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Help - could I pass the entrance exam ?????

hztmhztm Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 50
Hi,
I really would appreciate your help. I want to study AAT at my local college but they are only offering Level 3 and Level 4. They have said that I might be able to study Level 3 but I will have to pass an entrance test which they have described as

The test is on double entry book-keeping for cash and credit transactions (including VAT). You will be required to post a series of transactions in the relevant ledger accounts, balance off the accounts and take out a trial balance. It should take about 2 hours to complete – although you are allocated 3 hrs because it is not a test of speed.

I just wondered if this is a standard test that I can get some further information on. I have just completed A levels which included some accounting in Business Studies. I have found an online course for AAT Certificate in Accounting which seems quite good - do you think I would be able to pass the exam with this (early July)? Thank you very much for any advice.

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  • IanIan Feels At Home Registered Posts: 83
    hztm wrote: »
    Hi,
    I really would appreciate your help. I want to study AAT at my local college but they are only offering Level 3 and Level 4. They have said that I might be able to study Level 3 but I will have to pass an entrance test which they have described as

    The test is on double entry book-keeping for cash and credit transactions (including VAT). You will be required to post a series of transactions in the relevant ledger accounts, balance off the accounts and take out a trial balance. It should take about 2 hours to complete – although you are allocated 3 hrs because it is not a test of speed.

    I just wondered if this is a standard test that I can get some further information on. I have just completed A levels which included some accounting in Business Studies. I have found an online course for AAT Certificate in Accounting which seems quite good - do you think I would be able to pass the exam with this (early July)? Thank you very much for any advice.

    Download the Foundation PLB paper. If you can complete that then you will be ok to start intermediate. If you cannot I recommend doing a book keeping course first.
  • hztmhztm Feels At Home Registered Posts: 50
    Hi Ian,

    Thank you for the advice. I am sorry if I am having a blonde moment but, am I able to download the paper from the AAT website as I cannot find it. Thanks
  • SandyHoodSandyHood Font Of All Knowledge Registered, Moderator Posts: 2,034
    Someone may be able to correct me, but I don't think you have access to the past exam papers as they are only available after you log in.
    Try and register for MyAAT on the front page and see what happens.
    Sandy
    [email protected]
    www.sandyhood.com
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    SandyHood wrote: »
    Someone may be able to correct me, but I don't think you have access to the past exam papers as they are only available after you log in.
    Try and register for MyAAT on the front page and see what happens.

    Correct.
  • hztmhztm Feels At Home Registered Posts: 50
    I don't suppose there is any other way I can get the paper.

    I need to have a membership number to log in - I cannot join until I know that I am going to be accepted on the course.
  • RichardRichard Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 373
    Have you tried the AAT Skillcheck - I don't remember what questions they ask as it was over 2 years ago when I tried it, but they test your knowledge to advise you which level you would be most suited to starting at.

    http://www.aatskillcheck.org/
  • katie2008katie2008 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 294
    I can post you one if you want, maybe your work address? I printed off about 30 before my Plb exam and never got around to it!

    If i can help, email me on [email protected]

    Katie
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    Either that or PM me your e-mail address and i'll send you a PDF of the paper.
  • hztmhztm Feels At Home Registered Posts: 50
    Hi,

    Katie and AK002 - thank you very much indeed for your very kind offers. I really would appreciate a copy of the paper via PDF and have PM'd AK002.

    Thank you all again - it really is appreciated.
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    Hi there

    I've had a look on the website and can't see the PLB exam.

    If someone could send me a link for it i will then PDF it to you.

    Ta
  • hztmhztm Feels At Home Registered Posts: 50
    Big thanks to everyone for your assistance - and a very big thank you to Katie - I now have a paper.
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