- Course Information
This Level 3 course builds on the topics covered in the AAT Level 2 Certificate and extends on the areas covered to the completion of final accounts. The programme is designed to provide the maximum flexibility to students from a wide range of circumstances and diverse backgrounds, allowing them to gain skills and knowledge based on nationally agreed standards of competence.
- Course Code
- Validated By
- Learner Aim Reference
- £2,573 (FREE if this is your first L3 or eligible for L3 free courses for jobs)*
- Attendance Pattern
- Course Level
- Level 3
- Study Mode
- Tuesdays & Thursdays 17:30-20:30
- Course Location
- Leyland Campus
- Start Date
- Age Group
- Adults (19+)
- Course Duration
- 35 weeks
The course comprises of:
Final Accounts Preparation
Management Accounting: Costing
Spreadsheets for Accounting
Ethics for Accountants (synoptic unit)
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The AAT has clear, transparent guidelines for potential students who have faced bankruptcy, have a criminal conviction or have arrangements with creditors. If these circumstances apply to you, please visit the AAT website at www.aat.org.uk for more information.
*Price: £2,573.00 exc AAT membership, loan available. FREE if this is your first L3 or eligible for L3 free courses for jobs.
- Equipment Required
You will be required to buy text books for this course and will be sent details before the course starts. These books will be available in the library subject to availability. You may also wish to purchase a set of course workbooks which will help you with your studies. These may be purchased through the College at a 40% discounted fee. Your tutor will discuss workbooks with you at the start of your course.
You will also need to bring the following to the first session:
- Entry Requirements
You should have successfully achieved AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or a L2 accounting qualification from another awarding body or A Level Accounting at Grade A*-C. You should have GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without these qualifications but sufficient life /work experience will need to complete an AAT skills test to assess their eligibility. The ability to word process under time constraints is also essential.
You are also required to become a member of the AAT professional body and will need to pay the annual AAT membership of £225. Membership is mandatory in order to be registered for examinations, which are an essential part of this course (price correct Aug 2022).
The AAT has clear, transparent guidelines for potential students who have faced bankruptcy, have a criminal conviction or have arrangements with creditors.
If these circumstances apply to you, please visit the AAT website for more information.
- How will I be assessed?
All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments, available to sit periodically throughout the year. Assessments may be:
- Computer marked –meaning you will get your provisional results straight away
- Partially computer marked and partially human marked – you will get your results within six weeks
- Human marked – you will get your results within six weeks
This qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, which draws on and tests your understanding of connections between different topics covered across the qualification.
- Progression Pathway
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (this course is also known as an Intermediate Diploma in Accounting).
Opportunities for employment may include working as an:
- Accounts Assistant
- Accounts Payable & Expenses Supervisor
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Audit Trainee
- Corporate Recovery Analyst
- Credit Controller
- Finance Assistant
- Insolvency Executive
- Payroll Administrator / Supervisor
- Tax Assistant / Accountant
You my also wish to further develop your skills nd knowledge by applying o the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.
- Health, Safety & Well-Being
Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.
We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.
Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.
- Delivery Method
This course is currently delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of online delivery and a small amount of classroom-based lessons.