Accounting (AAT) - 16-19

Level 3, Advanced Diploma

Duration: One Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Start Date: September

Course Description

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AAT qualifications are held in high regard in the financial sector both at home and abroad.

This means you would be able to work anywhere in the world once you have completed your qualification.

The Level 3 AAT Accounting course is for students who have previously completed the Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

 

Modules

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preperation
  • Indirect Tax
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting
  • Ethics for Accountants.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

You will be taught more advanced accounting concepts with an emphasis on developing your practical skills and grasp of the underlying theory.

You will complete five computer based assessments, one of which covers all the units you have studied.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

  • You will be well equipped to find employment as a Bookkeeper, an Accounts Trainee or continue with your studies either at university (you can earn up to 160 UCAS points upon completion), or to the Level 4 AAT.
  • You can go on to a range of Accounting or Finance related university degree courses, or take further Accounting qualifications like ACCA and CIMA.
  • Your Tutors will usually be practicing accountants, or former finance professionals, who can call on real life examples in their teaching and guide you toward your chosen career.  
  • A period of work experience will be built into your course so that you can gain practical experience in your chosen area and practice and develop your skills.

What Could I Do Next?

You could progress to the Level 4 AAT Diploma as a part-time evening student or as part of an Apprenticeship at the College. Alternatively you can study an Accounting/Finance based degree at university.

Employers will often agree to sponsor employees to study for the Level 4 Diploma as a part-time evening student, if you wish to continue your studies when you enter employment.

Former students have gone to work for both large and small accountancy practices in London and locally. Others have continued their studies at university taking degrees in Accounting / Finance, or have taken further professional examinations leading to Chartered Accountant status. 

General Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs (minimum) Grade C or above including English language or maths. If you achieve English at a Grade C/4, your maths grade must be a D/3 and vice versa.

Students will be accepted with Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) at Merit Level and English Language or Maths at Level C/4.

Specific Entry Requirements

Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Maths at GCSE, as well as successfully completing the Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting.

If you can demonstrate that you have successfully mastered the Level 2 material, including double entry and basic accounting concepts, from previous studies (such as GCSE or A-Level Accounting) then you may also be eligible for entry to this course.

Additional Costs

  • You will need to purchase your own textbooks at a cost of approximately £100. This allows you to customise your books as required, and to have a reference source which can be used in your future career.
  • You will also need a non-programmable calculator and appropriate stationery, including ring binders and lined paper for note taking.
  • There will also be course-related trips at a reasonable cost.

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