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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. Students will learn the basics of VAT and prepare a VAT return they will understanding how spreadsheets are used in accounting and the need for professional ethics.

  • What will I study?

    There are six modules covered by the AAT Level 3 course:

    • Advanced Bookkeeping
    • Final Accounts Preparation
    • Management Accounting
    • Spreadsheet Software
    • Professional Ethics
    • Indirect Tax
  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal for students that have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting 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 five computer based assessments these are available on demand with the exception of the Advanced Synoptic exam which has scheduled dates.

  • General info

    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.

    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.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    After successful completion of this course you could progress to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

  • Entry Requirements for new students
    • Level 3 Four GCSEs at grade A-C (9-4) for BTEC courses or equivalent Five GCSEs at grade A-C (9-4) for A Levels

    • 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.
  • Admissions Process

    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.