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This course is aimed at those looking to enhance their accounting qualifications and is the natural follow-on from the Level 2 AAT Certificate in Accounting qualification. Also, if you bookkeeping/accounting experience and looking to gain a recognised qualification this is a suitable option for you. Covering the required aspects of Financial Accounting, Tax Processes for Business, Management Accounting Techniques and Business Awareness, you’ll also be guided though your course with personalised assignment feedback and will have access to your tutor via phone, email, live chat of via our private social media groups.

You should consider this level of study if:
  • You’ve completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and would like to build your skills
  • You’re already working in finance and you’d like a formal recognition of your skills
If you have not previously completed the Level 2 qualifications, but have other relevant qualifications and/or experience, you can gauge your required level of entry by completing the AAT Skill Check. Click Here

Once you’ve completed the the two examinations you’ll be awarded the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Ideal Schools will provide: Exam Structure:

Unlimited access to online practice questions

  • All Study Materials via textbook or presentation folder (online access also provided)
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  • Supplementary VIDEO tutorials
  • 2 years tutorial support via phone & email
  • Continuous Self Progress tests & Answers
  • Regular tutor marked assignments
  • Unlimited access to online practice questions
  • FREE Postage & Packing
Study Time: Approx 240 hours (OFQUAL guide is 400hrs)

Additional Costs: 1 x AAT Registration fee £225

4 x Centre-Based exams: Exam fees are £60 per exam. Exam centres charge an admin fee and this varies greatly. Together, these could range from £80 to £120+ per exam. When registered, via your AAT account you can locate your nearest centres and compare for the best value.

Monthly Payment Notice We do not charge interest for monthly payments. To cover costs of additional security measures recently implemented in the banking system, there is a £1.50 charge added to each monthly payments to cover the cost of applying these measures in our systems.
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If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)

Syllabus for AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

There are 4 mandatory units within this qualification package:

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Understand the accounting principles underlying final accounts preparation
  • Understand the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Record period end adjustments
  • Produce and extend the trial balance
  • Produce financial statements for sole traders and partnerships
  • Interpret financial statements using profitability ratios
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
Tax Processes For Business
  • Understand legislation requirements relating to VAT
  • Calculate VAT
  • Review and verify VAT returns
  • Understand principles of payroll
  • Report information within the organisation
Management Accounting Techniques
  • Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within organisations
  • Use techniques required for dealing with costs
  • Attribute costs according to organisational requirements
  • Investigate deviations from budgets
  • Use spreadsheet techniques to provide management accounting information
  • Use management accounting techniques to support short-term decision making
  • Understand principles of cash management
Business Awareness
  • Understand business types, structures and governance, and the legal framework in which they operate
  • Understand the impact of the external and internal environment on businesses, their performance and decisions
  • Understand how businesses and accountants comply with principles of professional ethics
  • Understand the impact of new technologies in accounting and the risks associated with data security
  • Communicate information to stakeholders
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Careers Here are just a few positions that you could consider upon completion of this study... Accounts Assistant
Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
Assistant Accountant
Audit Trainee
Credit Controller
Finance Assistant
Finance Officer
Payroll Supervisor
Senior Bookkeeper
Tax Assistant
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Ready to start AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting?

Course Code: AAT-L3/22
Course Fee: £625.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £110.00 (0% APR), followed by 10 monthly payments of £53.00
Exam Pass Gaurantee
Enrol with confidence for guaranteed success!
If you DO NOT pass an exam we'll share responsibility and will pay 50% of one re-sit cost per exam. (T's & C's Apply)
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