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  • AAT Accounting L3

    This course is the ideal follow up to AAT Accounting Level 2, you will gain more technical training and specialist knowledge. You will gain an understating of the more complex financial processes including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships.

    • Course Description

      AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 3

      Course code: PROF29

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 24 Months

      Entry requirements: AAT Accounting Level 2 or experience in Accounting

      Award achieved: AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting

      Awarding body: AAT

      This course is the ideal follow up to AAT Accounting Level 2, developing your technical training and specialist knowledge.

      You will gain an understating of the more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships. You will also learn more about reporting, returns and professional ethics.

      You should still have access to Sage from your Level 2 course.

    • AAT certificate in accounting level 3 course overview

      Upon successful completion of the course, you will have achieved a nationally recognised ATT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting.

      Skills gained

      • You will understand accounting for purchase of non-current assets, depreciation and adjustments as well as disposal of non-current assets.
      • You will learn how to process and prepare final accounts.
      • Apportioning of costs according to organisational requirements.
      • Develop a good understanding of professional ethics.
      • Thorough knowledge of tax returns, etc.
      • Using spreadsheets to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data.
      • Presenting, formatting and publishing spreadsheet information.

      Course content

      This course is divided into 6 units:

      Unit 1: Accounts preparation

      Module 1: Understanding the principles of accounting and double entry bookkeeping

      Module 2: Accounting methods of recording non-current assets

      Module 3: Preparing and extending the trial balance

      Module 4: Accounting for the purchase of non-current assets, for depreciation and adjustments and the disposal of non-current assets

      Unit 2: Prepare finance accounts for sloe traders and partnerships

      Module 1: The preparation of final accounts

      Module 2: The accounting record amendments with incomplete information

      Module 3: Producing sole trader final accounts

      Module 4: Understanding legislative and accounting requirements for partnerships

      Unit 3: Costs and revenues

      Module 1: Understanding costing systems

      Module 2: Recording and analysing costs

      Module 3: Apportioning budget

      Module 4: Analysing budget deviation

      Module 5: Using this information to aid decision making

      Unit 4: Professional ethics

      Module 1: Understanding principles of ethnics

      Module 2: Internal and external customers

      Module 3: How to deal with breaches of the ethical code

      Module 4: Promoting sustainability

      Unit 5: Indirect tax

      Module 1: Understanding VAT

      Module 2: Completing VAT returns

      Module 3: Understanding VAT penalties

      Module 4: Communicating VAT Information

      Unit 6: Spreadsheet software

      Module 1: Using spreadsheets to enter, edit and organise numerical data

      Module 2: Selecting and using the correct formulae

      Module 3: Presenting, formatting and publishing spreadsheets


      This course has no exams, instead there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them.

      These are for your own information and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      However, tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our ATT courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Paper Based

      If the course you have bought is paper based it will be despatched the next working day. You will receive a tracking email and a text with a 1 hour delivery slot.

      What do I do next?

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

      Good luck!