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:
AAT level 3 student Anila Bara says she would recommend Derby College 100% – and not just for its accounting courses. Anila has been studying with the College since 2013, which is when she came to the UK from Albania.
She said: “I didn’t speak English when I first moved to Derby so I enrolled at St James Centre, Derby College and did my level 2 English. I then went to Joseph Wright Centre to take maths GCSE. Once I had maths and English, I enrolled on the AAT level 2 course at the Roundhouse and I’m now completing level 3, so I’ve been learning at Derby College for seven years!”
Despite having to study for her latest accounting exams during lockdown, Anila, who is 43, still manged to achieve a 100% pass mark in her management account costing exam.
She added: “My tutors are great – always so helpful. We’ve been learning online because of the pandemic and I’ve also been teaching my youngest daughter at home. She likes numbers too. I have three daughters – aged four, 16 and 20 and they’re all good at maths. I’d like to take the level 4 AAT course but I worry as a lot of it – about 40%, I think – is written and I’m still not that confident with my English. I liked every part of my level 3 course but I’ve really enjoyed learning about VAT. It would be good to work as an accounts assistant one day.”
Anila, who started a university course in Albania to be a primary school teacher, said she’s glad to be at the Roundhouse training for a new career in accounting.
She said: “I’ve always loved maths and working with numbers. I’ve been passionate about them from a young age and have always loved going to school. You might say I used to be a geek girl!
“I think Derby College is very good – and not just for accounting courses but for everything.
“All my tutors have been serious about learning and helping their students. I always tell people wanting help with English and maths to go to Derby College. I’d recommend it 100%!”
All my tutors have been serious about learning and helping their students. I always tell people wanting help with English and maths to go to Derby College. I’d recommend it 100%!