The AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting and finance staff. It is internationally recognised and the AAT’s current membership is over 120,000 worldwide. The Level 3 is the second level of the AAT Accounting qualification. It introduces you to more complex Financial Accounting tasks such as incomplete records, accounting for different types of organisation, the preparation final accounts and accounting for indirect taxation. It also introduces the basic building blocks of Management Accounting, Marginal Costing and Absorption Costing. In addition to these accounting units you will also study spread sheets and ethics within the accounting profession which will combine with all units studied and be assessed via a synoptic exam.
You must hold AAT Level 2, have a good record of attendance, excellent reference and have achieved a minimum of merit grade in your BTEC Certificate in Business and Personal Finance.
Delivery and Assessment
The AAT is assessed by computer based exams and computer based projects. Upon completion of the Computer based exams you will receive immediate notification of your result and an analysis of your performance on each task. The BTEC is assessed through unitised assignments marked by the tutors.
The AAT level 3 qualification will allow you to progress to the AAT level 4 and then subsequently apply for full Technician status once you have provided a portfolio of practical experience from the work place, or should you chose to go onto higher education can often allow direct entry to many Accounting degrees. Level 3 provides 160 UCAS points