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  • Is this course for you?

    If you are hardworking and ambitious and want to achieve an AAT level 2 and 3 Accounts qualification working online, then this course is for you.

    This course is ideal for those who want a career in accountancy as professional qualifications accredited by AAT can set you on track to a range of future job opportunities, whether in bookkeeping, accountancy, auditing, tax or self-employment.

    The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is an internationally recognised qualification. Employers frequently ask for potential employees to have achieved at least one level of the AAT qualification. AAT qualifications are valued by employers as vocational and technical qualifications that effectively prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles.

    For the level 2 course you will sit mandatory exams in:

    • Bookkeeping Transactions
    • Bookkeeping Controls

    The bookkeeping knowledge developed in the level 2 qualification provides the underpinning knowledge needed for the higher level accountancy and financial skills developed in the AAT Advanced Diploma – level 3

    For the level 3 course you will sit mandatory exams in:

    • Advanced Bookkeeping
    • Final Accounts Preparation
    • Management Accounts – Costing
    • Indirect Tax
    • Synoptic Assessment (Ethics and using Excel software)

    Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification. This qualification is suitable for adults returning to work after a break or for those wishing to change their career, however you must be able to demonstrate commitment to learning online.

  • Required qualifications

    Due to the intense nature of the delivery for this course, we are looking for applicants with the minimum of 5 GCSE’s at a grade C or a level 4, including English Language and maths.

  • What skills will I develop?

    The course runs for 23 weeks and involves a blended learning package combining the use of online resources with tutor support. A commitment of 20 hours per week is required and you will gain an understanding of the following:

    Level 2

    • accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping
    • professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace

    Level 3

    • creating a set of final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
    • relevant knowledge of accounting standards and ethics
    • indirect tax
    • management accounts
    • use of spreadsheet software for accounting purposes

    Your exams will be spread throughout the year and are all computer based and set by the AAT. All exams at level 2 must be passed in order to progress to level 3 and to gain the full certificates.

    Delivery is carried out online via our learning platform, with planned face to face support weekly. In addition, the AAT provide an online support platform once you join as a member.

  • Careers

    On successful completion of the fast track course, levels 2 and 3, students may progress onto Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accountancy. Learners may also consider an apprenticeship, become self-employed or seek employment in the industry.

    The AAT is an excellent foundation to a career in an accounting practice or management accountant industry related role. It is also possible to undertake further study and gain chartered accountancy status through ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW following level 3 or 4 AAT.

    If you successfully complete the AAT qualification and meet work experience requirements you can apply for AAT full membership (MAAT status).

    The AAT qualification is recognised by employers and the Advanced Diploma in Accounting level 3, can lead to the following types of employment:

    • Assistant Financial Accountant
    • Assistant Cost Accountant
    • Finance Officer
    • Tax Assistant
    • Credit Controller
  • English and maths

    English and maths are integral to gaining employment and are included on every study programme to support your development and progression in these important skills. Although you may assume you need good maths skills to be an accountant, it is also important that your English is of a good standard. Communication whether verbal or written is essential in today’s accountancy roles, so this is assessed in your exams as well as your maths skills.

    The levels required of English and Mathematics is what you would expect from someone working in a professional role.

    As part of the course students will develop their literacy skills and learn Accounts specific terminology as well as be able to produce financial documents such as invoices, credit notes, bank reconciliations, journals, a trial balance, VAT returns, financial statements, cashflow forecasts etc. The ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business, particularly in finance roles. Students are therefore encouraged to practise writing emails to customers, suppliers and other business stakeholders, to prepare them for the workplace.

  • Other important information

    This is a free course if you meet our eligibility criteria, including 5 GCSE’s at grade C/4, including English and maths. Please get in touch for further information on eligibility.

    Expectations

    It is essential that the minimum number of online study hours (20) are achieved for this course, in order to gain exam success.

    IT

    It is essential that you have access to a computer or laptop and the internet at home in order to complete your studies.

  • Is this course for you?

    If you are hardworking and ambitious and want to achieve an AAT level 2 and 3 Accounts qualification working online, then this course is for you.

