Accounting Diploma (AAT) Level 3 at Warrington & Vale Royal College
The AAT Accounting Diploma Level 3 course is the second level of the AAT Technician qualification. As with the level 2, the course aims to provide you with the relevant and practical skills necessary to do a range of accounting and finance jobs. Gaining an AAT accountancy qualification opens up a world of possibilities. Accounting technicians can be found in all sectors of the economy, from industry to public services, from commerce to accountancy practices. Accounting technicians can be found at different levels too – from accounts clerks to financial controllers. In smaller organisations, accounting technicians may be the only fully trained and qualified accounting staff.
You will develop the skills necessary to prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, together with management accounting skills relating to costing, reporting financial information and budgeting for cash.
There are six units to the level 3 diploma qualification, the units are:
- Accounts Preparation
- Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnership
- Costs and Revenues
- Indirect Tax
- Professional Ethics in Accounting and Finance
- Spreadsheets Software.
You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (C or above), including Maths and English (or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2), or successful completion of a Level 2 course (achieving a merit or above and completing Functional Skills Maths and English). If you have not already achieved a Level 2 or GCSE grade C or above in English or Maths, you will be expected to work towards a qualification as part of your vocational course. This will increase your chances of employment or progression onto higher education. You will be assessed and put onto a suitable course which will enable you to achieve a qualification. Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements will be assessed on an individual basis by the Curriculum Manager
Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements will be assessed on an individual basis by the Curriculum Manager and Curriculum Director.
At the end of every unit you will be assessed to ensure that you can demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to meet the learning outcomes and objectives for each unit . Assessments will take the form of a formal computer based exam for all units bar the Spreadsheet Software unit and the Professional Ethics unit, these will be assessed through completion of an on-line project.
Students normally progress to the final year of AAT (Technician level). To qualify as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT), it is necessary to complete AAT Levels 3 and 4 and to have completed 3 years accounting or financial work experience.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.