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Accounting AAT (Fast-track) Level 3

Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills is consistently high across all industry sectors.
Association of Accounting Technicians
The Accounting AAT Diploma is a fast-track to Level 3 and includes the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping. This intensive Fast-track programme provides you with an introduction to professional accountancy. Completion of the full AAT Diploma programme will allow you to work as a trainee accountant and provide a firm grounding for future training and progression.

You will receive foundation knowledge of accountancy through a mixture of classroom teaching and simulated activities to replicate the type of work you would be doing in industry. You will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

An AAT membership is also required to complete this course (not included in the course fee).

***Applications for full-time courses and joint apprenticeship applications will close at midnight on Sunday 3rd July 2022.

If you have not yet made an application then we encourage you to do so before this date, as we are unable to process any applications received after this time.

Course Info
How to make an Application
Course Content

Throughout the duration of the Accounting AAT Diploma you will learn the following;

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (Level 2)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls (Level 2)
  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Managing Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Business

Assessment is achieved by external computer based exams

Entry Requirements

17+ study programme only

  • 5 GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths
  • Satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 3 qualification or equivalent A Level
  • An interview
What Can I Do Next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to work in an accounts department or become a trainee accountant. 19+ learners will be able to progress onto an AAT Accounting Diploma Level 4 after the successful completion of this course or Degree Level Study.

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***Applications for full-time courses and joint apprenticeship applications will close at midnight on Sunday 3rd July 2022. If you have not yet made an application then we encourage you to do so before this date, as we are unable to process any applications received after this time.
Accounting AAT (Fast-track) Level 3
Course Outline: This intensive Fast-track programme provides you with an introduction to professional accountancy.
LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)17 - 18 year olds: Free
19+:
Level 2: £650
Level 3: £2,350
Plus AAT fee: More information on AAT membership and current fees can be found at www.aat.org.uk

Disclaimer

All fees, prices and funding information shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2021-22 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change due to factors outside of our control. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.