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Accountancy Advanced (Level 3)

This Level 3 Accountancy study programme leads on from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 training programme, and will further develop your skills in costing, financial accounting, cash management, indirect tax, ethics and spreadsheets.

AAT

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need...

Duration: 1 Year
  • 3 GCSEs at grades 9-4 or A*-C including English and maths 

AND

  • Accounting AAT Level 2 qualification

OR

  • Equivalent Accounting qualification 

Course content


  • Subject units:
    • Accounts Preparation
    • Preparing financial statements for sole traders and partnerships
    • Management Accounting Costing
    • Indirect Tax
    • Synoptic assessment including Ethics and Spreadsheets
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications: 
    • As part of your studies you will also be able to take an AS-Level Accounting qualification.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed throughout the study programme, via both computer-based assessments and computer-based examinations.

Qualifications

Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma

Plus:

  • English and maths qualifications if required

You can also gain up to 56 UCAS points.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress onto Accounting Level 4. Accounting technicians are skilled staff employed in jobs ranging from clerks to accounts department managers. They are increasingly required in industry and commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level your career prospects will be excellent. You could also continue your studies by progressing on to the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

Additional information

Additional independent study outside of College will be regularly expected. The professional examinations require a high standard of preparation and considerable commitment if success is to be achieved. In addition to the course fees you will also be required to pay £230 to cover the costs of books, enrichment activities and trips. The course fee covers the cost of one exam for all units, so re-sits will need to be paid for if qualifying conditions have not been met. An additional £50 resource fee will also need to be paid on induction.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 14/09/2020 Launch our fee calculatorFree if 16-18yrs. Are you 19+?
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Cauldwell Street E1013

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Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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