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Study mode Full Time
Level 3
Duration 36 weeks
Subject Accounting & Finance
Suitable for 16-18
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The study programme will provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance. You will cover a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.

Delivery consists of:

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

As part of your programme, you will have a work placement for a minimum one day a week through the duration of your course in an accounting environment. Your placement will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting. You will also participate in a range of enrichment activities for the college and local community.

Course content

The AAT accounting study programme ensures 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.

You will also understand business issues regarding value added tax (VAT), issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.

Entry requirements

You will need a Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 and at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4, including English language, literature and Math.


Skills developed through this qualification can lead to employment as:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Practice Bookkeeper
  • Tax Assistant

Fees and funding

This course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults is TBC. The course fee does not include following:

  • Cost of registration with AAT which is mandatory for each learner
  • Books for AAT-2
  • Paying for the exam and resits where required

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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Course code PR000704
Start date 05 Sep 2022
Location East Ham Campus
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