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Accounting Level 3 Advanced Diploma Fast Track

This Level 3 Accountancy study programme leads will incorporate two units of the level 2  programme, to enable you progress to level 3 which  will further develop your skills in costing, financial accounting, indirect tax, ethics and spreadsheets.

AAT

Entry requirements

In order to begin this course you will need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-4  including English and maths 

Course content

During this course you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Accounts Preparation
  • Preparing financial statements for sole traders and partnerships
  • Management Accounting Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Synoptic assessment including Ethics and Spreadsheets

Assessment methods

You will be assessed throughout the study programme, via both computer-based assessments and computer-based examinations.

Qualifications

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 and AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress onto Accounting Level 4. 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 career prospects will be excellent. You could also continue your studies by progressing on to the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

Additional information

Additional independent study outside of College will be regularly expected. The 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 pay a resource fee of up to approximately £200 to cover the costs of books and £50 for any trips/visits. The course fee covers the cost of one exam for all units, so re-sits will need to be paid for if qualifying conditions have not been met. An additional £50 resource fee will also need to be paid on induction.

Funding information

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. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 16/09/2019 Launch our fee calculatorFree if 16-18yrs. Are you 19+?
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Cauldwell Street E2356

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