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Level 3 Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) / Advanced Diploma at Bishop Laney Sixth Form

Course description

AAT qualifications will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge to move forward into a career in finance, open the doors to a chartered accountancy, university or even allow you to set up an independent business working on your own. Every business needs effective accounting and this will help improve your career prospects with this valuable qualification. This is a two year course working at Level 2 in the first year and Level 3 in the second year.

Course content

Bookkeeping transactions: understanding financial transactions within a bookkeeping system. Bookkeeping controls: understanding controls in a bookkeeping system Elements of costing: understanding an organisation’s cost recording system Work effectively in finance: understanding an organisation’s finance function Using accounting software: using SAGE to record financial transactions Advanced bookkeeping: understanding & applying accepted principles of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping Final accounts preparation: understand the processes involved in preparing final accounts Management accounting - Costing: understanding an organisation’s costing systems Indirect tax: VAT the impact and regulations Ethics for accounting: the ethical principles of accounting

Entry requirements

Minimum requirement of 5A*-C or 4-9 grades at GCSE including maths.


All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments, which can be sat throughout the academic year, assessments will be either: · Computer marked—meaning you will get a result decision straight away · Partial computer marked and partially human marked—you’ll get your results within 6 weeks · Human marked—you’ll get your results within 6 weeks You will also undertake a synoptic assessment at each level, this will draw on and test your understanding of connections between different topics covered across the qualification.

Future opportunities

A student who successfully completes the Level 3 programme of study can go onto either the final stage of the AAT Accounting qualification or University. The final stage of AAT—Professional Diploma will open the door in the accounting profession, you can apply for AAT membership and have the initials MAAT after your name, you can become your own boss, or choose a pathway onto chartered studies. The level 3 is equivalent to two ‘C’ grades, so this will enable you to apply for a University place.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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