Accounting

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Start your career in accounting and finance or improve on existing skills with an internationally recognised and respected Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. All students will have the opportunity to progress through the levels via full-time study or an apprenticeship.

A profession in accounting offers a wide range of career opportunities including auditing, consulting, corporate finance, tax planning, self-employment and much more.

We offer Level 2 to 4 Diplomas in Accounting (AAT), accommodating all skill levels from school leavers to business professionals and those seeking a change in career path. Each completion of an AAT Level is a qualification in its own right. Full completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and work experience will lead to membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians - MAAT).

Upon completion of Level 4, students can progress to Certified, Chartered and Cost and Management Accountancy qualifications.

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My employer gave me the opportunity to take the course to enable me to progress and build on my knowledge and skills, to further help the business needs. I enjoy the course and although parts are challenging, as it fits in with what I'm doing at work, it makes it a lot easier.

Todd Lewis
Todd Lewis
Level 3 AAT Accounting

Past Students

Many students have secured positions and promotions with local firms whilst others have continued to study higher level qualifications such as ACCA (Certified Accountancy), ACA (Chartered Accountancy) or CIMA (Cost and Management Accountancy) and university degrees. Past students have also embarked on a variety of careers including auditing, consulting, corporate finance, tax planning whilst some opt to be self-employed.

Career Options

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Trainee Accountants £15,000+
  • Credit Controller £16,000+

You could move on to be an:

  • Credit Analyst £40,000+
  • Economist £40,000+
  • Fully Qualified Accountant £50,000+