Accounting & Finance
Financial management is at the heart of every business
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills is consistently high across all sectors.
AAT accounting qualifications are globally recognised, and offer strong job prospects in a range of industries. You don’t need any previous qualifications or accountancy experience to begin studying AAT. This makes it one of the best accounting qualifications for career changers and school leavers. Once qualified, you could earn up to £37,000 within a few years of qualifying.
Stockport College is an AAT-approved training provider and we have been supporting students in gaining their AAT qualifications with affordable courses for over 10 years. Our practical, industry-focussed qualifications enable you to manage finances, budgets and cash flow effectively and play a key role in business growth.
AAT Accounting Qualifications are a professional, highly respected sign of commitment and excellence in the industry. While our range of bookkeeping qualifications and small business courses work for employees and employers alike, delivering key business skills.
For further information on courses expand the sections below to the relevant level. Alternatively please contact our enrolment team on 0300 300 0090 or email the Accounting & Finance Head Gareth.Burrow@tcg.ac.uk
AAT Accounting Qualifications are a professional, highly respected sign of commitment and excellence in the industry. Our range of bookkeeping qualifications and small business courses work for employees and employers alike, delivering key business skills. Expand each section below for an overview of the courses we offer. For our online and on-campus courses please click here.
Level 2 Foundation Certificate
If you are keen to start training to work in accountancy and financial management, our Level 2 course will introduce you to the basics of the industry.
This is the entry point for most people who are at the beginning of their accountancy journey. Modules required for the Foundation Bookkeeping Certificate and the Award in Accounting Software (Sage) are included.
Successful completion of this course alongside and excellent attendance record will provide you with one of the entrance requirements for the Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
Level 3 Advanced Diploma
Our level 3 qualification in Accounting offers you the chance to build upon skills gained at Level 2. Through the study of final accounts preparation, management accounting and VAT you will gain confidence in industry practice.
You can start at this level if you’ve completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate. You may also be eligible if you’ve worked in an accounting or bookkeeping role. This course includes three Bookkeeping modules required for the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping. We would recommend doing these as part of a full AAT Level 3 qualification.
Level 4 Professional Diploma
You’ll need to complete the Level 3 Advanced Diploma before starting this level. You may be exempt from some units if you’ve studied a finance or an accounting degree. On passing AAT Level 4, you will get exemptions from the three ACCA papers to fast track your journey to chartered status.