Accounting & Bookkeeping Courses in Hertfordshire

Professional courses are ideal for those in work and who wish to enhance their career prospects or maybe consider a change of career. The courses at Oaklands College are professionally accredited by AAT, the professional body for accounting technicians, which is well recognised by employers.

We recognise the need for professionals to gain an award while continuing their employment and the following courses can help you achieve that.

Choose from a variety of bookkeeping courses to suit you, including computerised accounting courses available from Oaklands College.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work-based awards in England that are achieved through assessment and training. It’s an ideal way to learn without having to give up work and employers agree that they demonstrate the true skills of an employee.

We support organisations by providing bespoke training solutions that fit your exact needs. The College can organise a complete training session for your staff, including curriculum, staff and facilities. Please contact us for more details.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email

AAT Level 1 Certificate in Accounting

This course will help you gain an understanding of accountancy in the workplace and will provide you with basic accountancy, bookkeeping and payroll knowledge. You will learn how to use compuerised accounting software and spreadsheet programmes to help you build a strong foundation to the accountancy and finance profession.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration21WK 21 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • SSt Albans Campus

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

In this qualification you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants. If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AATQB status.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration31WK 31 weeks
  • SSt Albans Campus