Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 08)
What is special about this course?
The aim of this level 8 qualification is to enhance the skills developed in the intermediate level. You will look at financial team leader skills, including financial statements for limited companies, complex management skills and specialist learning areas. As a result, your contribution will be better recognised and regarded and you will have greater professional status.
On successful completion, you will automatically become an AAT affiliate member and with relevant work experience will qualify for AAT full membership.
- The AAT is the world's leading professional body for accounting technicians with more than 100,000 members worldwide and are best placed to give you the support and training you need to fulfill your potential.
- The AAT's qualifications are recognised by employers across all sectors and all industries.
- The respect that employers have for the AAT qualification can be a massive boost to your career prospects, whether you have already started out in your career or are taking your first steps.
- You learn and develop by doing the work and gain excellent practical understanding
- This scheme is open to everyone; you can join regardless of your age and no previous qualifications are required.
- An assessment will be made of your current knowledge and experience and this will assist in determining which level of entry you are accepted onto.
- You will also require reasonable numeracy skills.
Core modules are:
- Financial performance
- Financial statements
- Internal controls and accounting systems
Optional modules, from which you will choose two, include:
- Cash management
- Credit control
- Business taxation
- Personal taxation
- External auditing
How will I study my course?
- Part Time (Unstructured)
you will learn through a mixture of classroom-based activities and self study.
How long will my course last?
- Part time: 2 years
Where can I study my course?
- Orkney College UHI
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On completion of this course you may consider employment as an Accounts Technician in private practice, commence and the public sector.
You can apply for full AAT membership, which allows you to use the designation letters MAAT after your name.
Is there more information available online?
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