Career prospects

Are you interested in the financial world? It is an exciting one with lots of career opportunities available, with knowledge and skills in using SAGE application. All companies including micro, small and medium organisation across every industry will need someone who’s good with numbers.

The financial world is an exciting one with lots of career opportunities available.
There are also jobs available at every level, from administrator all the way up to senior manager. There’s sure to be something to suit your skills level.
Regardless of your age or employment history it’s never too late to start a career in financial sector.

Accounting qualifications cover three different levels:

accounting levels
  • Foundation

    After sitting the introductory certificate you’ll be qualified for a number of entry level roles, including accounts administrator, accounts assistant, payroll officer, sales ledger clerk and tax trainee.

  • Advanced

    At intermediate level, you open yourself up to roles such as assistant accountant, audit trainee, bookkeeper, credit controller and payroll supervisor.

  • Professional

    After sitting an advanced qualification you can consider careers such as senior finance officer, senior bookkeeper, tax supervisor and VAT accountant.

Whichever you undertake, you’ll be qualified for a wide range of job roles.

MI Skills Development Centre provide AAT Courses in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 which enables learners to study towards their chartered qualifications i.e. CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW or alternatively degree programmes. Our Accounting programme addresses specific business challenges professionals face.

Learning new skills and building on those you already possess can have a huge impact on your life, leading to:

  • Increased earning potential
  • Better career opportunities
  • The opportunity to start your own business

Entry Requirement:

Aged 16+
You must have completed Initial Assessment and IAG with us
Assessment Interview
Complete Accounting SkillsCheck Test
Currently Seeking employment and looking for strong new skills to take to the workplace

Other available Benefits:

We will provide a comprehensive training programme. This will include classroom delivery, real assessment practice & support from qualified professionals, assessor and internal quality assurance personnel.

  • Support from qualified and experienced IAG advisers
  • Employment workshops including CV writing and what working in an accounting department or firm will actually be like
  • Online Job Search with Confidence/Interview techniques tips
  • Volunteering Opportunity
  • Employer Engagement Officers finding you the best job opportunities
  • Traineeship/Traineeship
  • Additional one-to-one workshops to help you achieve your AAT qualifications
  • Membership to Accounting Body and Study Resources


  • Learners 16-24 Traineeship and or Traineeship
  • 19-23 first entitlement for Level 3
  • 19+Student Loan

Depending on your personal circumstances you may be entitled to funding to help you finance your course fees for Level 3 and 4 Qualifications.

The 19+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund offers financial support to help cover childcare and living costs. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, check out the GOV.UK 19+ Advanced Learning Loan Section.

Find out which AAT Accounting Qualification to start with

Want to study an AAT Accounting Qualification or become an AAT Accountant? This online tool will help you find the most suitable starting qualification.

AAT Skillcheck is a short online test with a series of multiple-choice questions. It should only take about 30 minutes to complete. You’ll be able to see your results and our recommended qualification immediately.

Once you have your results, this will discussed with your adviser to agree your starting qualification, and get started on your AAT Accounting Qualifications path.

Take the AAT Skillcheck test

Available Courses