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AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping (Blended Learning) Level 3

At a glance

  • Part Time - Tuesday 09:15-16:30

  • 1 Year

  • Pibwrlwyd Campus & Online

This course is suitable for those wishing to focus solely on developing their bookkeeping skills in order to progress quickly to employment or to focus on becoming a bookkeeper. Students may also wish to start with this qualification before progressing to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting in order to gain a wider knowledge of accountancy.

It is also ideal for self-employed people who wish to manage their own accounts. The course is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment.

Course fees applicable which cover tuition and initial exam sitting - price available on request.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

Classroom attendance is weekly, every Tuesday.

Programme Features

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop the skills needed for financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and preparing financial statements.

It will also introduce the student to business issues regarding payroll and value added tax (VAT).

This course is delivered using a blended learning approach which combines face-to-face and online activities in a seamless and complementary flow of learning.

AAT will require all students to register with the Professional Body. Restrictions to membership may apply. More information is available at

Programme content

The Level 3 Certificate in Accounting  qualification comprises two mandatory units:

  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Tax Processes for Businesses.

These units are assessed individually through computer based  end-of-unit assessments.

Progression and employment

The bookkeeping skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning.

The skills developed while studying this qualification could lead to employment as:

  • a Professional Bookkeeper
  • a Senior Bookkeeper
  • an Accounts Manager
  • a Ledger Manager.

Students completing this qualification may wish to go on and complete the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Study Method – Online and On Campus

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model. 

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 5-6 hours studying independently online each week. 

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

Method of assessment

The assessment for this qualification is computer based with a time restriction.

Students will be presented with a range of question types and formats in the assessment. These may include multiple-choice questions, numeric gap-fill questions, or question tools that replicate workplace activities.

Entry requirements

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT Access to Accounting Software. However, for the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths.

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