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Bookkeeping - AAT Certificate Level 3

Course Description

This course develops your existing skills and knowledge to an advanced level. You will gain the skills needed for financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, preparing financial statements whilst ensuring ethical practices are followed. Whether you are enhancing skills for use in your current workplace or want to gain employment as a professional or senior bookkeeper, accountant or ledger manager, then this is the course for you.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

This qualification is suitable for those who have completed the Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping and may help students already working in a bookkeeping role to progress by offering them formal recognition of their skills. Please note, the course will run on Saturdays, daytime sessions (9.30am to 4.00pm).

Course Content

On this course you will develop practical accountancy skills in the double-entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes. By the end of the course, you will be able to Produce financial statements for sole traders and partnerships, Interpret financial statements using profitability ratios, Prepare accounting records from incomplete information You will also be able to deal with more complex accounting procedures, including dealing with procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets, Record period end adjustments, Produce and extend the trial balance.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles to support you in achieving your goals. The teaching on this course will involve lectures, discussions, course book, individual practice, and lots of worked examples. You will spend the majority of your time practicing using a PC. Throughout the course, your tutor will give you verbal and written feedback on your progress towards the requirements of the qualification. The skills you are learning should be practiced outside college and all resources will be uploaded to our Teams platform for you to access from home so that you develop and progress. Your practical skills should be supplemented with the study necessary to successfully complete the range of different assessments.


There will be continual assessment during the course as well as two end-of-unit Computer based assessments conducted under exam conditions for the certificate. On completion of this course, you will be awarded the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping.

Next Steps and Progression

On successful completion, you can progress to Level 4 Diploma In Professional Accounting or other relevant qualifications, or enhanced employment opportunities.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course and is subject to an interview with a member of our support staff. ALS may include one or more of the following: support in classes, out of class in small groups, workshops or 1:1 with a specialist tutor. Reasonable adjustments including assistive equipment and access support can be made available through our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity. Tutors are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572