Course overview

AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping City of Bristol College

 This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) course is a mid-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of bookkeeping and finance. This course will be delivered in College, weekly over 35 weeks. This Level 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund initiative and is fully-funded for eligible learners.

Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

 This course is for students who have already achieved the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or Accounting or those who may have relevant workplace experience. This course is for adults aged 19+.

What you'll learn

This qualification covers a range of complex accounting tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues and basic payroll accounting in business.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in bookkeeping and finance or those looking to pursue bookkeeping as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

The Level 3 course covers the following areas: Financial accounting: preparing financial statements Tax processes for businesses including accounting for VAT and payroll You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

Course entry requirements

You must have a sound knowledge of bookkeeping principles to undertake the AAT Level 3 programme.

Achievement of an AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or Bookkeeping is advantageous but not essential.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Classroom based learning – Lessons delivered every week by an experienced AAT tutor.

Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group. Your tutor will provide regular guidance and feedback to ensure that you are assessment ready for online computer- based exams.

Future career and study opportunities

This qualification can lead to jobs including professional bookkeeper, accounts manager, senior bookkeeper, and ledger manager.

If you successfully complete this qualification you can apply to become an AAT bookkeeping member (AATQB), and if you’re thinking of starting your own practice you’ll be able to apply to become an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper.

Additional costs

You will need to pay an AAT qualification fee of £90. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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