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This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

This Level 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    You must have a sound knowledge of bookkeeping principles to undertake the AAT Level 3 programme. Achievement of an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting is advantageous but not essential.

    Assessment Method

    This course is assessed through computer-based exams and a synoptic assessment, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

    Aims of the course

    This qualification covers a range of complex accounting tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. You will also gain software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.

    These internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

    You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

    Progression Opportunities

    On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma.

    Facilities

    Study Method Online and On Campus

    • Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer ? meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 5-6 hours studying independently online each week.

    • On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor ? without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

    Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular 'On Campus' lessons are replaced by remote 'virtual classroom' sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.

    Career Options

    The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Finance Officer, Assistant Accountant and Bookkeeper. You will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, giving you the option to work as a freelance bookkeeper.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 13/09/2021
End Date 08/07/2022

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,573 p/year
24+ £2,573 p/year
International £4,320 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Financial and accounting technicians

£48,000

Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks

£38,000

Chartered and certified accountants

£39,000

AJ Haseley

AJ Haseley

AJ studied IT at Lewisham College a number of years ago and went on to study for a degree in Business, also studying small business management administration, fashion business, management and advanced media.

Rhys Gennery

My apprenticeship has so far helped me along my career path. It’s guided me into what I want to do in the future, and given me an insight into what I could be - or achieve - within the next five years.

Sian Kelsey Fox

Sian Kelsey Fox

"My apprenticeship helped me, by giving me the chance to learn and earn. As well as having the opportunity to work within a professional working environment: and this was beneficial as it helped me widen my vocabulary and also my knowledge of the workplace, which contributes to understanding my job role I am currently in."

William Inko-dokubo

William Inko-dokubo

"I’ve learnt assertiveness, the importance of maintaining data accurately, and also how to deal sensitively with customers’ specific needs. In certain cases – for example when discussing a resident’s Food Bank eligibility – you need to be particularly considerate and careful about confidentiality to avoid possible embarrassment to the resident."

Kelly Bridgewater

Kelly Bridgewater

"The course has given me a new life and made me believe that I can do what I want to do. Now the course is coming to an end, I can honestly look back and say that I’m pleased I took the step to further my education."

Eke Hardie Ejiohuo

I have had a huge range of training opportunities in both my workplace and college which has developed skills I couldn’t have imagined I was capable of.

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