Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting | Level 3
Why this course?
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.
This Level 3 course is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.
“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:
Please note: Mindful Education lessons are released weekly but face to face (or remote) sessions with the GBMET tutor will be scheduled fortnightly (with few exceptions). Dates will be presented to you in the form of a calendar. It is essential to complete ME lessons prior to a session with a GBMET tutor. Additional self-study time is not only recommended but is expected to pass the exams and successfully achieve the qualification.
The course fee does not include registration and membership fees. 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.
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 advantageous but not essential.
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, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. You will also gain software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced 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:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Indirect Tax
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Ethics for Accountants
- Spreadsheets for Accounting
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
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.
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 or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma.
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.
The course fees are £2573. This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan and is covered by the Lifetime Skills Guarantee (details below).
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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.
If you are 19+ and this is your first full Level 3 qualification, you may be able to study this course for free. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: email@example.com | 01273 667704
The cost of this course does not include the cost of your AAT registration and membership. AAT students at all levels and on all financing options are responsible for registering as student members of the AAT. At the moment, the initial registration cost is £49, membership fee is £101 (charged annually). More details: https://www.aat.org.uk/membership/fees
This Level 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.