L3 Advanced Diploma In Accounting

This Level 3 course builds on the topics covered in the AAT Level 2 Certificate and extends on the areas covered to the completion of final accounts. The programme is designed to provide the maximum flexibility to students from a wide range of circumstances and diverse backgrounds, allowing them to gain skills and knowledge based on nationally agreed standards of competence.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
      £2573 (excludes AAT membership and admin fee)
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime or Evening
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus (evening)
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      35 weeks
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  • Overview

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    • The course comprises of:

    • Advanced bookkeeping

    • Final Accounts Preparation

    • Management Accounting: Costing

    • Indirect Tax

    • Spreadsheets for Accounting
      (synoptic unit)

    • Ethics for Accountants (synoptic unit)

  • Equipment Required

    Although course textbooks are available in the College library, you may wish to buy a textbook (following consultation with your tutor). You may also wish to purchase a set of course workbooks which will help you with your studies. These may be purchased through the College at a 40% discounted fee. Your tutor will discuss workbooks with you at the start of your course.
    You will also need to bring the following to the first session:

    • pen
    • paper
    • calculator.
  • Entry Requirements

    You should have successfully achieved a Level 2 AAT certificate in Accounting
    or a L2 accounting qualification from another awarding body or A Level Accounting at Grade A*-C. Applicants without these qualifications but sufficient
    life /work experience can sit a diagnostic assessment. The ability to word process is essential.

    To be accepted on the course, other factors will also be taken into consideration

    • commitment to study
    • previous skills, experience and success

    You should also be a member of the AAT and will need to pay the annual AAT membership of £94 (price correct April 2019).

    Please Note: 

    The AAT has clear, transparent guidelines for potential students who have faced bankruptcy, have a criminal conviction or have arrangements with creditors. 

    If these circumstances apply to you, please visit the AAT website for more information.

  • How will I be assessed?

    All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments, available to sit periodically throughout the year. Assessments may be:

    • Computer marked –meaning you will get your provisional results straight away
    • Partially computer marked and partially human marked – you will get your results within six weeks
    • Human marked – you will get your results within six weeks

    This qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, which draws on and tests your understanding of connections between different topics covered across the qualification.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (this course is also known as an Intermediate Diploma in Accounting). 

    Opportunities for employment may include working as an:

    • Accounts Assistant
    • Accounts Payable & Expenses Supervisor
    • Accounts Payable Clerk
    • Audit Trainee
    • Bookkeeper
    • Corporate Recovery Analyst
    • Credit Controller
    • Finance Assistant
    • Insolvency Executive 
    • Payroll Administrator / Supervisor
    • Tax Assistant / Accountant

    You my also wish to further develop your skills nd knowledge by applying o the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

  • Health, Safety & Well-Being

    Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

    We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.

  • Safeguarding

    Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.