AAT Foundation Certificate Accounting (Level 5)

Edinburgh College


Online only


The AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance.

The purpose is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or to further study. This qualification is suitable for young people who have just left school as well as for adults returning to work after a break or for anyone wishing to change career. The Foundation Certificate is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment.

This qualification could help someone who is already working in an entry-level finance role to progress in their career by offering them development and formal recognition of their skills.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5; English and Maths preferred. You will be required to take the AAT Skills Check to indicate the entry point.

Progression Routes

•AAT Advanced Diploma Accounting (Level 6)

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level