The combined Level 2 and 3 AAT Accounting course package is a great way to start a career in Accounting and smoothly progress to the Diploma. Level 3 is an advanced course so the previous Level underpins everything you go on to study at the Diploma level. DTS support your online learning journey throughout your accountancy studies with support from your Personal Assessor and our learning community, studying on our, cutting edge, online learning environment - PEARL.
DTS also offer 19+ Advanced Learner Loan support. If you successfully apply and receive a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, which you can choose to do when you click the enrol button, we assign you a Student Support Officer (SSO) to help you submit your assignments on time. Check my eligibility for funding.
In the AAT Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Advanced) qualification you will initially cover a range of foundation accounting and finance skills in five units. You will learn 'bookkeeping transactions' and 'bookkeeping controls', 'elements of costing', 'how to use accounting software' and 'effective working in finance'. After a general exam to ensure the Level 2 is achieved, you move onto the five Level 3 units.
The Level 3 units cover more complex accounting practices including 'financial processes', 'advanced bookkeeping', 'final accounts' and 'ethical practices for accountants'.
The AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Advanced) are a fast track into a lifelong career in finance, from your first entry job as a trainee or accountancy assistant to your own practice or a place on the board, the world of finance offers an impressive array of interesting and rewarding positions. People who achieve a Level 3 qualification can also seek employment as an accounts administrator/ assistant, accounts payable clerk, a purchase/sales ledger clerk, trainee accounting technician and trainee finance assistant.
DTS offer the latest AAT syllabus with all learning materials offered online, for each unit. There is a mock test after each unit to ensure that you have learned the relevant study materials. The examination team will then establish if you are ready to take the test at an AAT test centre and schedule that in with you. AAT have a network of over 200 test centres across the UK. To download a list of these test centres and their location click here. When you are ready to register for your first computer based test we will discuss with you the process to book into your test centre of choice. Each AAT Unit Level is graded; either Pass, Merit or Distinction. A Pass is 70-79%, a Merit is 80-89% and a Distinction is 90-100%
The purpose of business documents and distinguishing between prompt payment, trade and bulk discounts. Recording and processing financial transactions including supplier transactions, receipts and payments from ledgers to the trial balance.
Understanding payment methods and the controls in a bookkeeping system. Using control accounts and the journal. Reconciling bank statements with the cash book.
Understanding the cost recording systems in an organisation and using different cost recording techniques. Using cost recording techniques and providing information on actual and budgeted costs and income.
Setting up accounting software and performing tasks on a computer, including processing sales and purchases transactions. Processing bank and cash transactions and carrying out period end routine tasks. Creating reports.
Understanding the finance function within an organisation. Developing financial skills and producing work effectively. Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how this impacts on ethics, and sustainability within an organisation.
Accounting principles and concepts underlying all financial accounting. The accounting equation, the nature and importance of the different categories of account and how books and records work together.
Accounting skills in restructuring accounting information from incomplete records and preparing financial statements for sole traders. Techniques to restructure accounts, finding missing information and the significance/ limitations of the trial balance. Statement of financial position and statement of profit or loss.
Cost handling in organisations, why different organisations treat costs in different ways. Different approaches to cost accounting and making informed and reasoned judgements to guide management.
VAT regulations. Completing VAT returns on time and accurately. VAT penalties and adjustments in the event of errors. Communicating VAT information.
Principles of ethical working. Ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers. When and how to take appropriate action following suspected breaches of ethical codes. Ethical responsibility of the finance professional in promoting sustainability.
Using spreadsheets to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data. Appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques to meet requirements. Tools and techniques to present, format and publish spreadsheet information.
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AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is sponsored by the chartered accounting bodies CIPFA, ICAEW, CIMA and ICAS.
AAT qualifications are respected and internationally recognised in 90 countries around the world. Organisations hire AAT qualified members (from a body of over 130,000 members) as they represent the highest standards of professionalism. AAT are the awarding body for this qualification.
You study the course materials for each unit, which comprise a, media rich, combination of text, illustrations, spreadsheets, videos, interactive quizzes, social connections, peer discussion, debates and games. This is enabled by the most cutting edge, online learning platform, in the UK today - PEARL.
When you have completed the unit, you demonstrate learning with an end of unit online mock test, taken in PEARL, followed by a Unit Assessment at an AAT centre. This is the case for the first three units and you may get your provisional results back immediately.
If you need to submit a computer based project, this will go to AAT for assessment which can lengthen the assessment process. This does not need to delay your progress though, as you will be given access to study the next unit.
The last three units of this Level 3 qualification are tested, together with the learning you have completed on all the other units, in one final ‘synoptic’ general test. This is an end of course exam which you sit in an AAT test centre. The exam aims to test several units within the course (marked with an*). The tests will be available in “set assessment windows”, our examination services team will help you organise the scheduling of your tests, and final exam, so you can progress and concentrate on your studies.
* Please note, if you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt, the AAT may not accept you to sit the exam/s.
Yes, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with this course. We are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. You can access your Advanced Learner Loan if you meet the criteria. Two main conditions are:
|With an Advanced Learner Loan|
|Registration Fee £37.25|
|Repayments: No Payments until salary reaches £21,000|
|Total Price: £2,573.00|
|Payment Method||Registration Fee||Repayments||Total Price
(incl. registration fee)
|With an Advanced
|£37.25||No Payments until
salary reaches £21,000
Advanced Learner Loans are administered by Student Finance England (SFE)
Student Finance England is a Student Loans Company service, providing financial support to students on behalf of the UK Government.
You can access your course information straight away. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.
Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, Dimensions Training Solutions offers considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.
Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.
You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.
A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues. Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.
You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date” and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.
by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans
|Course funded privately|
|Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you|
|Personal Assessor Support assigned to you Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course|
|10 EILS available|
|Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date”|
|Flexible deadline to finish your course|
|Online study delivery|
|Postal study delivery|
|Payment in full or in instalments while you study|
|Eligibility requirement for loan|
|Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.|
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