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Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma

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This intermediate level course covers key accounting tasks in detail.

AAT

Alexandra

“I work for a Bedford accountancy firm, Thompsons Accounting, and wanted to progress my career but continue to work full-time.  This part-time AAT course fits in well because it’s two evenings a week.”

“Although I work for an accountancy firm, I’m doing an administration job at the moment, so this AAT qualification will help advance my career. I’m planning to go on and complete the Level 4 AAT – that’s my goal.  Once I have the Level 4 qualification it will open up a lot of different opportunities for me. The course has definitely helped me gain a greater understanding of what goes on at work, particularly the financial terminology the accountants use, so it has significantly increased my confidence at work.”

Alexandra Diamant - Accounting (AAT) Level 3 Diploma

Entry requirements

To start you should have:

  • An AAT Foundation Stage/Certificate qualification, OR
  • Two A-Levels, one of which is in Accounting, OR
  • Relevant experience subject to passing the AAT Skillcheck

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Accounts Prep 1 and 2
  • Costs and Revenues
  • Cash management
  • Professional Ethics
  • Indirect Tax
  • Spreadsheets

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by skills tests and central assessments set by the AAT.

Further study and career options

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 prospects will be extremely good. On successful completion you can progress on to our Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

Additional information

These 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 purchase set books (around £250) and register with the AAT (£88 in 2016).

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. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans

Course information & how to book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

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 DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 19/09/2017 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm Launch our fee calculatorLaunch our fee calculator Cauldwell Street E1885S1 Apply
32 week(s) 19/09/2017 Tue 1.15 pm - 9.00 pm Launch our fee calculatorLaunch our fee calculator Cauldwell Street E1885S2 Apply
32 week(s) 19/09/2017 Tue, Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm Launch our fee calculatorLaunch our fee calculator Cauldwell Street E1885S3 Apply

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £21,000 per year!

» Visit the Advanced Learner Loans page for more information

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