Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Accountancy - AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

This course allows you to take your accountancy skills to the next level.

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Key information

Course type: Part-time professional Entry requirements: AAT level 2 Certificate in Accounting or a similar qualification. Alternatively, work experience or knowledge of the double entry book keeping system. End qualification: AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Awarding body: AAT Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £1,910 Assessment: Computer based exams. Results for 4 of the exams will be available usually within 1-2 hours. The result for the Synoptic Assessment will be available around 6 weeks after the exam. Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course aims and areas

This course is a natural progression from the AAT Level 2 Certificate and includes units on financial and management accounting, using spreadsheets, professional ethics and VAT.

Widely recognised in the profession as a highly desirable qualification, successful completion of this course will leave you well placed in the job market.

Successful students may wish to consider progression to the AAT level 4 Diploma course at Brighton MET or one of the professional chartered accounting qualifications such as ACCA. There is a high demand for competent accounting professionals within a wide range of business and non-profit making organisations at all levels. An AAT qualification gives an advantage when seeking a new
position.

Start dates

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Code Start Times Duration Fees ?
COM0388A 19 Sep 2018 Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm 36 weeks £1,910
COM570 16 Jan 2019 Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm 36 weeks £1,910
COM0388B 16 Jan 2019 Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm 36 weeks £1,910

Course Units

  • • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • • Final Accounts Preparation
  • • Indirect Tax
  • • Management Accounting: Costing
  • • Synoptic Assessment
  • The Synoptic Assessment contains the Ethics for Accountants and Spreadsheets for Accounting units, as well as questions from Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation and Management Accounting: Costing. 

Why the MET?

We have a wide range of courses, scheduled to accommodate busy lives. With this in mind, we offer part time day and evening options, with start dates in September and January.

This course is taught by a dedicated team of lecturers who are also professional accountants. Our experienced teaching staff are passionate and committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach.


Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

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  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value
  • An excellent level of spoken and written English is required for this course. 
  • Please be aware of the need to spend a significant amount of time away from the classroom undertaking independent study. 
  • It is recommended that students re-acquaint themselves with basic book-keeping principles before starting the course. 
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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Chartered or certified accountant

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

180 Available opportunities 2.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £21,489

AVERAGE £38,649

POTENTIAL £64,916

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing

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Financial or accounting technician

Typical Tasks:

  • Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.
  • Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.
  • Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.
  • Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.
  • Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

948 Available opportunities 3.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,726

AVERAGE £37,733

POTENTIAL £69,791

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking

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Book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk

Typical Tasks:

  • Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.
  • Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
  • Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
  • Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
  • Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
  • Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
  • Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1965 Available opportunities 2.9% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,790

AVERAGE £24,375

POTENTIAL £38,103

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

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Finance officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.
  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.
  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.
  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

114 Available opportunities 1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,057

AVERAGE £24,707

POTENTIAL £35,822

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

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