AAT Certificate in Accounting SCQF 6 SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

A student completing the qualification will develop skills in double-entry bookkeeping and will understand how to use journals, control accounts and a trial balance.  Students will also gain an understanding of accounting software packages, how to process financial information in accordance with company procedure and schedules, and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required.

Entry requirements

AAT does not set any entry requirements for the qualification.

However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths.

The qualification comprises four mandatory units:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping
  • Principle of Costing
  • The Business Environment

Equipment

Study materials are provided by OC and AAT's Lifelong Learning Portal

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Flexible
  • Online

Face-to-face classroom based, or online

How long will my course last?

340 Hours

255 Guided learning hours (GLH)

340 Total qualification time (TQT)

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Orkney, Kirkwall

Fees

Full time

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.

Part time

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.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Financial Assistant

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