AAT Certificate in Accounting

  • Students

    This course is an ideal starting point for a school-leaver, someone returning to the workplace, or someone who has not studied for a while. Learners must attend college for one four hour lesson per week.

    This course is offered on the following days:

    September Start:

    Gloucester Campus: Thursday Daytime or Thursday Evenings or Friday daytime

    Cheltenham Campus: Friday Daytime or Wednesday Evenings

    January Start:

    Gloucester Campus: Tuesday Evenings – Subject to numbers

    Cheltenham Campus:  Thursday Daytime– Subject to numbers

    All classes are four hours duration plus short break time. Classes start at 9:30am or 5:00pm (except for Thursday daytime which starts at 12:00pm).

    The course covers five units relating to Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Working Effectively in Finance, Elements of Costing and Using Accounting Software. For further detail refer to the AAT website http://www.aat.org.uk/.

    Assessment is based on five computer based examinations.

    In addition to attending college, students will be expected to undertake between 3 and 4 hours additional study out of college

    For further information, please phone 0345 155 2020 or email luke.hudson@gloscol.ac.uk


    Finally, there are a number of options available at GC to help you pay for your course fees:

    • Setting up a Direct Debit: You’ll be asked for a 20% deposit when you enrol and this can be paid in cash, or by debit or credit card. There is a 2% charge on credit card payments. Course fees must be paid in full by the end of your course so the monthly instalments would be adjusted accordingly e.g. for a one year course you would make 8 payments
    • Advanced Learner Loan: Contact Student Services to find out more and whether this course is eligible
    • Support for those that are unemployed and in receipt of benefits: Contact Student Services to find out if this course is eligible for funding and whether you are eligible


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