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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Cornwall College | Cornwall College Business Camborne | Saltash | St Austell LEVEL: 3 Accounting

If you would like to develop a career in accountancy and want an industry recognised qualification then this is the course for you. During this qualification, you will learn more complex finance officer processes e.g. final accounts for sole traders and partnerships




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Ideal if:

You already have an existing Level 2 qualification in accounting or bookkeeping or relevant work experience and want to expand your skills.

You’ll need:

You need to have acheived the AAT Level 2 qualification, have A-levels or experience in bookkeeping.

You’ll learn:

More complex accounting tasks, such as preparing final accounts for sole-traders and partnerships, cost accounting records, reports and returns, financial spreadsheets and ethics.

Topics include:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping- consolidates learning at Level 2 and introduces new areas such as accounting for fixed assets and using the extended trial balance. You will deal with adjustments for closing inventory, accrued and prepaid expenses and income, and how these are incorporated into an extended trial balance. Provisions for depreciation on non-current assets, irrecoverable debts and allowances for doubtful debts are also to be calculated and accounted for.
  • Final Accounts Preparation - This unit is concerned with preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, incorporating elements of dealing with incomplete records, and an appropriate understanding of the principles that underpin the preparation of final accounts.
  • Management Accounting: Costing - You will develop an understanding of how costs are handled in organisations, and why different organisations treat costs in different ways. You should be able to recognise different approaches to cost accounting and make informed and reasoned judgements to guide management.

Other areas include:
• Indirect tax
• Ethics for accountants
• Spreadsheets for accounting



To build on existing accounting knowledge, gain more specialist skills in related areas and gain a greater understanding of the ethical issues involved with accountancy.

You’ll love:

The opportunity to gain additional skills throughout the course and discuss the ethical dilemmas faced by accountants.

You’ll go on to:

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting and gain a nationally recognised qualification.


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