The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is made up of five modules, including a synoptic preparation module. Most students complete this level in 6 – 9 months. Once the Advanced Diploma in Accounting is complete, students can move onto the Professional Diploma in Accounting. Students should have completed the Foundation Certificate or Bookkeeping Certificate or have a relevant qualification or experience if starting at this level. Apprentices may complete this qualification as part of the Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard.