AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (SCQF6)

The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (SCQF6) introduces more complex accounting tasks, like maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. It’s perfect if you’ve completed the foundation qualification, or you’re already at a more advanced level and you’re looking to develop your accounting skills.

Our Accounts qualifications are delivered using a blended learning approach. This involves workshops and online learning. Students in remote areas will be able to Skype into our workshops ensuring access for all.

Next Intake: 14th December, 2016

What will I learn?

Learning Outcomes:

1. Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
2. Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
3. Prepare and record depreciation calculations
4. Record period end adjustments
5. Produce and extend the trial balance

Learning outcomes
1.Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation
2. Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
3. Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
4. Produce accounts for sole traders
5. Produce accounts for partnerships
6. Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader

Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation
2. Apply techniques required for dealing with costs
3. Apportion costs according to organisational requirements
4. Analyse and review deviations from budget and report these to management
5. Apply management accounting techniques to support decision making

Learning Outcomes
1. Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
2. Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
3. Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
4. Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the need to act ethically
2. Understand the relevance to the accountant’s work of the ethical code for professional accountants
3. Recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role
4. Identify action to take in relation to unethical behaviour or illegal acts

Learning Outcomes

1. Design and structure appropriate spreadsheets to meet customer needs
2. Use spreadsheet software to record, format and organise data
3. Use relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data
4. Use software tools to verify accuracy and protect data
5. Use tools and techniques to prepare and report accounting information

How will I study?

There are 5 units in this qualification. Each one will follow the same pattern:

  1. Attend a workshop or Skype in remotely
  2. You will be given a workbook to help you prepare for assessment. You will also have online access to a range of resources and to your accounts tutor.
  3. Your tutor will prepare you for a mock assessment (at our premises or remotely)
  4. You will attend a formal assessment at an AAT Assessment Centre*

*costs include assessments at our Invergordon Training Suite. Should you require a different location there may be a small admin charge.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential to:
 study AAT qualifications
 sit AAT assessments
 access AAT resources that support successful study and career progression.
AAT student membership fees are charged annually, and a one-off admission fee applies. Registering early will avoid delays in assessment. The cost is £131 for membership and admission fee. This is in addition to the cost of the Qualification.

The cost of this qualification is £2000. This includes membership and administration fees. The only additional charges would be for purchasing books.

However, if you live in Scotland you can get funding towards this qualification. If you live in Scotland and work part time or full time you will only pay the following:

16-19 Years – Qualification is fully funded. Your employer will pay £131 for registration and member ship fees. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

20-24 Years – The qualification is part funded. Skills Development Scotland will pay £1550 towards your qualification. Your employer will be expected to pay £400 towards registration, membership fees and training. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

25 Years & Over – The qualification is part funded. Skills Development Scotland will pay £500 towards your qualification. Your employer will be expected to pay £1,500 towards registration, membership fees and training. Your only other cost will be for books. These are about £20 per module.

Book a Place with Funding

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