Aim of the syllabus
Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland) is the intermediary 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.
Level 3 units
There are six mandatory units:
- Accounts Preparation (ACPR)
- Prepare Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships (FSTP)
- Cost & Revenues (CSTR)
- Indirect Tax (ITAX)
- Professional Ethics (PETH)
- Spreadsheet Software (SDST)
Study time required
This will depend on the student, but we tend to recommend roughly 6 hours of study per week. Level 3* should take 6-12 months to complete.
More syllabus information from AAT >
There are two types of computer based exams for AAT - Computer Based Tests (CBT) and Computer Based Projects (CBP). For the 6 units that make up Level 3 there are:
Results are available on request from a member of Customer Service staff immediately after sitting your Computer Based Test.
The project is marked by Kaplan and we will contact you with your results within two weeks.
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When you enrol, Kaplan will perform an initial assessment to help you decide the best level to begin the qualification. You can also complete AAT’s Skillcheck, an online test to guide you on to the right level where you should begin your studies.
To start straight on Level 3 it is fundamental that you have completed our 2 day bookkeeping course in order to have required knowledge for Accounts Preparation (ACPR). You do not need to sit the bookkeeping course if you have already completed Level 2.
You can sit the units in any order although it is recommended you sit Accounts Preparation (ACPR) before attempting Prepare Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships (FSTP).