AAT ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING - LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Awarded By: AAT
Duration: 36 weeks
Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 24-07-20

This qualification is designed for those looking to develop skills in advanced accounting, such as advanced book keeping, preparing financial accounts, management accounting, VAT returns and advanced spreadsheet functions.

Offering natural progression from the Level 2 qualification, the course, based on learning and applying theory, is ideal for those looking to progress an already established career in the accountancy sector, with successful completion leading to the possibility of employment in a range of roles, including: Tax Supervisor, Payments and Billing Manager, Senior Bookkeeper and Senior Finance Officer.

Upon successful completion, many learners choose to progress their studies further, enrolling on the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This qualification is designed for those looking to develop skills in advanced accounting, such as advanced book keeping, preparing financial accounts, management accounting, VAT returns and advanced spreadsheet functions.

As part of this 36 week, part-time programme, studied either one day per week or over two evenings, you will study a selection of modules, including:

  • Advanced Book Keeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounts: Costing
  • Indirect Taxation
  • Synoptic Assessment

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

The nature of this course and the job roles it can lead to make it a classroom based programme, with learning resources including PCs, interactive whiteboards, books and websites.

Classroom study is ideal for learners who prefer a shared learning experience, with the benefits including being able to ask tutors questions and receiving immediate answers, whilst also learning from and working with other learners in the room. For those returning to study after many years, or joining classroom learning for the first time, this can be a familiar and supportive environment to study in.

The course also offers the opportunity to mix with learners from various working and non-working environments.

Each session is delivered in accordance with industry standards set by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), allowing you to develop the skills and confidence needed to progress onto higher levels of study or employment roles with additional responsibilities.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course is based on learning and applying theory within a set exam. Knowledge and skills are tested via computer based assessments (CBAs), run entirely on PCs or laptops. To achieve competency, each exam requires 70% to pass.

Although not an essential requirement of the course, practical work experience can also assist with achieving greater success in the exam, as knowledge and theory are developed and applied in a practical accounting environment.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Upon successful completion you may choose to progress onto the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 at Preston's College.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

You are required to bring pens, pencils, paper and a calculator to each class. There will also be a requirement to purchase the set AAT textbooks and register with AAT as a student member – full details will be supplied on your first day.

Preston's College recognises that costs can be a worry, but depending upon your personal circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for the college bursary. Full detials will be provided at enrolment, in your Welcome Brochure.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must hold a relevant and recognised AAT Level 2 qualification.

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