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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 39

Hours: 8.00

Start: 13/09/2016

Days / Times: Tuesday 10:30 to 19:30

Tuition (£): 2400.00*

Exams (£): 160.00**

Concessions: 1200.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 3 AAT qualification, recognised and sought-after by employers, will introduce aspiring accountants to more complex accounting tasks. 

It offers you a route to professional status: when employers see MAAT after your name (after successful completion of the Level 4 AAT along with relevant experience), they know they are dealing with a credible professional with up-to-date skills and knowledge.

You will learn how to prepare the final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, how to maintain cost accounting records, and how to prepare reports and returns.

Entry requirements

You will need to possess the AAT Level 2 in Accounting.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Accounts preparation - incorporating recording and accounting for non-current asset and advanced bookkeeping, including final adjustments ready for preparation of financial statements  
  • Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Costs and revenues
  • Indirect tax
  • Spreadsheets software
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance

How will I be assessed?

You will be constantly assessed by various means.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Advanced AAT Accountancy.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Rufaro Hwindingwi

Rufaro Hwindingwi

Rufaro’s enrolment day leads to a job and future in business

When teenager Rufaro Hwindingwi left school after her GCSEs, she was unsure which career was right for her.

The teenager went to a Derby College enrolment day with an idea that business might be a good path to follow. Now she is studying Level 2 business and has a part-time job with award-winning Derby estate agents Hannells.

She also has her sights set on Business at Level 3, before going on to university to a take a Business Management Degree and then a Masters.

But Rufaro, 17, explained that initially she planned to follow her mother into health and social care...but the subject was not her main passion.

She liked the style and content of Derby College's module based Level 2 business course saying she prefers coursework to exam-based learning.

Rufaro said she has studied eight units, with areas including the techniques and purpose of branding and the value of brand recognition, as well as how to be professional online, on the phone and face-to-face.

She has also learnt about managing cashflow, cashflow forecasts and how to analyse break even graphs and charts.

As part of her studies, Rufaro had two weeks' work experience with Hannells Estate Agents through its Academy link with Derby College.

Hannells area sales manager Victoria Downing said: "Derby College's business course is designed to prepare students for the workplace. Rufaro really was outstanding. We were able to have a conversation about her working part-time with us, because we had an unfilled vacancy, and it's great to have her with us."

Derby College's Employer Academy programme aims to boost students' employability skills and job prospects as well as giving employers the opportunity to shape the college curriculum.

It also reduces employers' costs for recruiting young people into job and apprenticeship roles after their College course.

I'm going to continue with Hannells and then go onto Level 3 in business at Derby College. That's my next step. Then I'm thinking of a Business Management degree at Birmingham City University or the University of Birmingham. I think Business Management may be a base for another course, maybe a Masters.

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