Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting | Level 3

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: You must have a sound knowledge of bookkeeping principles to undertake the AAT Level 3 programme. Achievement of an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting is essential. Assessment: This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification. Qualification: AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Awarding Body: AAT

Why this course?

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This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. 

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

“The Online and On Campus study method is a life saver! The online learning platform supplemented my in class knowledge with the very helpful video tutorials which I could replay as many times as I needed to, meaning I could learn at my own speed.” - Online and On Campus Learner, GB MET

Find out more about this course from lecturer Cath Littler by watching the video below: 

The course fee does not include registration and membership fees or books required for the optional modules –  approx. cost of £200.  The cost of the first scheduled unit's exam as per the course calendar is included in the course fee. Any change in the original exam booking, any retake, or exam taken after the course ends will incur a fee. 

All level 2,3,4 courses are run in partnership with Mindful Education as a blended learning course (online and on campus). To progress successfully through the course, it is essential to use the online resources timely, prior to the session with the teacher on campus.

We will be following the AQ2022 brand new AAT syllabus. 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0195-1C 14 Sep 2022 Northbrook College, Broadwater Campus Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm 37 Weeks £2573.00
FE0248-1C 14 Sep 2022 Northbrook College, West Durrington Campus Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm 37 Weeks £2573.00

Entry Requirements

You must have a sound knowledge of bookkeeping principles to undertake the AAT Level 3 programme. Achievement of an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting is essential.

  • An excellent level of spoken and written English is required for this course.
  • Please be aware of the need to spend 5- 8 hours a week away from the classroom undertaking independent study.
  • It is recommended that students re-acquaint themselves with basic book-keeping principles before starting the course. 
Entry Requirements

What will I learn?

This qualification covers a range of complex accounting tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, preparing financial concepts, management accounting, tax processes and business awareness. 

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy 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: 

  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements 
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses
  • Business Awareness

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 flexible Online and On Campus model. 

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which 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. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 5-6 hours studying independently online each week. 

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group. 

Progression

Progression
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting.


Career opportunities
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.

Progression

The course fees are shown in the table on the overview tab.

The course fee does not include registration and membership fees or books required for the optional modules –  approx. cost of £200. The cost of the first scheduled unit's exam as per the course calendar is included in the course fee. Any change in the original exam booking, any retake, or exam taken after the course ends will incur a fee.

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects.

This course may be free for you if:

  • You are 19+
  • This is your first full Level 3 qualification OR
  • You achieved your full level 3 qualification before 1 April 2021 (and none since) and you are unemployed (or earn less than £345 per month) and are in receipt of benefits OR
  • You achieved your full level 3 qualification before 1 April 2021 (and none since) and you are employed and have an annual gross income less than £18,525

For more information, please visit the government website or speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

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