AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications are widely recognised by employers as providing the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of accounting occupations. 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.
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.
The course comprises:
Final Accounts Preparation
Management Accounting: Costing
Spreadsheets for Accounting (synoptic unit)
Ethics for Accountants (synoptic unit)
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:
You should have successfully achieved an AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. Alternative nationally recognised qualifications may also allow access to this programme, such as A Level Accounting at Grade A*-C, or a Level 2 Accountancy qualification from an awarding body other than AAT. If you have sufficient relevant work experience (ie approx five years’ accountancy work) you may be offered a provisional place on this course subject to passing the ‘Accounts Preparation (I)’ module. If you would like to discuss alternative qualifications/experience further, please contact the Course Enquiries Team on 01772 642040.
The ability to type is essential as all exams are computer based. To be accepted on the course, other factors will also be taken into consideration including:
• 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 fee at a charge of £90 (price correct May 2017). Runshaw College will collect your AAT membership fee.
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 at www.aat.org.uk for more information. Bankruptcy (also Debt Relief Orders)/entering into an arrangement with creditors/having an unspent criminal conviction/being found guilty of a civil offence/having a County Court Judgement, is not necessarily a bar to AAT membership, but the AAT need to be sure of the suitability of students to maintain public confidence in the accountancy profession.
In order for the AAT to make a fair and just decision as to whether you should be granted membership, you will need to send the AAT additional information about your circumstances together with your membership registration form.
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.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. Opportunities for employment may include working as an:
- Accounts Assistant
- Accounts Payable & Expenses Supervisor
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Audit Trainee
- Corporate Recovery Analyst
- Credit Controller
- Finance Assistant
- Insolvency Executive
- Payroll Administrator / Supervisor
- Tax Assistant / Accountant.
The typical salary range for holders of an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting will be between £11,000 and £24,000. (Source: AAT 2013 Salary Survey for people working full-time).
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