Level 3 AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping
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Who is it for?
The AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping develops existing skills and knowledge at Foundation Level to an advanced level for anyone wishing to continue or pursue a career in bookkeeping.
This qualification is suitable for those who have completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or Bookkeeping and may help students already working in a bookkeeping role to progress by offering them formal recognition of their skills. The AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment.
This is also a useful route for learners who want to set up as independent bookkeepers, upon completion of all exams learners gain qualified bookkeeper status (AATQB).
It is expected that students will have successfully completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting Course or have some other recognised finance / accounting qualification. Alternatively, we do accept students who have gained sufficient accounting experience in their place of work.
AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths. If students do have any other relevant school or college qualifications, a degree or some accounting experience, these may in certain circumstances entitle students to claim exemptions.
What does the course involve?
Tax Process for Businesses
Computer based exam
Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
Computer based exam
The results for exams are immediate.
How is the course assessed?
All assessments in the qualification will be computer based assessments (CBAs). CBAs are an up to date method of assessment that directly reflect the practical tasks that you currently perform or will be performing in the workplace. CBAs offer you greater flexibility as you can take these assessments as and when you are ready and with the agreement of your tutor. Also, as many CBAs can be marked automatically, you will get a provisional result straight away.
The pass mark is 70%. You will be issued a report which indicates how well you performed in the exam along with a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ grade.
Your enrolment entitles you to one exam per unit, any resits are chargeable at £60 each
How much does it cost?
- Tuition Fees £1,180
- Exam Fees £ 120
- AAT Student Membership £ 90
- Books £ 45.60
All course costs are waived for students aged 18 years and under.
The course is eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan and other fee waivers may be available for students aged 19-23. For students aged 19+, financial assistance may be available through the College towards the cost of books and AAT registrations.
For fee enquiries please the Part-Time Admissions Team on 01743 342333.
If you have achieved at Level 3, you may be eligible for entry on to AAT Level 4 or Higher Level Apprenticeships, HND and/or a BA Degree. If you opt to take Level 4, you will be able to apply for full membership on completion of the examinations and after demonstrating key competencies and experience. You can then progress on to higher accounting qualifications such as ACCA (Associations of Chartered Certified Accountant), ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales) or CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).
Successful completion of Level 3 will depend on a high level of commitment from students. This course requires significant home study between lessons, we generally recommend 4 hours per week.
Previous convictions: Please note - When registering with AAT, you will need to declare whether you have any criminal convictions or had civil convictions against you. All declarations will be followed up by AAT. Serious convictions may result in you being barred from becoming an AAT registered student.
What do I do next?
If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Part-time Admissions on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Part-time Admissions on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email: email@example.com
Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.
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