Level 3 Certificate In Bookkeeping

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Start Date: 15 September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: Adults
Location: Tottenham Centre

ABOUT THE COURSE

The AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping offers progression for those who already have bookkeeping knowledge at Foundation level, either to gain employment in a bookkeeping role or to further their career. This qualification is suitable for those who have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or who already work in a bookkeeping role.  On completion of this qualification you will have an understanding of advanced bookkeeping principles and concepts, preparation of financial statements for sole traders and partnerships, and the issues around indirect tax (VAT in the UK) in business. This is a day release programme and is suitable for +19 learners.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping consists of two main units:

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS)

You'll learn how to apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping and how to prepare period-end adjustments, having incomplete information, and including how to extend the trial balance. You will also learn how to manage non-current assets, from acquisition to disposal of them, and how to prepare Sole Traders and Partnerships financial accounts.

Tax Processes for Businesses (TPFB)

You'll learn how to calculate VAT, review and verify Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT returns, and apply VAT legislation requirements. You will also learn how to report VAT related information and study the implications of errors, late filing, and payments.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

  • +19
  • Achieved a Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Qualification 
  • Achieved an equivalent qualification of the above

You will need also need:

  • Enlish and Maths GCSE at grades 4 and above or the equivalent FS L2 in both English and Maths

All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping

  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements - 2.5 hours computer-based exam
  • Tax Processes for Businesses - 90 minutes computer-based exam

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Students will be required to pay a one-off registration fee of £90 to the Awarding body.  This one-off fee is for access to the qualification for its lifetime, typically four to five years.  Also students will be required to purchase text books for the two units of study.  Textbooks can be purchased from a number of publishers and information will be provided on enrolment.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

On successful completion of AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping, learners can progress on to the following:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Accounting

or alternatively:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting

Once you achieve the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles.   

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