AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping

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Aimed at experienced bookkeepers, this Level 3 qualification offers progression for those who already have bookkeeping knowledge at Foundation level, either to secure a bookkeeping role or go on to further study. It covers areas like double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, intermediate spreadsheets and software use.

Course Information

The course consists of three units:

Advanced Bookkeeping

This unit is the first of two Advanced financial accounting units. It develops Foundation skills, incorporating advanced bookkeeping and managing records for non-current assets, in preparation for producing final accounts for unincorporated organisations.The purpose of this unit is to build on skills and knowledge learned in the Foundation level accounting units and to develop bookkeeping skills, taken to an initial trial balance. This is valuable progress for the student, both in terms of moving towards preparing final accounts and also in terms of offering employers more technical skills at this stage. The bookkeeping skills that students have acquired at an earlier stage will be reinforced and developed.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping.
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets.
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations.Record period end adjustments.
  • Produce and extend the trial balance.

Final Accounts Preparation

This Advanced level unit is about preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, and helping students to become aware of alternative business organisation structures. This purpose is to provide the background knowledge and skills that a student needs to be capable of drafting accounts for sole traders and partnerships, and it provides the background knowledge of the regulations governing company accounts.A successful student will be able to complete tasks while being aware of potential ethical issues and know how to report information effectively. The student should become an accomplished member of the accounting team who is able to work with little supervision and who can see a financial picture of the organisation as a whole.

Learning outcomes

  • Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation.
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation.
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information.
  • Produce accounts for sole traders.
  • Produce accounts for partnerships.
  • Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader.

Indirect Tax

This Advanced level unit is about indirect tax: specifically, the tax that is referred to in the UK and throughout this unit as value added tax (VAT). The unit is designed to develop students’ skills in preparing and submitting returns to the relevant tax authority in situations where the transactions that have to be included are relatively routine. However, some non-routine issues are also included.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements.
  • Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner.
  • Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment.
  • Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirements.

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Who is this course for?

Students who want to obtain the following roles

  • Professional bookkeeper
  • Senior bookkeeper
  • Accounts manager
  • Ledger manager

Units / Modules

See above detail on units studied

Benefits / Skills

Achieve AAT bookkeeping membership

If you successfully complete this qualification you can apply to become an AAT bookkeeping member AATQB

Access higher levels of Accountancy qualifications

Apply for bookkeeping roles

Assessment Types

There will be three assessments - one per unit.

When you're studying for an AAT qualification your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by the college and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

CBAs are marked in one of three ways:

  • wholly computer marked, and so results will be available automatically
  • partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks
  • wholly human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks.

Entry Requirements

Students can start with any qualification depending on existing skills and experience. For the best chance of success we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. Students will be interviewed by the programme team on application. Students who have already got some accounting experience can test their knowledge with the AAT Skillscheck - available on the AAT website

Career Progression

Students who want to obtain the following roles

Professional bookkeeper

Senior bookkeeper

Accounts manager

Ledger manager

Students who want to progress onto higher level accountancy qualifications

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Course Details

Duration

18 Weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date

10/10/2022

Course Code

77339-01

Course Facts

Facilities

The course can be completed in just 20 weeks

Extra Curriculum

The course offers progression onto higher level of study

Attendance

Students can secure a bookkeeping role with this qualification

University Centre Leeds

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