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L3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 | Diploma in Accounting

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The Level 3 Diploma is for candidates who have successfully completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate, or who have previous accounting qualifications and a good understanding of basic accounting. In this course, you will master new and complex accounting disciplines. The principles taught on the course enables learners to gain confidence and instil lifelong learning practices beyond the classroom. This course is great for those who are looking to pursue a career in accountancy, to take their prior knowledge to the next level. AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting and finance staff, with over 130,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide. AAT qualifications provide Accounting Technician status. Accounting Technicians work at all levels of finance, from accounts clerks to finance directors playing an integral role in almost every business sector.

How will I learn?

The course is class based for one day (6 hours) per week plus around 3 hours self-study, for 37 weeks. There will be a mixture of teacher demonstration, group work and plenty of practical exercises, supported by your tutor. There is no coursework - instead you will have 5 electronic exams of around 2 hours each, spread across the year.

This is a broad ranging practical course, showing you how to prepare the accounts and VAT returns for a sole trader or partnership You will also learn how to create the management accounts to improve the performance of a business. Finally, we will teach you the ethics required to be an accountant and how to use Excel to create accounts and reports as you would do in a real-life situation.

The syllabus consists of the following:

  • Final Accounts: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Process for Business
  • Business Awareness

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Entry Requirements

We recommend that you need level 2 in Maths & English (A to C Grade GCSE or equivalent)and a good standard of general education. This is advisory and please do contact us to discuss your personal situation. You would normally need to have successfully achieved the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or Bookkeeping qualification prior to enrolling onto this course. The course is also open to you if you can demonstrate that you have industry experience. A successful interview and assessment will be required prior to enrolling. Level 2 applicants do not require any previous accounting experience prior to enrolling; however, any accounting/business experience will be beneficial. You will need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) at a cost of £225, plus annual student membership of £101. All exam fees (single attempt) are included in the cost of your course. Textbooks are additional and are ordered from Osborne Books with a 35% discount – cost £128. Details on all of the above will be discussed during the first day of your course.

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