Diploma in Accounting Level 3



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What is the programme structure?

This programme is arranged in units, as below, and taught in a sequence where understanding can be built up on Financial and Management accounting issues, ahead of considering other areas such as taxation, and liquidity issues.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed towards anyone employed or seeking employment in accounting. It is likely that the student will already have achieved Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. Alternatively they will already have direct workplace experience of working in an Accounts environment.

How long does it take to complete?
This programme runs for 1 day per week over a period of 9 months (September to May inclusive).

What qualifications do I need?

Either the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or a level 2 bookkeeping qualification. Candidates who feel that they have a good knowledge in Accountancy should do the skill check on the AAT website www.aatskillcheck.org This is an online test, which makes a balanced recommendation on which level to start at- Level 2 or 3.

What does it include?

Accounts Preparation 1 (Making adjustments for provisions / accruals to a trial balance, and extending this to reveal profits), Accounts Preparation 2 (Producing recognised Financial Statements, and dealing with Partnership accounts), Cash Management (Understanding the timing of cash receipt, and payment. Sources and use of cash), Costs and Revenues (Absorption of Overheads, breakeven analysis, short and long term planning towards profitability), Indirect Tax (VAT schemes and the VAT return), Spreadsheets Software (Presenting financial data using various formulae). Possibly a 7th Unit Professional Ethics (Ethical behavior in accounting and finance.) if this has not been obtained previously when studying AAT Level 2.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
There are none required

Will there be any extra costs involved?

Students need to become student members of the AAT. An initial year’s membership costs £116 (This includes £36 one off joining fees). If continuing from level 2 the renewal fee would be £80. Cost of manuals - £150.00 (approximately). Students are responsible for both of these payments. Neither of these costs is covered within the amount payable to the college.

How is the programme assessed?
You will be assessed with five (six if Professional Ethics is required) computer based formal assessments (assessed by the AAT), and a computer based project (College marked assessments, but verified by the AAT).

What award will I achieve?
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (AAT)

Examining/Validating Body:
Association of Accounting Technicians.

What can I do next?

Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith. The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website www.midchesh.ac.uk or email info@midchesh.ac.uk For students aged 19 years and over at the start of the course please contact the college for further information on the course fee.

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