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AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping

The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3) training course was developed for experienced Bookkeepers. This course would suit those looking to become accredited in Bookkeeping and gain the skills required for senior-level job roles, including how to prepare financial statements for small and medium-sized businesses, understanding VAT legislation requirements and VAT reports. 

Supporting your current experience, this AAT Bookkeeping training course will add in-depth knowledge in double-entry bookkeeping and financial statements.

Upon completion of this course, you will gain AAT Bookkeeper status, allowing you to use the designatory letters AATQB after your name, showing employers you are both qualified and accredited and enable you to submit the final balance for other businesses.

We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training and prepare for a successful career in the finance industry, and as such, we offer many resources to help you throughout your studies, including tutor support, weekly live classes, exam prep sessions, and digital resources (study books, workbooks, mock exams, Pocket Notes, and more).

We are incredibly honoured to be shortlisted for PQ Magazine’s ‘Accounting Online College of the Year Award 2022’ and the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020', as well as 'AAT Tutor/Mentor of the Year Award 2022'.

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  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Join a community of over 615,000
  • Tutor support & fast response time from our experts
  • Delivery Method: Online, Study Books, & Live Sessions
  • Assessments: Available at your local test centre
  • Includes digital workbooks, mock exams & Pocket Notes
  • AAT Subscription available (additional cost)
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Key features
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Join a community of over 615,000
  • Tutor support & fast response time from our experts
  • Delivery Method: Online, Study Books, & Live Sessions
  • Assessments: Available at your local test centre
  • Includes digital workbooks, mock exams & Pocket Notes
  • AAT Subscription available (additional cost)
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Why study the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping with e-Careers?

If you’re looking to progress further into Bookkeeping and become an accredited professional, choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping training with!

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 605,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training solutions for our delegates.

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Benefits of this training course 

  • Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
  • Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our interactive eLearning training platform, where you will have access to animation videos, knowledge checks, assignments, and more, letting you study wherever and whenever suits you best.
  • Live Online Sessions - Exam preparation sessions and live online classes to help students prepare to sit their exams confidently, recorded, and available to watch back on your online hub.
  • Study Books - We include study books with your eLearning training.
  • Digital resources – Your online portal contains all the additional help and study support you need including Kaplan study books (PDF); Kaplan workbooks (PDF); mock exams; question banks as well as PDF Kaplan Pocket Notes (flash cards) and PowerPoint slides so you can study no matter where you are.
  • Tutor support included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  • Sage Business Cloud Training, Certificate, and Software included (90 days) – We offer this training with a certificate included, allowing you to demonstrate Sage proficiency to employers.
  • Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  • Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  • A badge of excellence – AAT is recognised by employers both nationally and internationally and teach you a range of practical, real-world accounting skills that can be applied in UK businesses. 
  • Created by industry experts - This course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who teach in college, bringing classroom quality training to your online course.
  • Gain the skills employers want – Gain practical industry focused qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set.
  • Boost your earning potential – Your certifications will begin your journey to opening career paths to more senior job roles, helping you maximise your earning potential.
  • Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform. 
  • AAT Subscription available.
  • TOTUM PRO Card – This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card.

Benefits of our NEW Online Training Platform

We've developed a new learning platform that makes it simple to access everything you need for your studies in one easy-to-use portal. Your online hub is packed full of useful resources, including printable revision cards (to study while on the move), all past recorded live sessions, practice papers, study materials, tutor access, FAQ’s – and the list goes on!

  • Stay motivated and learn when it suits you and your lifestyle with access to resources 24/7
  • All the help, support, and guidance in one place including tutor support, FAQ’s, and customer service contact details
  • Online learning includes videos and interactive animations bringing the subject to life
  • Includes videos throughout your learning from your tutor guiding you on how to work through the course and keep you on track and focussed on how to achieve exam success
  • Mobile friendly platform and content that works across all devices (PC, Macs, mobiles, and tablets)
  • Assignments so that you can put into practice what you’ve learned and test your knowledge
  • Unrivalled additional study support – Digital versions of your Kaplan books (including study text, workbooks, and flash cards), question banks, multiple practice papers so you don’t need to buy additional materials to get through your study.
  • Notifications when new resources are added to your portal
  • Engage with your peers and join our community of students – chat, support each other and set up study groups
  • Personalised study plan to help keep you on track

Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping training course and kick-start your accounting career!

Is the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping suitable for me?

This qualification offers progression for students with existing bookkeeping knowledge, and who are training for a Bookkeeping role, or want to undertake additional study.

This course best suits those who have already completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and are looking to gain further skills and knowledge suitable for advanced Bookkeeping positions.

Learn how to become a Bookkeeper

If you have not completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping course but are interested in progressing onto Level 3, we suggest enrolling on our AAT Levels 2 & 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping, where both courses are available in one package.

This course would benefit those:

  • Considering becoming an independent Bookkeeper.
  • Wanting to be a vital part of an accounts or finance team.
  • Looking to become an accredited, highly skilled Bookkeeper.
  • Who are self-employed and looking to do their own bookkeeping.

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping training?

This AAT Level 3 Bookkeeping Certificate training course will take your knowledge of Bookkeeping to the next level and enhance your career opportunities.

Once you have successfully passed your Level 3 assessments, you will be eligible to apply for AAT Bookkeeper status (letting you use the designatory letters AATQB after you name), become a self-employed Bookkeeper within your own business, and offer self-employed services in the UK, including Bookkeeping, Financial Accounts and Accounts Preparation for Sole Traders, VAT, Computerised Accountancy Systems, and Payroll.

You can also broaden your career opportunities into the Accounting side of the industry, through the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, and AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting training courses.

The skills developed throughout this course could help you move into the following careers:

  • Bookkeeper - £22,700
  • Senior Bookkeeper - £30,521
  • Ledger Manager - £32,000
  • Accounting Manager - £35,600

Salaries range by industry, sector, and role.

(Source: Payscale)

What can I expect from a career in Bookkeeping?

As a Bookkeeper you’ll be responsible for a few different areas of the business, including:

  • Recording transactions (income and outgoings).
  • Processing payments.
  • Conducting daily banking activities.
  • Producing various financial reports.
  • Reconciling reports to third-party records such as bank statements.

AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping Syllabus

  • Unit 1 – Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Unit 2 – Tax Processes for Businesses

Unit 1 – Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the accounting principles underlying final accounts preparation
  • Understand the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Record period end adjustments
  • Produce and extend the trial balance
  • Produce financial statements for sole traders and partnerships
  • Interpret financial statements using profitability ratios
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information

Unit 2 – Tax Processes for Businesses Learning Outcomes

  • Understand legislation requirements relating to VAT
  • Calculate VAT
  • Review and verify VAT returns
  • Understand principles of payroll
  • Report information within the organisation

Unit 1 – Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements Syllabus

  • 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

Unit 2 – Tax Processes for Businesses Syllabus

  • 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
  • Understand principles of payroll
    • Employer responsibilities of payroll
    • Operating payroll
  • Report information within the organisation
    • Communicating information on VAT and payroll related matters

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