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AAT Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) — Part-time

Course outline

The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance.

AAT is the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications. Their qualifications are practical, internationally recognised and can open doors in any industry across the world.
This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. It is also suitable for those who have already started their journey studying a related subject and are looking to develop their skills in accounting, or for those who have already started working in finance and who have a need and desire to attain formal recognition of their skills.

The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting covers a range of essential and complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. Key themes have also been introduced throughout the suite of accounting qualifications including technology, ethics, sustainability and communication.

The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education. Students will learn and develop skills needed for financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and preparing financial statements. They will also understand the business environment, technology used in finance and accounting, business issues regarding payroll and value added tax, issues in business, management accounting techniques, ethical principles and sustainability considerations for accountants.

The course includes:

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

This course is for learners aged 19+ only.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street
Nottingham
NG1 7HB

Start: Thursday 7th September 2023

End: Thursday 20th June 2024

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Day: Thursday

Tuition fee: £2,573

Additional costs:

  • Materials fee: £115

AAT membership fee: On top of the course fees and materials fees, you are required to join the AAT at a cost of £225.

You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the course fees.

Course code: C000386 / Q002193

Qualification

AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are:

  • You must be aged 19+
  • AAT level 2 or equivalent qualification/experience in Accountancy
  • GCSE English and Maths at a minimum of grade 4/C (or Functional Skills at Level 2). If you do not have this, you will be asked to undertake English and maths assessments to determine the level you are working at. If the results of the tests show that your English and maths skills are below Level 2, you will need to enrol for either GCSE or Functional Skills to support your studies.
Teaching & assessment

The four units are assessed individually through computer-based end-of-unit assessments at the City Hub.

Progression

This qualification opens up a wide range of career opportunities, in finance. It will also lead to further study of AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Additional information

Students are responsible for registering with the AAT and paying student membership fees directly to them (currently £225). This fee covers the time studying level 3, up to a maximum of 3 years.