AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

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Level 3 is the second level of the AAT Accounting Qualification. It introduces you to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and preparing financial records to the final accounts stage for sole traders and partnerships. This course builds on the successful completion of Level 2 but may also be suitable if you have significant relevant accounting experience and/or relevant advanced qualifications.

What are the entry requirements?

Progression from Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or, direct entry due to prior relevant qualifications and/or experience. Students should have an adequate level of English and Mathematics (Level 2 or equivalent recommended). The appropriate entry point for newcomers to the AAT programme will be discussed at interview to ensure you are directed towards the best entry point.

The AAT requires that students disclose any criminal records or financial barriers to membership e.g. County Court Judgements, bankruptcy etc. Applicants should seek advice from the AAT (www.aat.org.uk) to ensure they can meet these requirements for AAT student membership before enrolment takes place.

What subjects will I study?

• Preparing final accounts for partnerships and sole traders
• Cash management
• Providing cost and revenue information
• Preparing and completing VAT returns
• Working with Spreadsheets
• Professional Ethics in Accounting and Finance

How will I learn?

The course is classroom based (taught sessions and workshops).
The use of electronic learning resources is encouraged e.g. the AAT's website learning resources and those available via the college's virtual learning environment (VLE).

How will I be assessed?

All units include a computer based assessment or project and these are held at the college.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Students can, in agreement with the college, progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

How long is the course?

1 academic year: 34 weeks.

Are there any additional costs?

The AAT charges an annual membership fee and an initial registration fee. These are essential costs which must be paid in order to undertake the course. In addition, there are books and stationery requirements for study. Book codes and details will be provided at the start of your course. Assessment fees are included in the course fee for first exam attempts. Any further attempts would need to be paid by you before taking the exam.

AAT Membership Disclaimer
To undertake AAT qualifications, students must be a registered member with the AAT and this requires students to meet the AAT?s policy on bankruptcy and criminal background. This is outside the control of Furness College and is your personal responsibility. Further information can be found at; www.aat.org.uk.

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