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The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is the second stage of the full AAT qualification. It is a professional course which will give you the skills to excel at a wide range of accounting and finance jobs.

Course details

On the Advanced Diploma you are introduced to more advanced bookkeeping and final accounts preparation. You will also learn:

  • Costing aspects of management accounting
  • Professional ethics for accountants
  • How to prepare VAT returns
  • How to use financial spreadsheets
Entry guidelines

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or an AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

By computer based assessments

Additional Information

Please note, it is expected that a number of hours for self-study will be required.

A requirement of this course is membership with the AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians).

  • Admin Fee £41 (one off payment).
  • Membership Fee £90 - to be paid yearly.

Please be aware that criminal offences, bankruptcy and IVAs will affect your application for membership with the AAT. See course leader for further details.

Text books for this course are to be purchased, they are not included in the course fees.

Initial unit exams are included in the course fees. Exam resits are an extra cost.

Where can I progress to?

Progression to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting and then on to the Chartered Professional qualifications

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 25th Jun 2018 Ref D049J002

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £2100.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 27th Jun 2018 Ref D049J001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £2100.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 18:00 — 21:00 12 Quays
    Wednesday 18:00 — 21:00 12 Quays
  • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 24th Jun 2019 Ref D049K002

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £2100.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 26th Jun 2019 Ref D049K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £2100.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).