AAT Certificate in Accounting SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This qualification delivers a solid foundation in finance administration and core accounting skills, including double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing and an understanding of purchase, sales and general ledgers.

Students will also learn about accountancy related business and personal skills and be introduced to the four key themes embedded in the qualification: ethics, technology, communications and sustainability.

Entry requirements

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths.

The course consists of 4 mandatory units:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment


Study Materials and AAT’s Lifelong Learning Portal

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face-to-Face and self-directed study

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Academic year August - June

How will I be assessed?

    Your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT Approved training providers or assessment centres.  UHI Shetland is an approved assessment centre.

Where can I study my course?

    • Lerwick Campus

Start date

September 2023


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

Additional costs


What can I do on completion of my course?

Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Financial Assistant

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