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Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Full Level 2 qualification (example include either 5 or more GCESs A* – C, NVQ level 2, GNVQ intermediate, BTEC 1st Diploma or functional skills) and Completion of the AAT skills check (https://www.aatskillcheck.org/home.aspx) Following receipt of your application and supporting documents an informal interview will be arranged for you to discuss the course with an AAT course assessor. This will give you the opportunity to discuss the course in more detail and to address any questions you have. The assessor will also be able to establish if this is the correct course for you and will advise you whether you are eligible Offer of place on the course is on condition that the induction assessment has been passed within the induction period Applicants must be 19 or older on the first day of the course and have been living in the UK/EAA for the past 3 years

What will I learn?

Why choose to study with us?

Not only do we have over 25 years’ experience of delivering education and training to over 5,000 new students each year, we have built a reputation for providing quality ELearning too!

This means you can still benefit from our excellent education, even if you can't fit your lifestyle or schedule around our college timetable.

All our ELearning courses are accredited by established institutes and have national recognition.

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is delivered 100% via ELearning, so you do not need to attend classes in the College but have the flexibility to study at times to fit around your existing commitments. You will be required to travel to an Approved [AAT Centre] (https://www.aat.org.uk/assessment/assessment-venue/search) which is local to you to sit exams.
This course ideal for anyone who is:

  • wishing to pursue a career in accountancy and finance
  • wishing to gain specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance
  • looking for a progression route after achieving either the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or the AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business. It is also suitable for those who are at a more intermediate level and are looking to develop their skills in accounting, or for those who have already started working in finance and who have a need and desire to attain formal recognition of their skills
  • interested in pursuing a career in this occupational area
  • seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills in this occupational area

The course is divided into the following 6 Units:

Advanced Bookkeeping

  • Understanding accepted principals of account and double-entry bookkeeping
  • Understanding accounting methods of cording non-current assets
  • Accounting for purchase of non-current assets
  • Accounting for depreciation and adjustments
  • Accounting for disposal of non-current assets
  • Preparing and extending the trial balance

Final Accounts Preparation

  • Understanding the process involved in preparing final accounts
  • Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
  • Producing final accounts for sole traders
  • Understanding partnership legislative and accounting requirements
  • Preparing a statement of profit or loss appropriation account
  • Preparing a financial position statement relating to a partnership

Management accounting: Costing

  • Understanding an organisation's costing system
  • Recording and analysing cost information
  • Apportioning costs to organisational requirements
  • Analysing budget deviations and reporting these to management
  • Using information gathered from costing systems to assist decision making

Indirect Tax

  • Understanding VAT regulations
  • Completing VAT returns accurately and on time
  • Understanding VAT penalties and adjusting for previous errors
  • Communication VAT information

Ethics for Accountants

  • Understanding principals of ethical working
  • Understanding ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers
  • Understanding when and how to take appropriate action following suspected ethical codes breaches
  • Understanding the ethical responsibility of finance professionals in promoting sustainability

Spreadsheets for Accounting

  • Using a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Selecting and using appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques
  • Presenting, formatting and publishing spreadsheet information

The assessment method for this course is via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and is a combination of computer based assessments and exams.

Exams: 4 end of unit assessments exams and 1 synoptic assessment exam. Learners are responsibility for booking the exams at an approved AAT examination in their local area.

NB: Exam fees will vary dependent on the approved examination centre's fees.

What could I progress on to?

The accountancy skills developed by studying this qualification will enable you to seek employment with confidence, and/or to progress to the next level of learning.

Skills development through this qualification can lead to employment as:

  • an accounts assistant
  • an accounts payable and expenses supervisor
  • an accounts payable clerk
  • an assistant accountant
  • an audit trainee
  • a corporate recovery analyst
  • a credit controller
  • a finance officer
  • an indirect tax manager
  • an insolvency executive
  • a payroll supervisor
  • a professional bookkeeper
  • a senior bookkeeper
  • a tax assistant



What's included?

  • Access to Interactive Online Course Materials
  • Dedicated qualified ELearning assessor support
  • Marking and Feedback: Your course Progress Tests and Assignments are marked by your assessor with full feedback
  • E-Welcome Study Support Pack
  • ELearning Admin Team regularly check-in with you to support and guide you
  • AAT Admission and Membership Fee
  • Synoptic exam (final exam)

Additional costs:

  • End of Unit Exam Fees: 4 exams @ £44 per exam (Payable directly to your exam venue)
  • AAT Exam Admin (Invigilation) Fees

You will need to sit your exams at an exam centre near you. The exam centre will charge you an invigilation fee. Some exam centres will charge more than others – the average is £35 per exam. (Payable directly to your exam venue)

Exam and invigilation fees can be paid as and when you sit each exam.

ID/Documentation Requirements

  • Current CV
  • Passport*
  • Evidence/certificates of highest qualification

*(If a passport is out of date or you don’t have one please contact 01424 458491 to discuss what other ID is accepted).

Funding options:

  • Advanced Learner Loan*
  • Self-funded
  • Employer funded

*Eligibility for the Advanced Learner Loan

You must be 19 or older on the first day of your course and are resident in England and have been living in the UK/EAA for the past 3 years.

For full guidance on eligibility please see the GOV.UK Advanced Learner Loan website https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Course code 19999
    Course name AAT (Level 3) Application Course
    Campus Offsite Premises
    Study mode
    Start date 01/08/16
    Duration 52 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 19999
    Course name AAT (Level 3) Application Course
    Campus Offsite Premises
    Study mode
    Start date 31/07/17
    Duration 52 week (s)

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