AAT is a professional body of Accounting Technicians. It was established in the UK in 1980 and it is sponsored by the four major chartered accountancy bodies in the UK. Since it was founded, the AAT qualification has become known and recognized worldwide .Thus with an AAT qualification one is sure of getting a job in most parts of the world. AAT approves colleges and centres who meet their requirements to offer its qualifications worldwide and in our case, Botswana Accountancy College is such a centre, which runs AAT courses in both Gaborone whose approved Assessment Centre Code is OO0503 and Francistown Centre Code OO2202. The qualification process involves a combination of exams and workplace experience evidence and practical simulations.
All assessments are computer based (CBA) and students sit for examinations in line with the College planned but flexible exam dates which consider the students’ needs and progression. AAT provides a competence-based Education and Training Scheme which develops and assesses both work-based skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding.
Applicants must have completed secondary education with a minimum of grade B or better for any of the subjects in the following combinations: English/Maths, or English/Accounts, or Commerce/Maths, or Commerce/Accounts.
AAT takes a minimum of two (2) years to complete. Commencement date is July and January every year.
Accounting Technicians work in accounting and finance alongside chartered accountants, in a wide range of jobs from accounts clerks to credit control officers to financial managers. Accounting Technicians work in all sectors of the economy; they work in industry and commerce, accountancy practices and the public and voluntary sectors. Some are self-employed, offering their services to the general public.
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting – (6 months)
- 1. Bookkeeping transactions- BTRN
- 2. Bookkeeping Controls-BKCL
- 3. Elements of Costing-ELCO
- 4. Using Accounting Software -UACS
- 5. Work Effectively Finance -WEFN , assessed in a SYNOPTIC ASSESSMENT (FSYA)
AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting –Level 3 (6 months)
- 1. Advanced Bookkeeping - AVBK
- 2. Final Accounts Preparation-FAPR
- 3. Management Accounting: Costing-MMAC
- 4. Indirect tax -IDRX
- 5. Ethics for Accountants-ETFA, assessed in aSYNOPTICASSESSMENT (AVSY )
- 6. Spreadsheets for Accounting -SPSH , assessed in a SYNOPTIC ASSESSMENT (AVSY )
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting – (12 months) 6 UNITS MANDATORY
- 1. FPFM - Financial performance
- 2. BDGT - Budgeting
- 3. FSTM - Financial statements
- 4. ISYS - Internal controls and accounting systems
OPTIONAL – ANY TWO
- Business Tax-BSTX
- Credit Management -CDMT
- External Auditing-ETAU
- Cash and Treasury Management- CTRM
Accounting Technicians work in accounting and finance alongside chartered accountants, in a wide range of jobs from accounts clerks to credit control officers to financial managers. Accounting Technicians work in all sectors of the economy; they work in industry and commerce, accountancy practices and the public and voluntary sectors. Some are self-employed, offering their services to the general public. (www.aat. org.uk)