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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/phone/email Online chat/email By phone/email
Structured study schedule
Study from work/home
Study at own pace
Price per paper from £230 from £185 from £140
Full level fee from £1,836 from £1,471 from £790x
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Aim of the syllabus

Important! From 1st September 2013, the new AAT qualification (AQ2013) came into effect. If you’re part way through your qualification, you may need to move onto the new syllabus. Read our short guide to the AAT qualification changes.

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

AQ2010 AQ2013
  • Accounts Preparation I
  • Accounts Preparation II
  • Costs & Revenues
  • Indirect Tax
  • Professional Ethics in Accounting and Finance
  • Spreadsheets software
  • Cash Management
  • Accounts Preparation
  • Prepare Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships
  • Cost & Revenues
  • Indirect Tax
  • Professional Ethics
  • Spreadsheet Software

Assessment method

AQ2010 AQ2013
  • 5 Computer Based Assessments (CBAs)
  • 1 x Assessed work
  • 5 Computer Based Assessments (CBAs)
  • 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. A £100 discount applies when a full stage of AAT AQ10 distance learning courses are purchased online in the same transaction with a £50 discount when purchased offline. Terms and conditions apply.





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Level 3 Diploma