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:
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.