AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Course Code: AC3DP
Learning Aim Code: 60069089
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time
Duration: Two days per week for five months, one day per week for nine months, or one evening per week for 11 months
Campus: Wellington Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

If you’re aged 19 or over, already working in accountancy and want to move up the career ladder the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting will help you develop the skills you need to succeed.

AAT accountancy courses give you the practical, internationally-recognised finance and accountancy skills that employers want and can open doors for you in the industry and will give you membership to a highly respected international professional body of accountants which has over 120,000 members worldwide.

The Level 3 course will build on your basic bookkeeping and accounting skills and enable you to master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and VAT returns, and professional ethics. You will learn how to use spreadsheets in an accounting environment and gain knowledge and understanding of costing systems and aspects of budgeting that will help aid short-term and long term decision making.

You will also gain an understanding of the code of professional ethics that members of the Association of Accounting Technicians are required to adopt.

Completion of the course will enable you to pursue a career as an accounts administrator or assistant, bookkeeper, purchase or sales ledger clerk, trainee tax assistant or trainee accounts technician, or progress to the AAT Level 4 qualification.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO QUALIFY? There are few options to choose from - you can study this course two days per week for five months, one day per week for nine months or one evening per week for 11 months.

ENROL NOW! You can enrol throughout the year for any of the AAT qualifications - all of the courses have multiple start dates during the year.

For more information or to enrol, call Lisa Franks on 0121 366 9312 or email: lisa.franks@fmbusinessschool.com

What will I learn?

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Final accounts preparation
  • Indirect tax
  • Management accounting: costing
  • Software for accounting
  • Ethics for accountants

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop a better understanding of the legislation and professional ethics of accounting
  • Develop a working knowledge and application of spreadsheet software
  • Improve and develop your accounting skills
  • Learn how to prepare a VAT return and gain an understanding of VAT legislation
  • Meet with others and share skills and knowledge with people who are in an accounting role

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Four computer-based assessments at the end of each module
  • One synoptic assessment

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career as an accounts administrator or assistant, bookkeeper, purchase or sales ledger clerk, trainee tax assistant or trainee accounts technician
  • Progress to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to:

  • Be 19 years or over
  • Have successfully completed and achieved AAT Level 2 attaining either first or second time passes, with City of Wolverhampton College – FMBS AAT Academy and;
  • Maintained good attendance throughout your AAT Level 2 programme, attending at least 95% of the scheduled classes and;
  • Successfully passed the entrance assessment to be offered a place at Level 3 by the Academy.

You will also be required to attend an interview with a member of the AAT team.

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