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Course Code: AAT3
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Duration: One year
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Mondays, 9.30am - 4.30pm

What's it all about?

This qualification covers higher accounting tasks including: drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You will also have the option to complete more specialised units. If you successfully complete the advanced diploma in accounting you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and become a professional AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB).

Course information

The Level 3Diploma in Accounting will enable you to master the more complex accounting disciplines including:

  • business awareness
  • final accounting – preparing financial statements
  • management accounting techniques
  • tax processes for businesses.

A good level of maths is required to ensure success on this course. You will already have the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting, or have an existing understanding of skills and knowledge regarding double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software.

From 1 September, students on this course will need to pay a registration fee of £225.

You will be assessed by controlled assessments/exams and a synoptic assessment.

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Foundation Degree in Business Management at the College.

Examples of progression into employment include:

  • accounts assistant
  • accounts payable and expenses supervisor
  • credit control
  • finance assistant.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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