Accounting Foundation Certificate (AAT) (Level 5)

Edinburgh College


Community Outreach


This course 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.

Content: Bookkeeping transactions; Bookkeeping controls; Elements of costing; Using accounting software; Work effectively in finance.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at SCQF Level 5. You will be required to take the AAT Skills Check to indicate the

Progression Routes

Accounting Advanced Diploma (AAT) (Level 6)

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level