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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Course Code: AAT007
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Do you dream about becoming an accountant? Then be one step ahead and study our level 3 diploma in accounting, from home now!

This course will allow you to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Understand principles of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping Learn how to record and account for non-current assets
  • Develop an understanding in advanced bookkeeping
  • Explore an organisation’s costing systems
  • Recognise VAT regulations
  • Lean how to create a spreadsheet for accounting

The course will allow you to study whenever you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

AAT qualifications are recognised internationally and by all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies. AAT qualified accountants are highly sought after by small businesses and large multinational companies.

So why not study one of the most widely known and respected accountancy qualifications in the UK and abroad, with this course? This is your path to success...

91% AAT examination pass rate over the last 12 months
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping (GLH: 60)
    • 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
    Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation (GLH: 60)
    • 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
    Unit 3: Management Accounting: Costing (GLH: 80)
    • 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
  • Unit 4: Indirect Tax (GLH: 60)
    • Understanding VAT regulations
    • Completing VAT returns accurately and on time
    • Understanding VAT penalties and adjust for previous errors
    • Communicating VAT information
    Unit 5: Ethics for Accounting (GLH: 50)
    • 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
    Unit 6: Spreadsheet for Accounting (GLH: 50)
    • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by four unit assessments and one synoptic assessment all of which are computer-based assessments that are taken at an external exam centre. The four unit assessments are available on demand throughout the year while the synoptic are available at set dates throughout the year. 

    Course Duration

    This course takes approximately 250 study hours to complete. Students have a year to complete the course from the date of enrolment.

  • Study Method

    Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials by post. You will receive full tutor support for a year via email.

    Course Outcomes

    On successful completion of your AAT exams you will receive a Certificate awarded by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

    The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been established for over 30 years and is a leading membership organisation for over 120,000 accounting professionals.

    AAT qualifications are recognised internationally and by all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies.

course questions & answers

What do I need to enrol onto this course?

You must be 16 years old in order to enrol onto this course, as well as have basic mathematical skills and IT literacy. It is also strongly advised that you have studied accounting at level 2, or have experience and basic understanding of accounting principles before studying this level 3 course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support by email
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

To sit your exams, you must join AAT as a student member, which will then give you access to their resources.  It is your own responsibility to pay for your student membership and exam fees, which are both payable to AAT. You will also need to pay your assessment centre fee’s, which will be paid directly to them.

Benefits and fees can be found on the AAT website.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

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    "The tutor that I have is very helpful"

    - Mitchell Smith, High Wycombe

    The course is really fun to learn. It's a little challenging in places but the tutor that I have is very helpful and I am able to get through the harder bits easier. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to get into accounting.

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