What is an accountancy course?

As an accountant, it is your responsibility to record, analyse and report a business’ financial records, such as expenses and payroll. An accountancy course provides all the work-ready skills employers desire, including managing budgets, creating invoices and effectively utilising finance software programmes.

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Accountancy Courses

Bookkeeping Diploma

Pitman Training’s Bookkeeping Diploma is suitable for anyone keen to develop bookkeeping and spreadsheets skills for an accounting role

AAT Courses

Applied Management Accounting

This course focuses on the three fundamental areas of management accounting: planning, control and decision making. All organisations rely on the provision of accurate, business-focused…

AAT Courses

Business Awareness

Learn to understand how a business operates, the role of its accounting function and performance and how the finance function interacts with other key business…

Event Management Courses

Costing and Pricing

Invaluable for anyone responsible for accounts or setting pricing within a business, this short course is something we’re sure you’ll get true value from.

AAT Courses

Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge for drafting the financial statements of single limited companies and consolidated financial statements for groups of…

AAT Courses

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

Learn how to produce and interpret financial statements for sole traders and partnerships using a trial balance. Gain further knowledge of the accounting principles underlying…

AAT Courses

Internal Accounting Systems and Controls

All organisations must guard against fraud through good control systems. Many businesses underestimate both the probability and impact of employee fraud. Those working within the…

AAT Courses

Management Accounting Techniques

Learn about the role of management accounting in an organisation, and how organisations use such information to aid decision making.

Accountancy Courses

Payroll Principles

If you’re completely new to payroll, this short course offers the opportunity for you to gain an insight into the underlying legislative and operational principles…

Accountancy Courses

Sage Business Cloud Payroll

In the world of finance, Sage training is the most popular and the most in demand. This payroll training course will help you gain the…

Basic Accounting Courses for Beginners

At Pitman Training, our range of basic accounting courses offers that all-important first step to becoming an accountant. Even students with no previous financial experience can sign up to our beginner’s accountant training courses.

For example, our Foundation Diploma in Accounting with AAT has helped thousands of students, with little to no knowledge of accounting, get equipped with the skills they need to help manage business finances. Similarly, our costing and pricing course is popular with small business owners, as well as budding accountants.

Why Study an Accountancy Course with Pitman Training?

  • An accountancy course from Pitman gives your CV a competitive edge in the finance industry.
  • Our accountancy training courses cover everything from how to run the accounts of a small business to the essentials of bookkeeping with Sage.
  • Looking to learn online courses for accounting and finance alongside another Pitman training module? Our accountancy training pairs well with Microsoft Excel and Sage courses.
  • At Pitman, our accounting training courses are available online and in-centre. Those who prefer to study training in accounting in-person can do so with a trusted advisor in one of our local training centres. If you prefer online accounting courses, you can do that with us, too. Just log in to your myPitman portal to study our accounting courses online.
  • All of our accountancy courses in the UK are CPD-accredited, earning you valuable CPD points that are highly regarded among employers.
  • Take accounting training courses online and in-centre at your own pace – our short accounting courses are designed to easily slot into your schedule.
  • Whether you learn online or at one of our training centres, you can always count on the support of our Pitman accounting course advisors to guide your learning journey.

Online accounting courses

Our range of accountancy courses, diplomas, awards, and seminars provide all the essential skills and knowledge you need to become an accountant, and can even set you on the right path to becoming a chartered accountant.

If you are just starting out in finance, we recommend our foundation diploma in accounting with AAT . This accounting training covers bookkeeping, Sage, and costing, along with invaluable spreadsheet tips. We also offer advanced and professional accounting diplomas for those with a little more experience.

Upon successful completion of our accountancy training course, you’ll have an AAT accounting qualification and the practical skills necessary to have a prosperous career.

How to start an accounting course?

Get in touch to start your Pitman Training learning journey today. Learn more about entry requirements and tuition fees. Our online portal, myPitman , conveniently provides all the necessary learning materials to study your chosen course while also keeping track of your other qualifications.

Whichever type of accounting course you choose, whether online or in-centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way. Just get in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with our training experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

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

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

Pitman Training Course Enquiry

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