Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma
This intermediate level course covers key accounting tasks in detail.
“I work for a Bedford accountancy firm, Thompsons Accounting, and wanted to progress my career but continue to work full-time. This part-time AAT course fits in well because it’s two evenings a week.”
“Although I work for an accountancy firm, I’m doing an administration job at the moment, so this AAT qualification will help advance my career. I’m planning to go on and complete the Level 4 AAT – that’s my goal. Once I have the Level 4 qualification it will open up a lot of different opportunities for me. The course has definitely helped me gain a greater understanding of what goes on at work, particularly the financial terminology the accountants use, so it has significantly increased my confidence at work.”
Alexandra Diamant - Accounting (AAT) Level 3 Diploma
To start you should have:
- An AAT Foundation Stage/Certificate qualification, OR
- Two A-Levels, one of which is in Accounting, OR
- Relevant experience subject to passing the AAT Skillcheck
During the course you will cover topics including:
- Accounts Prep 1 and 2
- Costs and Revenues
- Cash management
- Professional Ethics
- Indirect Tax
You will be assessed by skills tests and central assessments set by the AAT.
Further study and career options
Accounting Technicians are skilled staff employed in jobs ranging from Clerks to Accounts Department Managers, they are increasingly required in Industry and Commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level your prospects will be extremely good. On successful completion you can progress on to our Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.
These professional examinations require a high standard of preparation and considerable commitment if success is to be achieved. In addition to the course fees, you will also be required to purchase set books (around £250) and register with the AAT (£88 in 2016).
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans