AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3
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Develop your accounting career with this AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 course and help your CV stand out from the crowd.
- Achieve this AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 qualification from one of the most respected and widely-known awarding bodies worldwide.
- Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you secure a place at university.
- AAT qualifications are recognised both internationally and by all UK chartered and certified accounting bodies.
- Accountants with an AAT qualification are highly sought after by companies of all sizes.assets.
- Ideal for anyone looking to progress their career in accounting and finance.
- Study from home at your own pace.
- If you add on your exams, we will book and pay for them for you!
This AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 course has been designed for those with a basic level of experience or knowledge of accounting who wish to develop their accounting career and progress!
During this course, you’ll learn more about preparing final accounts, advanced bookkeeping tasks such as preparing and extending the trial balance, and how to accurately complete VAT tax returns.
AAT is the world’s leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, working with members around the world. Their accounting courses are highly sought-after and as an AAT qualification, this accredited accounting qualification will help you to progress your career.
You will need to complete your AAT exams to complete and achieve your qualification. You can choose to add your AAT exams on to your enrolment. If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams.
And if you’re thinking of going to university, you’ll also be able to gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you secure a place!
Up to one year.
Approximately 250 hours.
On successful completion of your AAT exams, you will receive your AAT Advanced Diploma In Accounting Level 3.
Ten tutor-marked assessments, five unit exams, and one synoptic assessment.
- Understanding accepted principles of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping
- Understanding accounting methods of recording non-current assets
- Accounting for purchase of non-current assets
- Accounting for depreciation and adjustments
- Accounting for disposal of non-current assets
- Preparing and extending the trial balance
- Understanding the process involved in preparing final accounts
- Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
- Producing final accounts for sole traders
- Understanding partnerships’ legislative and accounting requirements
- Preparing a statement of profit or loss appropriation account
- Preparing a financial position statement relating to a partnership
- Understanding an organisation’s costing systems
- Recording and analysing cost information
- Apportioning costs to organisational requirements
- Analysing budget deviations and reporting these to management
- Using information gathered from costing systems to assist decision making
- Understanding VAT regulations
- Completing VAT returns accurately and on time
- Understanding VAT penalties and adjust for previous errors
- Communicating VAT information
- Understanding principles of ethical working
- Understanding ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers
- Understanding when and how to take appropriate action following suspected ethical codes breaches
- Understanding the ethical responsibility of finance professionals in promoting sustainability
- Using a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
- Selecting and using appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques
- Presenting, formatting and publishing spreadsheet information
The qualification is assessed through five unit exams and one synoptic assessment, which you will complete at the end of your course. This computer-based exam must be sat under controlled conditions at an external examination centre. The five exams will be available on-demand throughout the year, while the synoptic assessments are available on set dates throughout the year. Your tutor will be able to help you decide when you are ready to take the exams.
You will also have ten tutor-marked assessments to complete that will help you track your progress and you can complete these in as much or as little time as you need.
Booking your assessments
You can choose to add your exams on to your enrolment. If you choose this option, we will book and pay for your exams for you. Our partner exam centres for students choosing to book their exams through us are based in Birmingham or Irthlingborough near Northampton. When choosing to add your exams to your enrolment, it is important to note that we are only able to book your exams at the specified centres in either Birmingham or Irthlingborough, and therefore, you must be prepared to travel to one of those centre to complete your exam.
This bundle course will take you approximately 250 hours to complete. To allow you to study at your own pace, you will have up to one year to complete your course which is more than enough time.
Once you have enrolled, you will receive all course materials by post. You will study this course through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you.
You will also receive unlimited tutor support via email for twelve months.
Once you have registered with AAT for your student membership, you will have access to their library of online resources and additional support materials, including sample assessments to help you prepare for your exams.
We will send an email with a link to download the free Sage software.
Once you have successfully completed your exams and assessments, you will receive your AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 from The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been established for over 30 years and is the world’s leading professional membership body for over 130,000 accounting professionals. AAT’s vocational qualifications are recognised internationally and by all chartered and certified accountancy bodies in the UK.
You must be 16 years old to enrol on this course, as well as have basic maths and IT skills. You will also need an internet connection to allow you to download the free software.
You are also required to have a thorough understanding of double-entry bookkeeping, the ledger, VAT, and associated terminology.
- FREE Sage Accounts software (downloadable via a link we’ll send by email).
- Comprehensive study guide.
- Dedicated personal tutor support by email.
- Dedicated student support.
- Assignment marking and feedback.
- Exclusive Open Study College study pack.
- FREE CV critique service.
- FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers.
- FREE XO Student Discounts membership.
The Sage software will only work on computers which run Windows 7 or higher, therefore Sage will not run on Windows XP. Sage software will not run on any Apple Macintosh computer. Please email us for full specification and compatibility details. The free software is provided as a download so you will need to ensure that you have an internet connection.
To sit your exams, you must join AAT as a student member, which will then give you access to their resources. If you add your exams to your enrolment, these are included within the cost. However, if you choose to book your exams separately, you must book and pay for these yourself.
More information on fees can be found on the AAT website.
It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.