Course code: BSAQ100P
Subject area: Accounting and Finance
Study level: Part Time
Course level: 3
18:00 - 21:00
Days of week:
5th Sept 2024 - 26th Jun 2025
Course location:Abingdon Campus
01235 555 585
The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and covers the fundamentals for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance alongside a range of complementary business and personal skills to gain knowledge, practical experience and certification.
Online video lectures are available on-demand and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.
On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.
Please note: Classroom attendance is required in college every week (Thursday) along with independent study between college sessions, using the Mindful Education platform.
This qualification comprises four mandatory units:
• Business Awareness
• Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
• Management Accounting Techniques
• Tax Processes for Businesses.
Students also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what they learn on the course to the wider industry context.
Completion of this qualification can provide progression onto the Associate Bookkeeping membership, where students will gain professional recognition with the designatory letters AATQB (Qualified Bookkeeper). Students may also progress onto the Professional level and become a full member of AAT upon achieving the associated membership criteria. The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting also provides the skills required to support the establishment and operation of a healthy business.
Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:
• an Accounts Assistant
• an Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
• an Assistant Accountant
• an Audit Trainee
• a Credit Controller
• a Finance Assistant
• a Finance Officer
• a Payroll Supervisor
• a Senior Bookkeeper
• a Tax Assistant.
This course is currently eligible for Level 3 “Free Courses For Jobs Offer”, if any of the below categories apply then you would be eligible for a reduction. Funding is subject to change.
• you are unemployed, and in receipt of a benefit eg Universal Credit, JSA, ESA, Income Support, or Housing Benefit and looking to use the course to find employment.
• you are in paid employment (working) and earn less than £20,319 a year gross from the paid employment.
• you do not already have a full level 3 qualification, or above. This includes A-levels (2 full or 4 AS), Diploma or other qualification at level 3 or the equivalent from outside the UK/England. Qualifications higher than level 3 include degrees, HNCs, Masters, PHDs and equivalents.
Tuition Fee: £2,350.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £2,350.00
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 5-6 hours studying independently online each week.
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.
Students must successfully achieve the four mandatory unit assessments to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by externally marked assessment is 100%. All assessments on the qualification are computer-based.
Students will develop an understanding of business and its structure and purpose, as well as an appreciation of the wider business environment. Students will develop skills supporting complex financial processes, such as final accounts, reports and returns, use of technology to provide management accounting information, and completion of VAT returns.
Students will be expected to take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within limited parameters, such as awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work. Students will need to use a variety of data and information about a business to visualise and communicate key information needed for business decision-making.