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Level 3

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting


The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is a potential route into employment with a globally recognised qualification accrediting the skills and knowledge required by employers.

The purpose of the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required to progress to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to further study in accountancy and finance.

This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

On completion, students can successfully undertake a role in finance. It can also be a stepping-stone to further education, with students progressing onto the Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Attendance required two evenings per week.

The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting comprises 4 mandatory units:

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial accounting – Preparing financial statements
  • Management accounting techniques
  • Tax processes for Business

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 (VAT). Other areas covered include management accounting techniques, ethical principles and sustainability considerations for accountants.


Students must have completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

Accountants work at the very heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.

Therefore, students must also have their GCSEs in English and Maths or a level 2 recognised qualification, like functional skills English and Maths. These must be obtain BEFORE starting this course.


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