In this industry recognised qualification you will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing and credit management and cash and treasury management.

Start Date Thu 7 September 2017
Weeks 54
Time09:00 - 17:00
CampusAireville Campus


The AAT qualification consists of 4 compulsory units and 2 out of 5 optional units. At Craven College we offer 2 of the 5 optional units which all students are required to complete. Please note that the options we run are Personal tax and Business tax, at present. This may be subject to change.

All of the units are assessed by on-line tests, which are set by and marked by the AAT. Internal control & accounting systems is assessed by synoptic assessment instead of a unit test. All assessments are taken during the normal class time and are marked by the AAT. All exam dates are scheduled, changes to this schedule cannot be made.

All prospective students must provide evidence that they have achieved GCSE maths and English grades at C or above or the new equivalent. During induction assessments will be completed to check suitability for the course and identify any support that may be required. All students must be in suitable employment which will allow them to gain experience / skills to assist in all areas of the course. Employers must be able to provide students with relevant experience covering different aspects of accounting.

Students are reminded this is a Foundation Degree level qualification and a considerable amount of own time committed to research and study is required.

The AAT charge student members £41 as an initial joining fee, plus an annual fee of £90 (2016/17 figures).  This is payable directly to the AAT. This will increase in July 2017.

Only one exam per module is included within the course fees, any additional resit costs will incur a fee of £90.00.


  • Financial statements of limited companies
  • Management accounting – budgeting
  • Management accounting – decisions & control
  • Accounting systems & controls
  • Personal tax
  • Business tax


Course text books will be required and  these can be purchased directly from Osborne Books. If you purchase the text books on line, there may be a discount available.

  • Financial statements of limited companies text & workbook
  • Management accounting: budgeting text & workbook
  • Management accounting: decision and control text & workbook
  • Accounting systems & controls text & workbook
  • Personal tax text and workbook
  • Business tax text and workbook

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