Level 3

AAT Accounting Level 3 Advanced Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
36 WEEKS ADULT PART TIME DAY 2020
£1995 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
36 WEEKS ADULT PART TIME EVENING 2020
£1995 * Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
36 WEEKS ADULT PART TIME DAY 2020
£1995 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
36 WEEKS ADULT PART TIME EVENING 2020
£1995 * Southend Campus

Overview

This course is aimed at those who have completed Level 2 or those already working at an intermediate level, extending your understanding of accounting and report writing.

This is the second level of the AAT Accounting Qualification. It introduces you to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.  This course is perfect if you’ve completed Level 2, or you’re already at a more intermediate level and looking to develop existing accounting skills.

Predicted Grades

Please be rest assured that we will continue to make an offer based on your predicted grades or by alternative assessments for entry conditions based on your circumstances.

Entry Requirements

Entry for 16-19 (School Leaver):

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting plus GCSEs at grade 4/grade C in English and maths, or equivalent
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Entry for 19+ (Adult):

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting plus GCSEs at grade 4/grade C in English and maths, or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • A skills test will be undertaken at interview to assess your suitability for the course

Course Structure

  • Financial accounting principles
  • Capital transactions
  • Cost accounting
  • Reports and returns
  • VAT, indirect tax
  • Information technology - spreadsheet software
  • Final accounts preparation
  • Advanced book-keeping
  • Cost and revenues
  • Professional ethics

Assessment & Feedback

  • Four external computer-based assessments set by the AAT, completed online and marked online immediately, with results accessible from your MyAAT account within 30 minutes
  • One external synoptic assessment (covering all aspects of the course in one assessment) set by the AAT and marked externally by qualified assessors with results available after five weeks

Course Cost

Advanced learner loan may be available

School Leavers, Full time: FREE
Adult, Part time day: £1995
Adult, Part time evening: £1995

School leavers: FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment.
Adults: Course fee based on 2018-19 for UK/EU students.

What Next...

Successful candidates can progress to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 subject to interview.