AAT Advanced Diploma Accounting (Level 6)

Edinburgh College


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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.

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification is suitable for 16-19 year olds who are interested in pursuing a career in this occupational area. It is also suited to adult students, career changers and those seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills in this area.

Entry Requirements

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

Progression Routes

Progression to AAT Professional Diploma Accounting SCQF Level 8.

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Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level