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Course Code: AAT3
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Mondays, 9.30am - 4.30pm

What's it all about?

This qualification covers higher accounting tasks including: drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You will also have the option to complete more specialised units. If you successfully complete the advanced diploma in accounting you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and become a professional AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB).

Course information

The Level 3Diploma in Accounting will enable you to master the more complex accounting disciplines including:

  • business awareness
  • final accounting – preparing financial statements
  • management accounting techniques
  • tax processes for businesses.

For the best chance of success, students are required to have a Level 2 in English and Maths. An initial assessment is required and you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the subject. You will need to have the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. Students on this course will need to pay a registration fee of £228 direct to the AAT.

You will be assessed by controlled assessments/exams and a synoptic assessment.

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Foundation Degree in Business Management at the College.

Examples of progression into employment include:

  • accounts assistant
  • accounts payable and expenses supervisor
  • credit control
  • finance assistant.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Chartered and Certified Accountants


Potential salary


Entry level salary


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