Foundation Diploma in Accounting with AAT

The Accounting Technician diploma combines the excellence of Pitman Training’s reputation and practical learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional body for accountancy.

Is this for you?


It’s an essential qualification for anyone just starting out on their financial career path looking for junior/entry level positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Purchase Ledger Clerk for example.

It would also be a useful qualification to gain if you’re a business owner wanting to confidently maintain and manage your business finances 

No matter what your reasons for studying this qualification, you can be confident you’ll gain a level of knowledge that means you can confidently apply your new found skills in any business setting.

There are a number of career and training progression options available from this qualification. If you hold a career goal of working as an Accountant or, Management Accountant for example, from here you could opt to continue your studies and seek to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification and then fully consolidate your skills and really take them to the top level with a Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 220 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date


Study Type

or a combination, Online, in centre

Training Type



AAT recommended study time 340 hours

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    About this diploma

    Finance Skills x Qualifications = A Strong Career Path

    Every business needs people with a strong grasp of figures, but these days to be in demand you also need to have the technical know-how to be able to input and report financial information using the latest software. Being able to provide business Directors with accurate and timely reports and data analysis is crucial.

    Whether you’ve already got basic skills or are venturing into the world of finance for the first time, this qualification could be the rocket to really launch your career in accounts. This powerful diploma combines the excellence of Pitman Training’s reputation and practical learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians), the professional awarding body for accountancy.

    Climb the career ladder

    This is a fantastic diploma for those who wish to gain the skillset required to work in the financial industry. You’ll study a range of courses including manual and digital bookkeeping, Sage, costing, along with gaining invaluable spreadsheet knowledge.

    Not only will you gain the essential knowledge and understanding of basic accounting procedures, on successful completion you will be able to present your accounting qualification to potential employers and be confident in the knowledge that you’ve put yourself in the best possible position to climb the accounting career ladder.

    This diploma holds valuable skills for any accounting professional. Whether working within a large or small organisation, or as a consultant or self-employed accountant, the skills learnt here are valuable to all. Small business owners who look after their own finances also find this Diploma hugely beneficial.

    For the duration of your studies you’ll gain access to MyAAT the online AAT study support site with resources, study guides, practice assessments etc.

    Once you’ve successfully completed your training you’ll gain a Pitman Training certification and then be well placed to gain the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification.

    Aims and Objectives

    Courses Included


    Finance Options

    Career Path

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      What's the difference?

      We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs


      Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


      Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses