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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting


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The AAT Diploma in Accounting includes learning across basic, advanced, management, and taxation accounting – plus, you will enhance your task management skills and get ready to complete full financial statements. This Diploma in Accounting comes with graduate membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). An advanced qualification that builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge gained through the Certificate in Accounting, it’s also a pathway to becoming a Certified Accounting Technician Enrol now to enhance your accounting skills and pursue a career in accounting, finance or business.

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Course Duration

12 Months Access 
| ~300 Study Hours

Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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Be awarded with an industry-recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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  • Understand issues in income determination & asset valuation
  • Learn about performance measurement & CVP Analysis
  • Get an advanced qualification to build on the Certificate of Accounting
  • Receive student membership to AAT on enrolment
  • Access industry connections, support & guidance – plus graduate membership to IPA
  • Attain Accounting Technician status on completion
  • Gain FREE access to the CCH Wheelers eLibrary with over 50 popular textbooks, including the Practical Accounting Guide


  1. Accounting & Business Prior Knowledge Quiz
  1. Accounting using Microsoft Excel
  1. Accounting and Business
  2. Determining Profit
  3. Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
  4. Accounting Principles Assessment
  1. Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets
  2. Internal Decision Making
  3. Analysing Financial Reports
  4. Advanced Accounting Principles Assessment
  1. Cost Classification
  2. Costing Methods
  3. Product & Process Costing
  4. Standard Costs & Variance Analysis
  5. Management Accounting Assessment
  1. Activity Based Costing
  2. Budgeting & CVP Analysis
  3. Performance Management & Measurement
  4. Inventory Management & Planning
  5. Management Accounting: Budgeting
  6. Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  7. Advanced Management Accounting Assessment
  1. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  2. Fundamentals of VAT
  3. Depreciation
  1. Preparing Sole Trader Accounts
  2. Preparing Partnership Accounts
  3. Preparing Accounts for Not-for-profit Club or Society
  4. Verification, Completeness & Justification
  5. Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  6. Accounting Systems & Controls
  1. External Auditing

Get FREE membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians

  • You’ll stand out from the crowd once you become an AAT professional. As an AAT member you’ll be able to demonstrate a commitment to exceptionally high standards and ethics in accounting.
  • You’ll gain access to hundreds of essential resources in the AAT Knowledge Hub
  • Discounted events, networking events and regular industry updates and newsletters
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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email

This course costs €1,154.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

Yes, you can apply for RPL for this if you already have other accounting qualifications or experience.

This course takes approximately 300 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounting Technician, Senior Finance Officer, Payroll Manager, Tax Agent or Management Accountant.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

If you’re eager to enhance your practical accounting skills and pursue a career in accounting, finance or business, then the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is a must. This course is also an excellent skill builder for students who run their own businesses.

Absolutely! Students who have complete this Program, including the CAT certification component with IPA, will also be eligible for 3 exemptions from the ACCA Qualification:

  • Business & Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)