    This course is ideal for those who want a career in accountancy as professional qualifications accredited by AAT can set you on track to a range of future job opportunities, whether in bookkeeping, accountancy, auditing, tax or self-employment.

    The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is an internationally recognised qualification. Employers frequently ask for potential employees to have achieved at least one level of the AAT qualification. AAT qualifications are valued by employers as vocational and technical qualifications that effectively prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles.

    For the level 2 course you will sit mandatory exams in:

    • Bookkeeping Transactions
    • Bookkeeping Controls

    The bookkeeping knowledge developed in the level 2 qualification provides the underpinning knowledge needed for the higher level accountancy and financial skills developed in the AAT Advanced Diploma – level 3

    For the level 3 course you will sit mandatory exams in:

    • Advanced Bookkeeping
    • Final Accounts Preparation
    • Management Accounts – Costing
    • Indirect Tax
    • Synoptic Assessment (Ethics and using Excel software)

    Working in accountancy requires good communication skills, IT skills and an understanding of the business environment, all of which are covered by this qualification. This qualification is suitable for adults returning to work after a break or for those wishing to change their career, however you must be able to demonstrate commitment to learning online.

  • Required qualifications

    Due to the intense nature of the delivery for this course, we are looking for applicants with the minimum of 5 GCSE’s at a grade C or a level 4, including English Language and maths.

  • What skills will I develop?

    The course runs for 23 weeks and involves a blended learning package combining the use of online resources with tutor support. A commitment of 20 hours per week is required and you will gain an understanding of the following:

    Level 2

    • accountancy skills in double-entry bookkeeping
    • professional skills and behaviours needed to contribute effectively in the workplace

    Level 3

    • creating a set of final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
    • relevant knowledge of accounting standards and ethics
    • indirect tax
    • management accounts
    • use of spreadsheet software for accounting purposes

    Your exams will be spread throughout the year and are all computer based and set by the AAT. All exams at level 2 must be passed in order to progress to level 3 and to gain the full certificates.

    Delivery is carried out online via our learning platform, with planned face to face support weekly. In addition, the AAT provide an online support platform once you join as a member.

  • Careers

    On successful completion of the fast track course, levels 2 and 3, students may progress onto Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accountancy. Learners may also consider an apprenticeship, become self-employed or seek employment in the industry.

    The AAT is an excellent foundation to a career in an accounting practice or management accountant industry related role. It is also possible to undertake further study and gain chartered accountancy status through ACCA, CIMA or ICAEW following level 3 or 4 AAT.

    If you successfully complete the AAT qualification and meet work experience requirements you can apply for AAT full membership (MAAT status).

    The AAT qualification is recognised by employers and the Advanced Diploma in Accounting level 3, can lead to the following types of employment:

    • Assistant Financial Accountant
    • Assistant Cost Accountant
    • Finance Officer
    • Tax Assistant
    • Credit Controller
  • English and maths

    English and maths are integral to gaining employment and are included on every study programme to support your development and progression in these important skills. Although you may assume you need good maths skills to be an accountant, it is also important that your English is of a good standard. Communication whether verbal or written is essential in today’s accountancy roles, so this is assessed in your exams as well as your maths skills.

    The levels required of English and Mathematics is what you would expect from someone working in a professional role.

    As part of the course students will develop their literacy skills and learn Accounts specific terminology as well as be able to produce financial documents such as invoices, credit notes, bank reconciliations, journals, a trial balance, VAT returns, financial statements, cashflow forecasts etc. The ability to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience is a valuable skill in any role and in any type of business, particularly in finance roles. Students are therefore encouraged to practise writing emails to customers, suppliers and other business stakeholders, to prepare them for the workplace.

  • Other important information

    This is a free course if you meet our eligibility criteria, including 5 GCSE’s at grade C/4, including English and maths. Please get in touch for further information on eligibility.

    Expectations

    It is essential that the minimum number of online study hours (20) are achieved for this course, in order to gain exam success.

    IT

    It is essential that you have access to a computer or laptop and the internet at home in order to complete your studies.

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  • Accounting Diploma Level 3 (AAT)

    Code: QLD3AC

    Cost: £5146

    Start Date: 13th September 2022

    Part Time: 38 Week(s)