The AAT Programme is a pathway programme allowing candidates to develop their skills and prepare for the next step in their careers with our Intermediate Diploma in Accounting, by mastering more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, costs and revenues and professional ethics, making it perfect for anyone interested in a career in bookkeeping, or who wants to go on to become a fully-qualified accountant.

Why should I study the AAT Programme?

  • Employers love AAT qualifications as they demonstrate you have the practical real world skills they need.
  • Real value for money, both in terms of time and funding, being highly respected and valued by employers, globally recognised, and provide the right type of skills for immediate employment.
  • Combining study with full-time work or a family, candidates do not have to put their life on hold while studying, making it easy to fit learning around work, family, friends and leisure time.

What does the AAT programme lead to?

After completing the intermediate level of the AAT Accounting Qualification your typical salary range will be between £11,000 to £24,000.

This salary range is taken from AAT’s 2013 Salary Survey for people working full-time. The range represents the middle 75% at this level of the qualification.

Why choose Global Banking School (GBS)?

Here are just a few reasons why thousands of international students choose to study abroad with GBS:

  • Statement of purpose for Ivy League universities
  • Application process for good universities in UK, Europe, Australia and USA.
  • Admission interview assistance
  • CV reviews and Job interviews
  • Personalised support from enquiry to graduation and beyond
  • Highest standards of counselling and student experience

Accounts preparation

  • Understanding accepted principles of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping
  • Understanding accounting methods of recording non-current assets
  • Accounting for purchase of non-current assets
  • Accounting for depreciation and adjustments
  • Accounting for disposal of non-current assets
  • Preparing and extending the trial balance.

Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships

  • Understanding the process involved in preparing final accounts
  • Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
  • Producing final accounts for sole traders
  • Understanding partnerships’ legislative and accounting requirements
  • Preparing a statement of profit or loss appropriation account
  • Preparing a financial position statement relating to a partnership.

Cost and revenues

  • Understanding an organisation’s costing systems
  • Recording and analysing cost information
  • Apportioning costs to organisational requirements
  • Analysing budget deviations and reporting these to management
  • Using information gathered from costing systems to assist decision making.

Professional ethics

  • Understanding principles of ethical working
  • Understanding ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers
  • Understanding when and how to take appropriate action following suspected ethical codes breaches
  • Understanding the ethical responsibility of finance professionals in promoting sustainability

Indirect tax

  • Understanding VAT regulations
  • Completing VAT returns accurately and on time
  • Understanding VAT penalties and adjusting for previous errors
  • Communicating VAT information.

Spreadsheets software

  • Using a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Selecting and using appropriate formulae and data analysis tools and techniques
  • Presenting, formatting and publishing spreadsheet information.
  • Intakes : Every Month
  • Duration : 5 months
  • Accredited by : AAT
  • Location: London (in-class) or
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  • Fees: Click here
  • Teaching and Learning Methods
  • Level 2 or GCSE equivalent or similar
  • English profciency : CEFR – B1 or IELTS – 4.5

Future Finance Student Loans

Future Finance an alternative source of financing for students*

The benefits of Future Finance are:
  • They offer loans to all students with a UK domiciled address, (assuming they meet appropriate credit checks, and are 18 or over) irrelevant to which level of study
  • Loans are offered from £2.5 -£40K, and can include living costs as well as tuition fees
  • Loans are repayable up to 10 years and three months after graduation
  • Students can apply for up to four payment breaks of 3 months each during the loan period
  • Representative 10.9% APR (variable)

* Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website Find out more


Please note that other sources of funding may be available.