What Will I Learn
The purpose of the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is to ensure that students have the advanced
bookkeeping skills necessary to work in a bookkeeping role or to progress to higher level accountancy.
Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out advanced bookkeeping transactions and
tasks in three mandatory units (210 guided learning hours).
The qualification is composed of three mandatory units, assessed in three end-of-unit assessments:
• Advanced Bookkeeping
• Final Accounts Preparation
• Indirect Tax.
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A student completing this qualification will understand advanced bookkeeping principles and concepts,
preparation of financial statements for sole traders and partnerships, and issues around indirect tax (VAT
in the UK) in business. All of this will be learned in the context of the ethical issues that a bookkeeper may
encounter in their professional life.
It is good practice for students to work with employers while studying. This could include work experience
or placements, working on projects or exercises set or supervised by those working in the industry, or by
attending masterclasses or guest lectures by people working in accounting.
What Will This Qualification Lead To
The bookkeeping skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment
with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning.
The skills developed in the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to employment as:
• a professional bookkeeper
• a senior bookkeeper
• an accounts manager
• a ledger manager.
Aimed at experienced bookkeepers, this qualification covers areas such as double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, intermediate spreadsheets and software use.