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Part-time Level 3 AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

Course Name 
Part-time Level 3 AAT Advanced Certificate in BookkeepingAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date September, January
Duration 6 months
Time of Day Evening
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body AAT
Offering Code CTL3BKK1D000
Course Overview This introduction to the subject will also appeal to those wishing to embark on a professional career in accountancy. This course (which is particularly aimed at adult learners) will also benefit those who are working in a role requiring accountancy and book-keeping skills.
What you will Study

This qualification consists of three units each with an assessment. It provides a more in-depth understanding of double-entry bookkeeping as well as additional units in spreadsheets software and professional ethics.

• Financial Accounting Preparing Financial Statements
• Tax Processes for Business

How you will Learn Lessons will be taught using a blended approach.
How you will be Assessed Practical tasks are carried out under exam conditions. Tasks are set by The Association of Accounting Technicians and exam papers are assessed, marked and graded electronically. Exams will take place during the day.
Entry Requirements

English and Maths at Level 2 (Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE Grade C/4 or above).

Where the applicant does not meet the course entry requirements - Level 2 or GCSE qualification at Grade C/4 or above in English and/or Maths, entry will be considered on previous achievements and experience.

Attendance Expectations

You will be required to attend taught sessions on Thursdays 9:00am-4:30pm (September to December)

An evening session will also run from September to December, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25

Tuition fee: £TBC


All students are required to register with AAT upon enrolment. The fee for this is payable directly to AAT and includes admission and annual membership. The fee is £90. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they are registered and entered for the exam on time.

Students are required to pay fees for all re-sit exams. The is £60 per unit, the fees are payable directly to Wakefield College and will be due in advance of the exam date.

Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits etc which are payable by all students. The AAT team will recommend that students buy textbooks to support the course and these will be additional costs payable by all students.
If you are aged between 19 to 23 and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 (or above) qualification, funding may be able available towards the cost of the course.

Funding may also be available to employers wishing to upskill their workforce through this qualification. Contact Business Development for more information on or 01924 789719.

If you are aged over 19 and have achieved a full Level 3 qualification or are aged over 24 you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government to cover your tuition fees.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

Further Study Wakefield College also offers the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, and for those wishing to progress further, the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.
Career Opportunities This qualification will enhance your career prospects if you work in a finance role or will provide useful skills for the self-employed.
How to Apply

Please complete part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111. Or to Vicki Townsend on 07850909710

For Further Details

Please contact the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Alternatively, email:

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Information last amended: 19 March 2024 11:43

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