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Level 3 - Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (AAT)

  • Academic Year: 23/24
  • Adult
  • Chester Campus
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The Course

Who should study this qualification?

If you are looking to persue a career in bookkeeping, then this course is a great option for you! You will have the opportunity to develop your existing skills and knowledge to an advanced level. The course can also provide progression if you already have bookkeeping knowledge, either to gain employment in a bookkeeping role or to progress to further study. This qualification is suitable if you have completed the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping, and if you are already working in a bookkeeping role you can progress by gaining formal recognition of your skills.

You might want to take this course to focus solely on developing your bookkeeping skills in order to progress quickly to employment, or to focus on becoming a bookkeeper. You could also start with this qualification before progressing to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting in order to gain a wider knowledge of accountancy.

What does this qualification cover?

You will gain the advanced bookkeeping skills needed to work in a bookkeeping role or progress to higher-level accountancy. This qualification comprises two mandatory units:

  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

On successful completion of this qualification, you will have developed the skills needed for financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and preparing financial statements. You will also gain an understanding of business issues regarding payroll and value added tax (VAT). All of this will be learned in the context of the ethical issues that a bookkeeper may encounter in their professional life. The two units are assessed individually through computer-based end of unit assessments.

The AAT Level 3 is funded under the national skills fund level 3 free courses for jobs, which means that you can get a free Level 3 qualification if you:

  • are 19 or over and do not already have a Level 3 qualification
  • already have a Level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023)
  • already have a Level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed.

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You will need to have completed the Level 2 Bookkeeping course.
You could progress to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, to employment or other related higher-level courses at the College.

Adults can enrol for FREE

You may see a fee attached to the course you’re interested in, but if you’re aged 19+ you’ll more than likely be eligible to enrol onto an adult course for FREE.
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Chester Campus
Starts : November 21st, 2023
Tuesday 9:00am - 3:45pm 21 Weeks

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If you are aged 19+ we can help you upskill and invest in your future with one of our FREE adult courses.

When exploring the courses we have available, you may see a fee attached but you’re more than likely to be eligible for a fully-funded enrolment!
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