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
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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
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.
This course takes approximately 250 study hours to complete. Students have up to 2 years to complete the course from the date of enrolment.
Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials by post. You will receive full tutor support for 2 years via email and telephone.
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 skills do I need to enrol onto this course?
You will need to have basic mathematical skills and IT literacy.
What is included in the cost of my course?
Comprehensive study guide
Dedicated personal tutor support by email
Dedicated personal tutor support by telephone (available 4 days a week)
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
Exclusive Open Study College Pen
Student study planner
Three colour highlighter
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.
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.
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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