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 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 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:
HNC business student Kacper Bidniuk hasn’t got an ultimate career destination in sight but he’s enjoying his further education journey.
He enrolled on the level 3 course after going along to a Derby College open evening and says his studies are giving him plenty of options to explore.
Kacper, who came to the UK from Poland when he was 14, was partly influenced in his choice of course by his parents who studied management and accounting.
And, although he enjoys learning about business, he’s interested in lots of other fields, including art and design and languages.
He said: “One of the best parts of taking level 3 business is the opportunity to gain good work experience. In the first year we had a placement with First Response Finance in Nottingham. We were put into two groups and our group went to work with Head of IT and the team leader. As part of our work experience, we got to present our ideas to all the staff. It was fun – helpful and really well done.”
Kacper, who was highly commended in the college’s Peak Awards in his second year, plans to go on to take the HND in business at the Roundhouse.
Impressed with the teaching staff and college facilities, he added: “I like the way we can be open with our tutors. You feel they respect you. The availability and standard of the learning resources – the monitors, handouts, presentations etc – is good too.”
To earn money and gain further work experience, Kacper is currently balancing his studies with working for a logistics company in Derby. His job entails some physical work, forklift driving and assisting in the office.
And he’s found that his parents’ study choices have come in useful.
He added: “Members of my family went to university in Poland but I’m the first one of us to go into higher education in the UK. My dad studied some of the same topics we’re doing at college on his course in Poland though so he’s been able to help me with my work.”
One of the best parts of taking level 3 business is the opportunity to gain good work experience. In the first year we had a placement with First Response Finance in Nottingham. We were put into two groups and our group went to work with Head of IT and the team leader. As part of our work experience, we got to present our ideas to all the staff. It was fun – helpful and really well done.