AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online and On Campus)
What is this course about?
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 during any college closure. ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors.
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 – www.mindful-education.co.uk, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
Please note: classroom attendance is weekly.
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.
How is it taught
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.
What else do I need to know?
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.
What could I do next?
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.
Have You Considered?
- AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
- AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)
- Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate (Association of Accounting Technicians) Unit-Computerised Accounts
- Accounting AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
Chartered and certified accountants
Jobholders in this unit group provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishment’s income and expenditure.
- Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
- Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
- Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
- Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
- Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..
- Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
- Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
- Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
- Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.
97 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||7.05%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||59.11%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||11.26%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.98%|
Financial and accounting technicians
Financial and accounting technicians work alongside accountants and other financial professionals in managing the financial affairs of organisations.
- Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
- Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.
- Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.
- Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.
- Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.
11 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||18.83%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||36.51%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||5.45%|
Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks maintain and balance records of financial transactions, oversee the operation of payroll functions and calculate hours worked, wages due and other relevant contributions and deductions.
- Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
- Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
- Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
- Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
- Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
- Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
- Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.
292 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||12.71%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||27.77%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||4.52%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.41%|
Finance officers oversee book-keeping, general accounting and other financial and related clerical functions mainly within local government and a variety of public sector organisations.
- Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
- Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.
- Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.
- Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.
14 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||19.28%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||27.69%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||1.99%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.66%|