This course builds on the knowledge that students have gained from the Level 2 qualification. It introduces students to the need for accounting adjustments and the principals of accounts preparation. Students will also build on their costing skills and introduces more advanced costing systems including the use of spreadsheets. Students will learn the basics of VAT and Payroll they will understanding how spreadsheets are used the need for professional ethics.
What will I study?
There are four modules covered by the AAT Level 3 course:
- Financial Accounting Preparing Financial Statements
- Business Awareness
- Tax Processes for Business
- Management Accounting Techniques
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for students that have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting with a Merit grade. It builds on the knowledge they have learnt. It is well suited to students working in an Accounting role that wish to study on a part-time basis but also to those students looking for a change of career.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed by four computer based assessments these are available on demand. Homework and progress tests will also be used to assess student performance.
The course is offered either one day a week between the hours of 10am to 4pm starting in September and finishing at the end of June. Alternatively its offered two evenings a week between 6pm and 9pm starting in September and finishing at the end of June. All Level 3 courses take place at our Lower Mounts campus. There will also be some specific revision courses that take place on a Saturday morning.
You do not need any special materials you just need to bring a pen, paper and a calculator the use of a mobile phone as a calculator will not be permitted. You will be required to register as student member of the AAT as part of the course. It is strongly recommended that you purchase a set of textbooks form an approved provider as these will be used in class.
Depending on your circumstances you may qualify for a bursary to cover the cost of the car parking this will be discussed with you in your induction.
Progression and Career Opportunities
After successful completion of this course you could progress to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. These are some of the job roles that you may be able to do after completion of this course:
Audit Trainee Credit Controller Senior Bookkeeper Tax Assistant Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor Assistant Accountant Payroll Supervisor
Entry Requirements for new students
Specific requirements for this course
Students must have completed AAT Level 2 with a Merit grade or above. Alternative qualifications may be considered but you would have to sit an entry assessment.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place. As part of the interview process you will have to provide proof of relevant qualifications and may be required to sit an entrance test.