AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 (Afternoon/Eve)

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 (Afternoon/Eve)

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  • Course Code: PLR3ACT001 (171B)
  • Prospectus Title: AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 (Afternoon/Eve)
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 36 Weeks (7. hours per week)
  • Start Date: 5 September, 2017
  • Course Tuition Fee: £1750(19+)
    The course may be free, depending on your circumstances, please contact Course Advice
  • Exam / Reg. Fee: £230

Entry requirements

There are formal entry requirements and it is expected that students will have successfully completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or have some other recognised finance / accounting qualification. Alternatively, we do accept students who have gained sufficient accounting experience in their place of work.

Who is it for?

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the professional body for Accounting Technicians. Traditionally a wide range of people study for this qualification - usually those working in accounting or finance. Local employers send their employees to our College to study at Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4. On successful completion of Level 3, students can progress to Level 4 in order to obtain the full AAT qualification and/or onto the full Higher Level Apprenticeship. The Level 4 Diploma in Accounting also provides exemptions to some higher level qualifications. When you have completed the course you will be able to: undertake duties at an advanced level in financial or management accounting. A financial accounting role could include preparing final accounts for a sole trader or partnership and preparing VAT returns. A management accounting role could include preparing management accounts which are used to make critical business decisions.

What does the course involve?

You will need to attend College one day a week over the academic year. To pass the qualification, you will need to complete 5 external exams.

The topics covered include:

  • Comprehensive double-entry bookkeeping
  • Control accounts and reconciliations
  • Journals and suspense account.
  • Accounting adjustments (assets, depreciation, stock, prepayments and accruals, bad debts and provisions)
  • Extended trial balance
  • Incomplete record techniques
  • Final accounts for a sole trader & partnerships
  • Indirect tax (VAT returns)
  • Cost and revenue information
  • Spreadsheets
  • Professional ethics.

How is the course assessed?

All assessments in the qualification will be computer based assessments (CBAs). CBAs are an up to date method of assessment that directly reflect the practical tasks that you currently perform or will be performing in the workplace.

Additional costs

An indication of course costs for you to consider are:

  • Tuition Fees (including exam fees on your first attempt)
  • AAT Registration Fees (paid by you after the course starts if you are 19 or older). Currently £135 first time registration or £92 renewal fee
  • Re-sit Exam Fees £45
  • Books (paid by you if you are 19 or older) approximately £84
  • Materials fee £20

All course costs are waived for students aged 18 years and under.

The course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan and other fee waivers may be available for students aged 19-23. For students aged 19+, financial assistance may be available through the College towards the cost of books and AAT registrations.

For fee enquiries please contact course advice on 01743 342333.

Additional notes

If you have achieved at Level 3, you may be eligible for entry on to AAT Level 4 or Higher Level Apprenticeships, HND and/or a BA Degree. If you opt to take Level 4, you will be able to apply for full membership on completion of the examinations and after demonstrating key competencies and experience. You can then progress on to higher accounting qualifications such as ACCA (Associations of Chartered Certified Accountant), ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales) or CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

In addition to attending the classes, you will find it necessary to supplement youe studies with home study.

Previous convictions: Please note - When registering with AAT, you will need to declare whether you have committed any criminal convictions or had civil convictions against you. All declarations will be followed up by AAT. Serious convictions may result in you being barred from becoming an AAT registered student.

Progression Bonus: Christmas 2017
Any existing student who progresses onto a higher level course with us in September 2017 and remains on the course until December 2017 will receive a £200 bonus. *assuming there is a progression route from your course.

Other details

Contact College for details. No concessions.

If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees.

This can be clarified by ringing Course Advice on 01743 342333.

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