AAT Advanced Diploma

MPW have introduced the AAT Advanced Diploma course from September 2017. The AAT Advanced Diploma provides an alternative to students wishing to study accounting at a higher level and to earn UCAS points for university progression. 

What is the AAT?

AAT is the Association of Accounting Technicians. Based in the UK, it works across the world with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. MPW is an AAT approved training provider offering a friendly, supportive and well-structured learning environment.

Why study the AAT Advanced Diploma?

The AAT Advanced Diploma is extremely versatile. It earns students UCAS points, meaning that those who would like to go to university can use it to meet course entry requirements. Students can also use their diploma qualification to gain exemptions from year one exams in some related degree specialisms. The AAT Advanced Diploma is also a self-standing qualification which enables graduates to register as qualified bookkeepers.

Course Structure

The AAT course is delivered over two years.

In the first year, students will learns the skills and procedures involved in creating a balance sheet and how to prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships. They will also spend a term learning about the indirect taxation of sales and purchases (VAT). These skills will all be put into practice through a work placement that all students complete at the end of year one.

Year two begins with a module on Management Accounting and how information on accounts is used in decision making. Students will go on to study the ethical principles of accountants and how to use spreadsheet software to record, manipulate and report on data and accounting information. 

Course Assessment

AAT Student Membership is required in order to sit the assessments. There are four computer-based unit assessments spaced throughout the course at the end of each unit of study (three in the first year; one in the second year) and one synoptic assessment at the end of the second year which consists of two 90-minute examinations.

Our AAT Advanced Diploma prospectus is available here. If you would like to learn more, please contact our admissions team on 020 7835 1355 or london@mpw.ac.uk

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