About this course: Our AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course is an intermediate level qualification that follows on from where AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping ends (see details ).
Study Method: You can start this course immediately via Distance Learning (learn at your own pace and convenience with full tutor support from us). See below for fees and other details.
Accredition: This course is fully accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). AAT’s qualifications are recognised internationally by employers and other professional accounting bodies such as ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, etc.
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Course Fees: £347. Fees include study material (around nine books; see details ) and dedicated tutor support for 7 months via email/text/WhatsApp/phone/online meetings. Fees DO NOT include AAT membership fees and AAT assessment fees (see details ). Interest free payment plan available.
14 days "No Quibbles, Money Back" assurance (see details ).
You will learn how to prepare financial statements (Income Statements and the Statements of Financial Position i.e. Balance Sheets) and carry out year-end adjustments like closing inventory, depreciation, accruals and prepayments.
You will also learn how to prepare accounts for partnership businesses including accounting for any changes in the partnerships. The costs and revenue unit will help you to record and analyse cost information and data.
The Indirect Tax unit help you to understand VAT regulations and how to complete a VAT return.
This course is a logical extension for the skills and knowledge gained at AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or Foundation Certificate in Accounting. The course is made up of three units (all computer- based assessments):
1 – Advanced Bookkeeping
2 – Final Accounts Preparation
3 – Indirect Tax
1 –Advanced Bookkeeping
• Apply the principles of advanced double entry bookkeeping
• Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
• Prepare and record depreciation calculations
• Record period end adjustments
• Produce and extend the trial balance
2 –Final Accounts Preparation
• Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisations
• Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
• Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
• Produce accounts for sole-traders
• Produce accounts for partnerships
• Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader
3 – Indirect Tax
• Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
• Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
• Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
• Report VAT related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement
You will be assessed through computer based assessments which can be taken at any AAT assessment venue. There are various assessment venues and centres available for AAT computer- based exams all over the UK. Assessment fees are payable directly to the assessment venue.
You also have the option to do your exams at our exams centre in Milton Keynes for a discounted fee of £62 per exam.
There are three computer based assessments as under:
1 – Unit assessment for Advanced Bookkeeping.
2 – Unit assessment for Final Accounts Preparation.
3 – Unit assessment for Indirect Taxes.
You can study at your own pace and convenience with full tutor support through distance learning, also known as “home study”, “self-study” or “correspondence” course. We provide you with all the study material (text books, work books, question banks, revision activities, etc.) you will need to prepare for your exams.
We will provide you with text books, work books and question banks when you enrol. In addition, your tutor may also send you some activities (for practice and revision) via email from time to time.
Although this is an open qualification and there are no formal qualifications required, we would ideally expect you to have completed either the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualifications (ideally with us). If you have studied with other tuition providers for your AAT Level 2 Foundation studies, we may take a short test of your current accounting skills and knowledge. We may also request a reference from your previous training provider.
If you wish to be considered on the basis of other accounting qualifications (for example A-levels), you must complete AAT’s Skillcheck (http://www.aatskillcheck.org/home.aspx) to support your application. It’s free to use and only takes around 30 minutes to complete.
You also need to have good IT equipment (a desktop or a laptop) with high speed broadband connectivity.
This course is designed to lead to AAT Qualified Bookkeeper (AAT QB) status.
AAT bookkeeping membership offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your bookkeeping skills and expertise to employers, colleagues and clients. You’ll gain professional recognition using the designatory letters AATQB after your name and can even apply to become self-employed and offer bookkeeping services.
Updated: July 2018.