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AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - Part-time (North Devon)

Level:
Level 3 Vocational
Course Code:
PTB417
Location:
North Devon Campus
Duration:
Starts 17th September 2020 - One year

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting, providing students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing to employment; ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy and finance.

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is a potential stepping stone for students to take into employment, further education or training. It may be suited to students studying part time alongside employment or to those already working in finance. This qualification will also suit those looking to gain the skills required to move into a career in finance.

FAQs  

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. It comprises six mandatory units:

- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Indirect Tax
- Ethics for Accountants
- Spreadsheets for Accounting.

The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education. Students will learn and master financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts. They will also understand business issues regarding value added tax (VAT), which may be known by another name in other countries) issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.
All of the units within this qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit assessments. This qualification also includes a synoptic assessment that students sit towards the end of the qualification, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.
Generally it is expected that learners wishing to undertake this qualification will have already completed the Certificate in Accounting Level 2.
The accountancy skills developed through this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning. Students will develop skills including mastery of complex financial processes, such as final accounts, reports and returns, spreadsheet use for accountants, VAT returns and professional ethics.

Students will need to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems that are well defined but also complex. They will be expected to take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within limited parameters, such as awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.

This qualification can also open up a choice of great careers, as well as providing progress onto the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting and a route to higher education. More than 30 UK universities and higher education institutes currently offer exemptions to AAT professional members enrolling on accounting and finance-related degrees.

This qualification is part of a suite of AAT qualifications available to students that offer both horizontal and vertical progression channels. Completion of this qualification provides students with an opportunity to be registered as a qualified bookkeeper, or progress on to Professional level and become a full member of AAT upon achieving the associated membership criteria. The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting also provides the foundation skills required to support the establishment of a healthy business.

Skills developed through this qualification can lead to employment as:
- an accounts assistant
- an accounts payable and expenses supervisor
- an accounts payable clerk
- an assistant accountant
- an audit trainee
- a corporate recovery analyst
- a credit controller
- a finance assistant
- a finance officer
- an indirect tax manager
- an insolvency executive
- a payroll supervisor
- a professional bookkeeper
- a senior bookkeeper
- a tax assistant
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: What day of the week is this programme taught?
A: The programme will be taught on a Thursday.

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Course Fees

Total Fee: £2573