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AAT AQ2013 Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

This is the Intermediate Level of the AAT accounting qualification and also available as a standalone qualification. Level 3 is suitable for people:

  • with A-Levels
  • already working in an accounts role and looking to develop their skills
  • who have completed Level 2.
Syllabus information

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.

Assessment method

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:

  • 5 CBTs
  • 1 project

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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Exemptions and links to other papers

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).

Level 3 Course Options


There are no more new Classroom courses available for AQ2013.

Live Online

There are no more new Live Online courses available for AQ2013.

Distance Learning Standard

Ideal if you prefer to study at your own pace from home. Dedicated tutor support by phone or email.

Price per unit from: £139

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Distance Learning Premier

Everything from the Standard package plus eLearning (Levels 2 and 3) or tutor videos (level 4).

Price per unit from: £169

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Course prices do not include exam fees.

*Funded students have to complete this level within 12 months.

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AQ2013 Level 3 Diploma