Online Microcredential in Business & Management

AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping

Develop advanced bookkeeping skills for professional accreditation and business management with this Level 3 AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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Gain in-depth knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping and financial statements.

Refine your bookkeeping skillset with this advanced  AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping, designed for those looking to elevate their skills to a senior level. 

This course delves deep into financial accounting and tax processes, equipping you with the expertise to handle complex bookkeeping tasks and prepare financial statements for small to medium-sized enterprises.

Master advanced bookkeeping techniques

Starting with the essentials of financial accounting, you’ll grasp the underlying principles of final accounts preparation and advanced double-entry bookkeeping. 

The microcredential will guide you through the procedures for managing assets and liabilities, ensuring accuracy in financial records and statements, essential for sole traders and partnerships.

Navigate VAT and tax processes

Understanding VAT legislation becomes crucial as you learn to compile accurate VAT reports, adhere to tax requirements, and efficiently process business taxes. This part of the curriculum is pivotal for those aiming to provide comprehensive bookkeeping services, including VAT calculations and submissions, aligning with current business tax practices.

Achieve AAT Bookkeeper status

Upon successful completion, you’ll attain the prestigious AAT Bookkeeper status, marked by the designatory letters AATQB, signifying your expertise and accreditation in the field. 

This recognition opens doors to advanced bookkeeping roles and the opportunity to offer self-employed bookkeeper services, leveraging top bookkeeping software.

Leave fully prepared for the financial world

The course not only enhances your bookkeeping skills but also prepares you for a senior bookkeeper position, offering insights into financial management, tax processes, and the use of sophisticated bookkeeping software.

The course sets a strong foundation for those looking to establish themselves as trusted professionals in the bookkeeping and financial sectors.

How will this microcredential help to develop my career?

The AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping is tailored for those seeking to advance their bookkeeping career to a senior level. 

Obtaining this qualification demonstrates your ability to manage complex financial records and prepares you for roles that require advanced bookkeeping, financial reporting, and tax processing skills. 

With the prestigious AAT Bookkeeper status, symbolised by the designatory letters AATQB, your professional credibility in the finance sector is enhanced, opening doors to higher-level positions and the potential to run your own bookkeeping services.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping is conducted through computer-based exams, focusing on your understanding of advanced bookkeeping principles and tax processes for businesses.

You'll face practical tasks that simulate real-world financial scenarios, ensuring you can apply your knowledge effectively. 

With assessments scheduled at various times, you have the flexibility to choose when to take your exams, aligning with your readiness and schedule. 

Lastly, upon successful completion, you're awarded the AAT Bookkeeper status, marking your expertise in the field.

What skills will you learn?

  • Advanced bookkeeping techniques
  • Financial reporting accuracy
  • Critical financial analysis
  • Strategic tax planning
  • Business compliance understanding
  • Decision-making in finance

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

The AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping is suitable for those with prior bookkeeping knowledge or experience. Ideally, candidates should have:

  • Completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or equivalent experience
  • A solid understanding of bookkeeping principles and double-entry accounting
  • Basic proficiency in mathematics and English
  • Access to a computer and the Internet for online learning and assessments

This course is beneficial for individuals aiming to progress to senior bookkeeping or accounting roles.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is ideal for individuals seeking to advance their bookkeeping expertise to a professional level. It's perfect for those already in the finance sector or aspiring to senior bookkeeping roles.

The course is beneficial for students pursuing accounting and bookkeeping qualifications, as well as practitioners aiming to enhance their financial management skills within various business environments.

What you will receive

Upon completing the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping, you will gain AATQB status, enabling you to use the designatory letters AATQB after your name. 

This recognition will bolster your professional standing, demonstrating your advanced bookkeeping capabilities and potentially increasing your earning potential. Additionally, you'll be equipped to offer comprehensive bookkeeping services independently.

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    This microcredential is endorsed by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

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