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AAT Level 3 Diploma

This level is predominantly for people with:

  • A-Levels
  • a progressive accounts job role
  • previous study specific to accounting.

If you begin studying for your AAT qualification at Level 3 we recommend you attend a Kaplan AAT bookkeeping course prior to give you the background knowledge required.

AAT Level 3 Courses

Classroom Live Online Distance Learning
Ideal if you: Prefer highly structured learning/have access to a training centre Like structured learning but prefer to study from work or home Prefer to study at your own pace from work or home
Tutor support In class/
Online chat/email By phone/email
Structured study schedule
Study from work/home
Study at own pace
Price per paper from £259 from £209 from £139
Full level fee from £1,930 from £1,561 from £684x
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Prices do not include exam fees

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.

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.

Subjects covered

  • Accounts Preparation (ACPR)
  • Prepare Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships (FSTP)
  • Cost & Revenues (CSTR)
  • Indirect Tax (ITX)
  • Professional Ethics (PETH)
  • Spreadsheet Software (SDST)

Assessment method

  • 5 Computer Based Tests (CBTs)
  • 1 Project

Study time required

This will depend on the student, but we tend to recommend roughly six hours of study per week. You should aim to finish Level 3* within 6-12 months.

  • You should have already passed A Levels, AAT Level 2 Certificate, or you need experience working in accounts related employment
  • When you enrol, Kaplan will perform an initial assessment to help you decide the best level to begin the qualification.

Further information

*Funded students have to complete this level within 12 months.
Prices displayed includes 10% discount.
x£150 discount applies when a full stage of AAT AQ13 distance learning courses are purchased online in the same transaction. £50 discount when purchased offline. Prices displayed includes discount. Terms and conditions apply.

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Level 3 Diploma