AAT Level 3 | Accounting and Bookkeeping Courses

Employers place a high value on the AAT qualifications blending with practical accountancy training. The AAT Level 3 courses include essential higher-level accounting and complex bookkeeping skills, preparing you for the world of work. 

You will learn essential accounting and bookkeeping concepts from the Level 3 courses. These Level 3 courses require more motivation and dedication than the AAT Level 2. Also, they are AAT students' turning points, built on top of the AAT Level 2

The AAT has the following two alternative qualifications separately for accounting and bookkeeping at Level 3:

KBM essentially integrates AAT qualifications with practical accountancy training. Our high calibre AAT tutors and qualified accountants support you one-to-one in training and AAT exam preparation. We provide classroom, online and distance learning solutions.

We blend our Accounts Assistant Training with AAT focusing on Accruals, Prepayments, Asset registers, depreciation and much more. Also, you learn software like SageXeroQuickBooks and Advanced Excel. Our expert Pro-Advisors team will help with your computerised accounting training activity. 

You will complete practical accountancy training in our ACCA Gold Level Chartered and Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors' firm. It means you will work under accounting and finance experts' supervision on actual business files, boosting your confidence. Also, we have our AAT-approved assessment venue to assist you.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

You will gain various essential and higher-level accounting techniques and discipline knowledge. This qualification offers skills in advanced bookkeeping and maintaining cost accounting records. This AAT level 3 accounting course provides learning of various financial processes. Also, it delivers skills in financial reports and returns preparation. 

This AAT level 3 accounting course syllabus covers the following four units:

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

Completing the course qualifies you to apply for AAT bookkeeping membership (AATQB) helpful for both job and self-employment. The AATQB membership provides professional development and integration with the AAT community. Using AATQB with your name demonstrate your skills and knowledge to employers, clients etc.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Bookkeeping

The AAT level 3 course offers advanced-level bookkeeping skills and financial processes knowledge. It provides an understanding of accounting principles and concepts. Also, you will learn advanced bookkeeping and financial statement preparation. Payroll and value-added tax (VAT) you will understand in this qualification.

You will cover the following two units of this AAT Level 3 bookkeeping syllabus:

  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

This AAT level 3 course completion allows applying for AAT bookkeeping membership (AATQB). It helps in job and self-employment tremendously. Also, you can become an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper at this qualification completion.

Progression and Job Opportunities

The AAT level 3 accounting or bookkeeping course achievement allows you to progress to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4. After the level 3 qualifications, you can apply for AAT bookkeeping member (AATQB) and AAT Licensed Bookkeeper at completion.

With the AAT Level 3 qualifications, you can confidently pursue the following job roles:

  • Tax Assistant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Credit Controller
  • Ledger Manager
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Accounts Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Practice Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Supervisor
  • Accounts Expenses Supervisor

Salary Range

The salaries depend on your job location, working sector, experience nature and length. With level 3 accounting, you can earn between £25,000 and £35,000 yearly. The level 3 bookkeeping course makes you earn between £18,000 and £35,000 annually.

Learning and Support Facilities at KBM

KBM continue supporting its students and professionals even after their programmes' completion. Our following facilities ideally aid your AAT qualifications and training:

  • A dedicated e-portfolio helps your training booking during the year at our London and Birmingham training centres
  • A free e-portfolio effectively tracks your performance and milestones, which we integrate into the AAT units
  • A CPD certificate help in becoming an AAT Member, combining with all the levels of AAT
  • Weekend and evening classes availability
  • CV, interview preparation, job hunting tips and support
  • Connects you with employers with open vacancies

AAT Level 3 Accounting Diploma Outcome

The AAT level 3 accounting qualification requires the following four units' completion:

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

Business Awareness

This unit completion delivers the following understanding and outcome:

  • How do businesses and accounts comply with professional ethics principles?
  • Business types, structure and governance 
  • The legal framework in which businesses operate
  • External and internal environments impact business, business performance and decisions
  • How to communicate information to stakeholders?
  • New technologies impacting accounting and associated data security risks

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

This second unit makes you capable of the following:

  • Depreciation calculations preparation and recording
  • Financial statements interpretation using profitability ratios
  • Accounting records preparation from incomplete information
  • Period end adjustments recording
  • Trial balance producing and extending 
  • Accounting principles underlying final accounts preparation
  • Advanced double-entry bookkeeping principles understanding.
  • How to implement acquisition and disposal procedures of non-current assets?
  • Sole traders' and partnerships' financial statements production

Management Accounting Techniques

You will learn valuable management accounting techniques from this unit. Its outcome includes:

  • Cash management principles understanding
  • Management accounting purpose and utilisation within organisations
  • How to investigate deviations from budgets
  • Utilising spreadsheet techniques for management accounting information provision
  • Utilising cost dealing techniques 
  • Attributing costs according to organisational requirements
  • Utilising management accounting techniques to aid short-term decision-making

Tax Processes for Businesses

After this critical VAT learning unit, you can properly:

  • Calculate VAT
  • Understand payroll principles
  • Carry out VAT review and verification
  • Understand VAT legislation requirements
  • Report information within the organisation

AAT Level 3 Bookkeeping Certificate Outcome

The following two units complete the AAT Level 3 Bookkeeping certificate:

  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

This significant AAT level 3 bookkeeping unit outcome will include:

  • Acquisition and non-current assets disposal implementation procedures
  • Depreciation calculations preparation and recording
  • Period end adjustments recording
  • The trial balance producing and extending
  • Financial statements interpretation using profitability ratios
  • Accounting records preparation from incomplete information
  • Final accounts preparation by applying accounting principles
  • Advanced double-entry bookkeeping principles
  • Sole traders' and partnerships' financial statements preparation

Tax Processes for Businesses

This VAT learning unit completion makes you capable, which delivers the following outcome:

  • VAT legislation requirements' understanding
  • Information reporting within an organisation
  • VAT returns reviewing and verifying
  • Payrolls principals understanding
  • VAT calculation
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