This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal if you are looking to advance your existing knowledge of accounting.
What will I learn?
Our flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
The qualification covers a range of complex bookkeeping tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including bookkeeping principles and concepts.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue bookkeeping as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.
Units of Study
The Level 3 course covers a range of key areas, including:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Indirect Tax
- Final Accounts Preparation
You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.
Study Method – Online and On Campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our Online and On Campus model.
Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.
On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. An experienced college tutor will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed through computer-based exams and unit assessments.
Check out our video to find out the content of this Level 3 Course
Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place. Some of the regular ‘On Campus’ lessons can be replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
Jobs and further study
Students completing the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping may wish to go on and complete the full AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. If you do choose to continue your studies in this way, then your achievements in the Bookkeeping qualification are carried over to the longer Accounting qualification.
If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership (AATQB).
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.
The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Finance Officer, Assistant Accountant and Bookkeeper. You will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, giving you the option to work as a freelance bookkeeper.
Entry requirements (minimum)
AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT qualification in Bookkeeping. However, for the best chance of success it is recommended that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths, and a sound knowledge of bookkeeping principles. Achievement of an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is advantageous but not essential.
Students are advised to use the AAT skill Checker prior to starting the course: www.aatskillcheck.org/home.aspx
Once you have your results, you should discuss them with the college to agree your starting qualification, and get started on your AAT Accounting Qualifications path.
All students must apply for AAT student membership prior to the course starting. You can apply here www.aat.org.uk/register/student
NOTE: The Induction date and time for the AAT Level 3 course is Tuesday 21 January 2020, 6 - 9pm after which the course will run every Thursday evening apart from the last 3 weeks which will be during the day due to the holidays.