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The Professional Diploma in Accounting course, validated by AAT, provides students with the knowledge and academic skills to practice as an accredited accounting technician. The AAT pathway provides the fastest route to becoming a chartered accountant and it is supported by over 30,000 employers worldwide. Upon completing the course, students can progress to further studies in accountancy, including ACCA and CIMA courses, to become a chartered accountant or registered auditor.

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There are over 4,000 AAT registered accounting technicians here in the UK. Our students go on to work in many industries, from private practices and small businesses to working in-house in large corporate businesses and specialist accountancy firms.

  • Award: Professional Diploma in Accounting
  • Application method: Apply directly to Havering College
  • Location: Havering College of Further and Higher Education
  • Validating Body: AAT
  • Students who complete the course successfully will receive a Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting from AAT.

Programmes are validated by AAT and are subsequently revalidated as appropriate.

  • Professional body accreditation: Successful completion of this courses satisfies the academic requirements for membership of AAT and graduating students will be able to work as an accounting technician.
  • Duration: 1.5 years (part-time)
  • Academic year for 2018/19: 10th September 2018 to 13th December 2019

Timetables

Students can choose to attend the course in evening sessions: Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 18:00 - 21:00 or as day release on a Thursday from 10.00 - 17:00. The exact days are subject to change and timetables will be available in your student handbook at the beginning of the course.

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and one-to-one tutorials.

  • Lectures will provide you with most of the fundamental subject information knowledge that you will require and will be taught in large groups.
  • Workshops will tackle specific topics in more detail and will usually take place in the holidays.
  • One-to-one meetings with your personal tutor will give you the opportunity to discuss topics in detail, highlight any areas of difficulty, and discuss your progression through the course.

Independent learning

When you are not attending lectures, workshops or tutorials, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by our excellent facilities, including the library and learning zone.

Overall workload

You will typically have six hours of lectures per week. One-to-one meetings are booked in with your tutor as and when they are needed. 150 hours of compulsory workshops will be provided within the holidays to supplement the lectures delivered in term time.

Over the course of the year, you will spend 75% of your time in timetabled teaching and learning activity:

  • Teaching and learning and assessment: 420 hours
  • Independent learning: 140 hours

AAT Level 2 covers the day-to-day elements of accounting including the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, business documents and the recording of day-to-day transactions up to trial balance level. Elements of Costing will provide an introduction to Cost and Management Accounting. Working Effectively in Accounts and Finance looks at some of the administrative aspects of working in an accounts or office environment including scheduling/prioritisation of work, teamwork and office communication.

AAT Level 1 is designed to give learners a gentle introduction to the world of accountancy and consists of four modules including Accounting in a Professional environment, Creating Business Documents, Essential Accounting procedures and Mathematics for Accounting.

AAT Level 2 covers the day-to-day elements of accounting including the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, business documents and the recording of day-to-day transactions up to trial balance level. Elements of Costing will provide an introduction to Cost and Management Accounting. Working Effectively in Accounts and Finance looks at some of the administrative aspects of working in an accounts or office environment including scheduling/prioritisation of work, teamwork and office communication.

This is an apprenticeship, designed as an entry level role into the Accountancy Profession and can lead into a variety of careers with supporting professional qualifications. The role is applicable to a wide range of employers across the sector in both large and small firms and in industry, practice and public sector.

An assistant accountant provides support to internal and external customers, and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant or within the finance function of an organisation. Part of your role will involve assisting in the day-to-day financial activities such as data entry, to month-end management accounts, and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, you may find yourself involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

The duration is generally 18months and you will complete within 24months. You will be required to attend college 1 day a week.

This is a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

AAT Level 3 emphasises the reports produced by businesses at the end of accounting periods including the final accounts and VAT returns. Costing examines how businesses measure/control their costs and use cost information to make decisions while Professional Ethics examines morals and behaviour in an accounts or financial environment. The Spreadsheet Software module will cover a wide range of the main functions of the Excel Spreadsheet package including construction of spreadsheets, manipulation of data and presentation of information.

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