AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Weekend course)

Kaplan Financial
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18 months
3,027.20 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Professional Training
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Weekend course)

Course description

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Weekend course)

Get 20% off when you buy a full level (4 subjects plus 2 additional subjects) - save over £750.

The Professional Diploma in Accounting covers higher accounting tasks required by a financial team leader such as drafting financial statement, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance.

It is ideally suited for someone who has completed the Level 3 Advanced Diploma, someone who is at a more advanced stage of their career in finance and who wants to back up their skills with a recognised qualification. It can also be used by those looking for an alternative to university.

Once completed you can go on to be an AAT full member or study for chartered status.

Top five skills you’ll gain:

Drafting and interpreting limited company financial statements
Preparing forecasts of income and expenditure
Preparing draft budgets and revising them as required by the business
Managing budgets and reporting variances back to the business
Reviewing the finance function to identify risk and make recommendations for improvement


To obtain the Professional Diploma, you must successfully complete 3 mandatory units, 2 optional units from a choice of 5 and pass a synoptic assessment. The synoptic assessment can be attempted after studying for the 3 mandatory units has been completed. It will test your knowledge of these four mandatory units as well as additional knowledge on Accounting Systems and Controls.

You can purchase individual subjects from this course, or buy the full level to get a 20% discount.

Please note: some subjects may not be available at all locations or times, and prices can differ depending on the optional subjects chosen. Please check the site for individual details of each course.

Training Course Content

The Professional Diploma is made up of the following subjects:

Financial Statements of Limited Companies
Management Accounting: Budgeting
Management Accounting: Decision & Control
Accounting Systems & Controls (Synoptic Assessment)

Plus any two of the following:

Personal Tax
Business Tax
Credit Management
Cash & Treasury Management
External Auditing

All Kaplan courses have been designed so you can study for each unit in isolation or as part of a more integrated programme to achieve the full Professional Diploma qualification.

Our Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment (PDSY) courses all cover the syllabus areas relating to the Accounting Systems and Controls (ASYC) unit, which is assessed only as part of the synoptic exam. They also provide you with an opportunity to recap on your learning from earlier units to ensure you are well prepared and confident ahead of the exam.

Kaplan will develop your skills on key areas of Spreadsheets for Accounting through exercises linked to each of the underpinning units. If purchased at the beginning of your studies for this qualification, these exercises can also be used to support your learning for each unit, helping you gain a deeper level of understanding.

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Kaplan, part of Kaplan, Inc is the UK’s leading global provider of diverse education and training. Programmes include professional accountancy and financial training,vocational qualifications and Apprenticeships,financial markets,postgraduate and undergraduate degrees. Kaplan combines 70 years of educational and learning excellence with...

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