Course Code: TP1FE006 Accounting - Level 3 (AAT) Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year Apply now 04 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year Apply now 03 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year Apply now 03 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis AAT qualification is a competence-based qualification that gives you the relevant and practical skills to do a wide range of accounting and finance jobs. In this qualification you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification is currently equivalent to 160 UCAS points and may support your application to university. Entry Requirements It is expected that you will already hold the AAT Level 2 Certificate. However, some may be eligible to begin at AAT Level 3 depending upon accounting qualifications already held and/or work experience. To support your application, you are required to complete a diagnostic assessment in addition to having English and Maths GCSE’s or functional skills. This course is ideal for a wide range of applicants including those already employed in an accounting or finance environment, unemployed or those seeking a career change and want to move into accountancy. Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Accounting Industry Placement and Field Tripsn/a Learning and Teaching Methods The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting consists of four mandatory units: Tax Processes for Business Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements Management Accounting Techniques Business Awareness Workroom based teaching and computer suites for practice accounting sessions. Sessions are delivered by highly qualified industry accountants. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsYou will be assessed through time-constrained competence-based assessments and external online examinations throughout the programme. Apprentices are required to complete an EPA (end point assessment, a portfolio and professional discussion) Other Costs and Equipment NeededStudent membership of the professional body is a requirement within 6 weeks of the course commencement Recommended textbooks are required for this programme. Tuition Fees Some adult students may not have to pay course fees whilst others will be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover their costs. To find out about this and what other support may be available to you, please read our 19+ tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: AAT Awarding Body: AAT Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Finance is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills will never go away. Jobs in accounting and finance are extremely diverse and deliver exciting career opportunities. With AAT (an internationally recognised qualification) on your CV, you demonstrate a level of industry excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers across all industries and sectors. The Diploma in Accounting may lead to employment as: Accounts administrator, Accounts assistant, Accounts payable clerk, Purchase/sales ledger clerk, Payroll administrator, Trainee accounting technician, Trainee finance/tax assistant.