Sussex Coast College Hastings

Sussex Coast College has been in existence for over 25 years and is one of the leading publicly funded colleges providing training and education to over 5,000 students a year. It has a reputation for quality and has provided distance learning courses for a number of years, enabling students who are not able to physically attend to benefit from the College’s excellent education.  All courses are accredited by established institutes, and are recognised nationally.  Our course tutors are experienced in providing distance learning courses and are all fully qualified - you will have regular, normally weekly, contact with them.  You will also be supported through your studies by a dedicated and committed administration team, who will ensure you are able to meet your objectives of achieving your qualification.

Course Aims

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting offers training in accounting and is ideal for anyone pursuing a career in accountancy and finance. 
The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in accounting or finance, or further study in accountancy and finance. 
This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved either the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or the AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business. It is also suitable for those who are at a more intermediate level and looking to develop their skills in accounting, or for those who have already started working in finance and who have a need and desire to attain formal recognition of their skills. 

Course Content

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers six separate accounting topics:-
• Advanced Bookkeeping
• Final Accounts Preparation
• Management Accounting: Costing
• Indirect Tax
• Ethics for Accountants
• Spreadsheets for Accounting

The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are equipped to progress in a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education. Students will learn and master financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts. 

  • Fully Funded

    No fees to pay until you earn over £21,000.

  • Fit your course around you

    Flexible ELearning course make it easy to fit learning around your life with 8-10 hours commitment a week.

  • Sussex Coast College

    Course delivered by professional, qualified assessors.

  • Awarding Body

    AAT Association of Accounting Technicians, recognised internationally.

Fees & Funding

Course fee £2,573 excluding exam fees

This course can be funded completely or in part by an Advanced Learner Loan. The government has introduced these loans to help learners pay for courses such as the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. You only start to pay back the loan once you earn over £21,000. Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

AAT exams to be taken at a local exam centre, exam fees to be paid by the student.

Career Progression

Progression onto various Level 4 business and accountancy qualifications.
Gain a range of key management and financial skills to aid in career progression.

Career Outcomes

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have an understanding of some of the basic principles of accounting. You’ll also have the confidence to apply your skills to a new job, set up your own company, or go on to university study.

Ideal for anyone who currently is, or intends to be a:
Accounts Manager
Payroll officer
Business Manager

  • The course is made up of a wide range of units covering core accountancy skills - such as:

    Accounts Preparation, Prepare Final Accounts for SoleTraders & Partnerships, Costs & Revenues, Professional Ethics, Indirect Tax or Spreadsheet Software

  • Course Structure

    Part Time: Flexible 12 months.
    The Level 3 Diploma qualification consists of 6 modules.

  • Award-winning study materials and resources

    Dedicated Assessor support, Rolling Intakes, Employers trust AAT qualifications.

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