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 study six units (and complete one synoptic exam):
You will be constantly assessed by various means throughout your studies as well as via exams.
As part of your AAT course, you may 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).
This qualification is now available under the new National Skills Fund Level 3 Adult offer.
AAT Membership = £147 - included
Books = £116.35 (This is the total cost for 5 x Tutorial and 5 x Workbooks for each unit) - included
Assessments = £350 (Total cost for 5 x Assessments) - included
AAT membership, books and cost for exams is included for full-time students.
Please speak to staff about Adult Funding for full-time AAT Level 3.
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:
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