Course overviewAccounting Level 3 Advanced Diploma City of Bristol College
This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting.
This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.
If you’re aged 18+ and this will be your first Level 3 course, it could be free for you under the government’s National Skills Fund (NSF) scheme. Get in touch to find out more.
Who is this course for?
This course is for students who have already achieved the AAT Accounting Level 2 Certificate 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 in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. You will also gain software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.
The Level 3 course covers a range of key areas, including:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Indirect Tax
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Ethics for Accountants
- Spreadsheets for Accounting
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 Foundation Certificate in Accounting is advantageous but not essential.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.
Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 5-6 hours studying independently online each week.
On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. 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.
Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
Future career and study opportunities
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma.
The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Finance Officer, Assistant Accountant and Bookkeeper. You will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, giving you the option to work as a freelance bookkeeper.
You will need to pay an annual AAT Membership fee of £105. Students registering for the first time will also need to pay an one-off administration fee of £50.
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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Fees and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LTP1057C01-1||07/02/2022 - 11/07/2022||1 years||Mon||6.50||09:00||Offsite||Enquire Apply|
|LTE1057C01-1||07/09/2021 - 29/06/2022||1 years||Tues & Weds||6.50||17:30||Offsite||Enquire Apply|
|LTP1057C01-2||18/04/2022 - 25/07/2023||1 years||Mon||6.50||09:00||Offsite||Enquire Apply|