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This course is aimed at those looking to gain a recognised bookkeeping qualification and is the natural follow-on from the Level 2 AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification. Also, if you are an experienced bookkeeper and looking to gain a recognised qualification this is a suitable option for you. Covering the required aspects of Financial Accounting and Tax Processes for Business, you’ll also be guided though your course with personalised assignment feedback and will have access to your tutor via phone, email, live chat of via our private social media groups.

You Should Consider This Level Of Study If:
  • You’ve completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and would like to build your bookkeeping skills
  • You’re already working in finance and you’d like a formal recognition of your skills
If you have not previously completed the Level 2 qualifications, but have other relevant qualifications and/or experience, you can gauge your required level of entry by completing the AAT Skill Check.

Once you’ve completed the the two examinations you’ll be awarded the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

Ideal Schools Will Provide:
  • All Study Materials via textbook or presentation folder (online access also provided)
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  • Supplementary VIDEO tutorials
  • 1 year tutorial support via phone & email
  • Continuous Self Progress tests & Answers
  • 20+ tutor marked assignments
  • Unlimited access to online practice questions
  • FREE Postage & Packing
2 x Centre-Based exams:
Exam fees are £60 per exam. Exam centres charge an admin fee and this varies greatly. Together, these could range from £80 to £120+ per exam. When registered, via your AAT account you can locate your nearest centres and compare for the best value.

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Exam Structure: 2 X Centre Based Examinations

Study Time: Approx 90-100 Hours (OFQUAL Guide Is 210hrs)

Additional Costs: 1 X AAT Registration Fee £90
Exam Pass Gaurantee
Enrol with confidence for guaranteed success!
If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)

Syllabus for AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping

There Are 2 Mandatory Units Within This Qualification Package

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

Understand the accounting principles underlying final accounts preparation
  • The primary users of final accounts
  • The framework of accounting underlying the preparation of final accounts
  • Qualities of useful financial information
Understand the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Use of the accounting equation
  • Classification of ledger accounts
  • Purpose and use of books of prime entry and ledger accounting
  • Carry out financial period end routines
Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Importance of prior authority for capital expenditure
  • The importance of classifying expenditure into capital or revenue expenditure
  • Record acquisitions and disposals of non-current assets
Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Calculate depreciation
  • Record depreciation
Record period end adjustments
  • Record accruals and prepayments of income and expenditure
  • Record irrecoverable debts and allowances for doubtful receivables
  • Record inventory
  • Considerations for recording period end adjustments
Produce and extend the trial balance
  • Prepare an initial trial balance
  • Prepare an adjusted trial balance
  • Complete the extended trial balance (ETB)
Produce financial statements for sole traders and partnerships
  • Prepare financial statements for sole traders
  • Opening and closing capital for sole traders
  • Produce the SPL for partnerships
  • Produce the SFP for partnerships
Interpret financial statements using profitability ratios
  • Calculate profitability ratios
  • The interpretation of profitability ratios
Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Identify missing figures
  • Mark-up and margin
  • Reasonableness of figures when information is incomplete

Tax Processes For Business

Understand legislation requirements relating to VAT
  • UK tax law principles relating to VAT
  • VAT registration and deregistration requirements
  • Filing and payment of VAT returns
  • Special schemes
  • Implications for non-compliance with VAT regulations
Calculate VAT
  • Extracting relevant data from accounting records
  • VAT invoices
  • VAT calculations
Review and verify VAT returns
  • Make adjustments for errors or omissions in VAT returns
  • Verify information contained within VAT returns
  • Record acquisitions and disposals of non-current assets
Understand principles of payroll
  • Employer responsibilities of payroll
  • Operating payroll
  • Complete the extended trial balance (ETB)
Report information within the organisation
  • Communicating information on VAT and payroll related matters
  • Legislation, regulation, guidance and codes of practice
AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping Careers Here are just a few positions that you could consider upon completion of this study... Accounts Assistant
Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
Accounts Payable Clerk
Assistant Accountant
Credit Controller
Finance Assistant
Practice Bookkeeper
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Course Code: AAT-L3/22/BK
Course Fee: £320.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £110.00 (0% APR), followed by 5 monthly payments of £43.50
Exam Pass Gaurantee
Enrol with confidence for guaranteed success!
If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)
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