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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (January start, Day)

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 36 weeks
  • Course type Part-time (Adults)
  • This course is suitable for Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

  • Accounts Preparation
  • Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships 
  • Indirect tax
  • Costs and Revenues
  • Professional Ethics
  • Spreadsheet Software

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

The course leads to level 3 year 2 of the QCF which gives full professional membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians.​

How will I learn?

 You will learn mainly through taught lessons, revison sessions and practice examinations

How will I be assessed?

AAT level 3 is assessed by computer based online examinations.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc

 You will be expected to complete set tasks at home and revise for your examinations in your own time.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

The usual entry requirement is to have completed the level 2 stage.

Expected prior knowledge


English level

Level 1 (GCSE Grade D)

Mathematics level

Level 1 (GCSE Grade D)

Equipment and other costs

You will be expected to purchase a set of textbooks as recommended by your tutor and to become a student member of the AAT

For further information and to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a College application form.

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* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.