AAT Certificate in Accounting 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


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


  • Course Cost £1690

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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Apply for AAT Certificate in Accounting SCQF 6

I want to start in February 2022/23

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