Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT

The Accounting Technician diploma combines the excellence of Pitman Training’s reputation and practical learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional body for accountancy with the ultimate aim of gaining an AAT Certificate in Accounting qualification.

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Is this for you?

Pitman Training’s Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT Qualification is aimed at anyone wanting to develop their bookkeeping and accounting skills for a role in finance. This Diploma course provides valuable skills for bookkeepers, small business owners, accountants, payroll and finance administrators, and Treasurers.

 

With the 'AAT Certificate in Accounting’ qualification' that you gain upon passing the course, you will have proved your level of knowledge and that can be invaluable in business. You’ll give yourself the opportunity to become a valued assistant at larger firms, or maybe even provide your own accountancy service to local businesses - the opportunities are there for the taking.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 260 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

Blended, distance learning, in centre

Training Type

diploma

Duration

260 hours or 10 weeks full-time study

About this diploma

Our Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT Qualification is a powerhouse of a course. It combines the excellence of Pitman Training’s reputation and practical learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional body for accountancy. Whether you’ve already completed a basic bookkeeping or accounting course, this Diploma covers it all and takes you to a new level.

A fantastic course for those who wish to develop a comprehensive range of manual and computerised bookkeeping skills, together with spreadsheet knowledge, our Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT Qualification puts you in great stead for many finance related roles. You’ll be sure to be up to speed on all the latest advancements, and gain a very practical, valuable Diploma, meaning you will have highly regarded qualifications that are sure to boost your CV.

A significant part of the course is that we will provide you with access to the AAT network, through AAT student membership, so that you can make some great network connections with thousands of others in the financial world.

Aims and Objectives

Through 11 self-paced, practical based courses you'll learn the knowledge and processes involved in bookkeeping and accountancy procedures to enable you to gain a rewarding career in finance. By the end of your training you'll be perfectly placed to go on and undertake the relevant AAT examinations required to gain an AAT Certificate in Accounting qualification. 

 

Courses Included

In addition to the core courses listed below you'll also study Working Effectively in Finance or Excel Expert and Elements of Costing or Costing & Pricing. 

Bookkeeping - Module 1

People with strong bookkeeping skills are always in demand. This course is designed to give you an advantage over others with less experience, teaching you double-entry bookkeeping.

Bookkeeping - Module 2

This course is the second module designed to further your bookkeeping studies using the double entry system so you can keep accurate bookkeeping records.

Bookkeeping - Module 3

This third bookkeeping module covers many areas including using the journal, and year end accounts which include the profit and loss account and balance sheet.

 

Sage 50 Accounts Ireland

This Sage 50 Accounts course will help you learn how to process the finances of a business using this globally renowned accounting software.  This is a professional, interactive training course using the very latest version of Sage Accounts, and is designed for those who already have an understanding of manual bookkeeping processes.

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level and you can choose which version you'd like to study; 2013 or 2010. Over 10 self-paced lessons you'll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

alternative Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. 

Payroll - Manual & Computerised

Pitman Training Ireland is delighted to bring you this comprehensive Payroll training course, which provides a thorough introduction to Payroll Principles in the Manual Section, and in the Computerised Section you create real life payroll scenarios using Sage Micropay software. 

Understanding Business Accounts in Ireland

For a business, nothing is more important than its finances. This course will provide you with a good understanding of business accounts – essential knowledge if you run a small business.

Introduction to Irish Business Structure and Law

If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses you will also select one additional elective course of your own choice. Below are some recommendations but there is a wider list of courses available. Speak to a Course Advisor for more information. 

Access

An understanding of how to utilise Microsoft Access to its best is a highly worthwhile skill to have at your command. This is a popular database application is widely used across many employment sectors. 

Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. 

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible. 

Word Expert

This training course in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features. 

Numeric Data Entry

This is a fast, specialist course of 2-3 hours that will teach you how to touch-type using the numeric keypad, essential if you regularly input figures into a computer as part of your role.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

Time Management

Time management training increases your productivity and efficiency - and this is the perfect time management course for anyone who wants to get more done in less time. 

Health and Safety Essentials

Unlike many other health and safety training courses this is a flexible study course so you have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course.

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this Diploma

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

This course is ideal if you're looking for a career in Accounts and Finance, working as an Accounts Assistant or bookkeeper for example. From here, you could progress to undertake the AAT Level 3 qualification which could lead to careers as an Accountant, Management Accountant, Finance Manager. 

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Course

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diploma

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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