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AAT Accounting Pathway Program

Kickstart your accounting career and gain membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians!

Fast track your Accounting career with The Career Academy. This Program is unique to The Career Academy and specifically designed for those working or who have worked in an entry through to intermediate level accounting role, who wish to gain a formal qualification and recognition of their experience. AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, with over 140,000 members. Your membership gives your clients the confidence that you meet AAT’s renowned international standards.

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Key Benefits

  • Fast track your accounting career, increase your earning potential and get ahead with an Approved Training Provider
  • Become a qualified accountant and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Increase your Xero knowledge and add an advanced certificate to your CV
  • Gain AAT Professional Membership – once you successfully complete this qualification and meet the AAT membership criteria, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.
  • The content of this course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service. Gain 15 CPD hours on completion of the Certificate in Xero! Click here to view the certificate.
  • FREE Student Membership to IPA upon enrolment and Graduate Associate Membership of IPA upon completion!

Course Summary

Investment: £1,250 or from only £25 per week on an interest free payment plan.


Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.


Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.


Duration: Approximately 300 hours.  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete.

Certificate in Accounting

Take the first step with our Certificate in Accounting which will give you a sound knowledge of the theory and practice of bookkeeping and business accounting. Gain employment and improve your career prospects by increasing your competence and skills in practical accounting areas.

Diploma in Xero

Learn advanced Xero accounting skills with this accredited online course such as managing your business accounts, interpreting extracted information (reports) and how to make the most of a cloud accounting solution.

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Step two is completing the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. This compressive qualification covers higher accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluation of financial performance. This comprehensive course builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge obtained through the Certificate in Accounting. It will further enhance your accounting skills, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business.

AAT Professional Membership

To be eligible to pursue AAT Professional Membership you are required to complete six AAT Assessments. By completing the assessments within The Career Academy Diploma in Accounting you qualify for an exemption from three of these exams, and you must complete the other three exams on-site at one of the AAT facilities in the main centres across the UK. The three exams that you must complete at the AAT venue are Financial Statements of Limited Companies, External Auditing and the Professional Synoptic Assessment.

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is recognised by the Association of Accounting Technicians

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This course is accredited by IAAP

Accredited by ICOES

ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

Certificate in Accounting

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledgers & the Trail Balance
  4.  Depreciation
  5. Accurals and Prepayments
  6. Financials Statements
  7. Understanding VAT
  8. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  9. Accounting with Xero
  10. Accounting with Sage and QuickBooks
  11. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  12. Financial Statement Analysis
  13. Accounting using Microsoft Excel

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Comprises the following modules:

ABKU341 – Accounting & Business Prior Knowledge Quiz


Accounting with Excel

CITG137 – Accounting using Microsoft Excel


Accounting Principles

ABKU203 – Accounting and Business

ABKU143 – Determining Profit

ABKU126 – Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation


Advanced Accounting Principles

ABKU124 – Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets

ABKU149 – Internal Decision Making

ABKU109 – Analysing Financial Reports

ABKU224 – Financial Reporting Framework


Management Accounting

ABKU137 – Cost Classification

ABKU138 – Costing Methods

ABKU303 – Product & Process Costing

ABKU305 – Standard Costs & Variance Analysis


Advanced Management Accounting

ABKU304 – Activity Based Costing

ABKU121 – Budgeting & CVP Analysis

ABKU167 – Performance Management & Measurement

ABKU306 – Inventory Management & Planning

ABKG176 – Management Accounting: Budgeting

ABKG180 – Management Accounting: Decision and Control



ABKU151 – Fundamentals of Income Tax

ABKU133 – Understanding VAT

ABKU218 – Depreciation


Accounting with Xero

ABKU219 – Introduction to Xero Online

ABKU130 – Xero Chart of Accounts

ABKU136 – Managing Contacts with Xero

ABKU198 – Xero Sales, Invoices, Quotes & Inventory

ABKU220 – Xero Purchases and Bills


Advanced Xero

ABKU174 – Xero Bank Reconciliation and Managing Accounts

ABKU194 – Xero Reporting Overview

ABKU190 – Bank Reconciliation with Xero

ABKU108 – Aged Receivables & Payables in Xero

ABKU148 – Managing Fixed Assets with Xero

ABKU120 – Budgeting with Xero

ABKG221 – Tracking Categories in Xero

ABKU192 – Report Preparation and Analysis in Xero

ABKU139 – Customising Templates in Xero

ABKU157 – How to Make the Most of Xero


Accounting Practices

ABKU154 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1

ABKU173 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2

ABKU112 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3

ABKU110 – Verification, Completeness & Justification

ABKG181 – Financial Statements of Limited Companies

ABKG184 – Accounting Systems & Controls



ABKG187 – External Auditing

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