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Bookkeeping AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate (Blended Learning)

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Overview

Bookkeeping AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate - Blended Learning (Online and On Campus)

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. 

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education (Tresham College) and The Skills Network (Bedford College), and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

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. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

Available Courses
Tresham College Wellingborough campus
Starts: 22/09/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 18 weeks
Fees: £1,265.00
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Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 22/09/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 18 weeks
Fees: £1,265.00
Apply online
Bedford College
Starts: 21/09/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 18 weeks
Fees: £1,265.00
Apply online
Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Course Information

Entry requirements

To start you should have:

  • An AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting/Bookkeeping Level 2, OR
  • Two A-Levels, one of which is in Accounting, OR
  • Relevant experience subject to passing the AAT Skills-check
Course content

This qualification covers a range of complex bookkeeping tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including bookkeeping principles and concepts. 

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

Units of Study

The Level 3 course covers a range of key areas, including: 

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Indirect Tax
  • Final Accounts Preparation

 

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

 

Study Method – Online and On Campus

We have partnered with Mindful Education (Tresham College) and The Skills Network (Bedford College) 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.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through computer-based exams and unit assessments.

Qualifications

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Further study and career options

Students completing the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping may wish to go on and complete the full AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. If you do choose to continue your studies in this way, then your achievements in the Bookkeeping qualification are carried over to the longer Accounting qualification. 

If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership (AATQB)

Career opportunities

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.

Additional information

These 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 purchase set books (around £175) and register with the AAT (approximately £100 in 2018 for UK students).

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. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over and want to achieve your first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A-Levels) then this course is free, as part of the National Skills Fund.

Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 24 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.

Accessibility

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.