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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Q2022 Syllabus, e-Learning, Books, Tutor Support & Live Classes, Gain Professional Bookkeeper Status

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Online + live classes
15 months · Part-time
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Q2022 Syllabus

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) is an intermediate level qualification aimed at those already working in accounting who looking to develop and refine their accounting skills. It is also the next step for those who have already completed or enrolled on the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2).

This AAT Level 3 Qualification has been developed with experienced Accountants in mind, giving you the real-world knowledge as well as the skillset to carry out advanced accounting tasks in the workplace as part of a professional finance team.

On successful completion of the AAT level 3 Qualification, you will gain the status of a Professional Bookkeeper and be able to use AATQB after your name.

About the AAT

The AAT are the UK’s leading awarding body for accounting and finance based qualifications, awarding 90% of all qualifications in these areas. The status of the AAT makes their qualifications recognised globally meaning you could become an internationally respected Accountant who is attractive to employers.


AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Regulated by Ofqual

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73.9% pass rate, the worldwide average AAT pass rate is 58.9%

Course Units

The course contains 4 units:

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

What's included in your course:

  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) interactive eLearning Course with knowledge checks
  • 24/7 access to the course for 15 Months, so you can study at your own pace
  • Kaplan Study Books to assist your learning
  • Digital Extra
  • Pocket notes to learn on the go
  • Pdf Integrated workbook
  • LRP practice paper
  • Mock exams
  • Live Online Classes with our expert AAT trainers
  • Tutor Support which is available throughout your course

Additional Information

To take the exams and receive the qualification, the following will also be incurred:

  • AAT Registration Fee
  • AAT Assessment Fees

Assessment Information

There are four assessments in total:

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

When you are ready to take your assessments, you need to book your exam at an AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest ones to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre, we therefore recommend that you shop around.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you have already completed or enrolled on the AAT Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) and you are looking to validate your Accounting and Finance knowledge to further your accountancy career, however it is not mandatory.


There are no specific entry requirements to take the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, however reasonable numeracy and communication skills are needed.

We do require you to be at least 16 years old in order to enrol onto the course.

Career path

The benefit of having an AAT certificate on your CV is that it can give you a competitive advantage in the job market as it shows you have relevant workplace knowledge & skills.

This AAT Level 3 qualification can lead to employment as:

  • Finance Officer - £27k
  • Senior Bookkeeper - £28k
  • Credit Controller - £28k
  • Accounts Payable/Expenses Supervisor - £30k
  • Payroll Supervisor - £32k

(Source: Payscale)

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.