This Level 3 AAT qualification, recognised and sought-after by employers, will introduce aspiring accountants to more complex accounting tasks.
This programme 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.
The course may also offer places for Level 3 AAT Apprenticeships (subject to change - please discuss at interview).
You will need to possess the AAT Level 2 in Accounting as well as a good level of Maths and English.
You will be constantly assessed by various means throughout your studies as well as via exams.
As part of your AAT course, you will need to purchase resource/text books to aid your revision. There may also be the additional cost of registration/subscription fees and exams (Any additional costs can be discussed at interview).
AAT Membership = £147
Books = £116.35 (This cost is the total cost for 5 x Tutorial and 5 x workbooks for each unit)
Assessments = £350 (Total cost for 5 x Assessments)
AAT Membership and cost for first exams is included.
You can progress to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accountancy. The Advanced Diploma in Accounting can lead to employment in roles such as:
Teenager Nicole Bullock says Derby College has "guided her life" as it put her on the path towards a career as a mortgage broker.
Former apprentice Nicole was the first person taken on by growing Derby business Create Finance. The 18-year-old, from Chaddesden, left school with 10 good GCSEs but was adamant she did not want to go to college full-time.
Instead, she jumped at the opportunity of becoming an apprentice administrator with the Full Street-based business. She said the apprenticeship included studying Business Administration with Derby College and it "fitted me perfectly".
Nicole found the Level 2 NVQ "was relevant to what we were doing here". She said that the units were chosen to best meet the needs of her role. After passing her NVQ and completing her apprenticeship,
Nicole was taken on and then achieved promotion to become Administration Team Leader. She is now looking to take her industry CeMAP exams so she can work as a self-employed mortgage broker herself.
Riverside Chambers-based Create Finance was launched in August 2015 by Derby men Gindy Mathoon, who attended Derby Moor Community College and Karl Yeoman, who went to Allestree Woodlands, along with Pete Mugleston, (correct) who is originally from Nuneaton.
The business has grown to employ 26 people, including the three directors. Gindy said Nicole, the company's first employee, was now administration team leader and a "role model and mentor for any new or existing administration staff." He added: "Derby College sources suitable candidates who potentially have the right qualities to work for Create Finance.
The administrators are the backbone of the business and without high quality administration we can't grow as a business. We're expanding gradually, and our link with Derby College has allowed us to progress."
I'm grateful to the college – it's put me on my feet and guided my life. Without the college's help I wouldn't have my job here. It's literally put me on the path to my career.
The aim now is to work hard and make as much money as I can. You can be self-employed here as a broker. When I am a bit older, and the company and I both feel that I am ready for it, that's what I'd like to do.