Accounting Advanced Diploma (AAT) (Level 6)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy and finance.

The purpose of the qualification is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance.

This qualification is suitable for those who have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and wish to progress, or are at a more intermediate level and looking to develop their skills in accounting. The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is also suited to those who have already started working in finance and who have a need to attain formal recognition of skills.

Content: Advanced bookkeeping; Final accounts preparation; Management accounting - costing; Indirect tax; Ethics for accountants; Spreadsheets for accounting.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; or Accounting Foundation Certificate (AAT) (Level 5); or relevant experience. Interview. Required to take the AAT Skills Check to indicate entry point (

Progression Routes

Accounting Professional Diploma (AAT) (Level 8).

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year


Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level