through a comprehensive range of core subjects such as Final Accounts Preparation, Elements of Costing, Advanced Bookkeeping and Sage 50 Accounts, you’ll gain essential, practical accounts processing understanding and ability. You’ll work through each course step-by-step at your own pace to gain the knowledge required to work confidently in an accounting role.

With this Diploma you’ll also be given your own access to MyAAT. This is a comprehensive and valuable online student resource that all AAT students are provided with to assist their studies and helps prepare you for the qualification examinations.

As with all our training this is a flexible diploma which can be studied via a combination of methods; in one of our training centres or online at home or work. You have overall ultimate control and flexibility over where and when you study.

  • Flexible training which fits around your commitments;
  • Support on hand from our friendly course advisors;
  • Access to the online MyAAT student study support centre;
  • Opportunity to gain prestigious AAT at Levels 2 and 3 qualifications*

* Equivalent to Level 5 and 6 in Scotland

Aims and Objectives

Successful completion of this course means you will be eligible to take the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and the Advanced Diploma in Accounting, both extremely prestigious financial qualifications. 

Courses Included

Along with the courses shown below you will also study the following AAT core courses:

- Elements of Costing
- Work Effectively in Finance
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Management Accounting Costing
- Ethics for Accountants
- Indirect Tax

Sage 50 Accounts 2017

This Sage 50 Accounts course will help you learn how to process a business’ finances using this globally renowned accounting software. This is essential, interactive training using the very latest version of Sage Accounts, designed for those who already have an understanding of manual bookkeeping processes. 

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Over 10 self-paced lessons you'll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. 

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1

This course will help you 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 ledger and sales ledger, prompt payment discount, petty cash books, balancing ledger accounts and many other aspects of manual bookkeeping. Once you have completed this training, you will be well placed to go on to study computerised accounting. 

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 2

The course is perfect for those who would like to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. It’s the ideal intermediate bookkeeping course for those wanting 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 or other organisations.

Pre-Requisites

You don't need to have any specific experience or qualifications before starting this diploma programme. 

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: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • 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 is a high level diploma and can help you gain roles such as Professional Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. Taking your AAT training to the next level could lead to positions such as AAT Qualified Accountant, Treasurer etc.

Foundation and Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT Training Centres

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Birmingham
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Clapham
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Colchester
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Hastings
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High Holborn
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Hounslow
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Leeds
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Manchester
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Newcastle
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Northampton
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Nottingham
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Oxford Circus
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Peterborough
Pitman Training Peterborough, Trinity Court, Trinity Street, Peterborough PE1 1DA
Devon and Cornwall
Pitman Training Devon and Cornwall, 58 New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RR
Reading
Pitman Training Reading, Bowman House, 2/10 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
Southampton
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Warrington
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Watford
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Wembley
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Wetherby
Pitman Training Wetherby, Deem House, Walkers Court, Audby Lane, Wetherby, LS22 7FD
Worcester
Pitman Training Worcester, 1st Floor Richardson House, 21-24 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
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Pitman Training York, 9a Davygate, York, YO1 8QR
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Pitman Training Middlesbrough, The Princess Alice, 69 Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1LA
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Pitman Training Leicester, Suite 15, The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX
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Kingfisher House Business Centre, 21-23 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1LT
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