AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping – Level 3

18th April 2023 - 3rd August 2023

09:30 - 16:00

St Helens Chamber


Thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Adult Education Budget we are pleased to be able to offer this course free of charge – provided that attendees meet the following eligibility criteria;

  • Aged 19 or above as of 31/8/22
  • Reside in the Liverpool City Region
  • Do not currently hold a full Level 3 qualification regardless of employment status, OR;
  • Are Unemployed, regardless of whether they hold a full Level 3 qualification or above; OR
  • Are Employed and earning less than £21,225 (£10.90 per hour) per annum regardless of whether they hold a full Level 3 qualification or above.

Please note that we will require evidence of the above (Universal Credit App, payslip/contract of employment, Prior Learning Record, proof of address etc.)

If you do not meet the above criteria we can still offer this course on a commercial basis – please enquire for further details.

 The purpose of the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is to ensure that students have the advanced skills necessary to work in a bookkeeping role or to progress to higher level accountancy. Students will develop skills and knowledge required to complete complex bookkeeping transactions while gaining an understanding of the advanced bookkeeping principles and concepts, issues around indirect tax (VAT) and how to prepare financial statement. This will all be learnt within the context of the ethical issues that a bookkeeper may encounter in their professional life.

The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping develops existing skills and knowledge to an advanced level
for anyone wishing to pursue a career in bookkeeping.
The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping offers progression for those who already have bookkeeping
knowledge at Foundation level, either to gain employment in a bookkeeping role or to further study. This
qualification is suitable for those who have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping and
may help students already working in a bookkeeping role to progress by offering them formal recognition of
their skills. The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is open to those who are working and those who
are not currently in employment. 

The qualification is composed of three mandatory units, assessed in three end-of-unit assessments – Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation and Indirect Tax. 

This is a classroom-based course with approximately two sessions per week for the first two months, followed by one session per week for the remainder of the course (days vary). Times are 09:30 – 16:00 each day and a full schedule can be provided upon request.

Please note that all prospective learners will need to attend an Enrolment/Induction Session where acceptance onto the course will be confirmed – dates are available in late July and throughout August.

For more information or to apply, please contact us on 01744 698800 or info@thestartingpoint.org

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