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Diploma in Accounting with AAT (level 3)

Pitman Training Glasgow & Edinburgh


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Study method
Distance Learning with live classes
422 hours, Part-time/Full-time
No formal qualification
422 CPD hours / points
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Enhancing your AAT qualifications to hold the Diploma in Accounting (Level 3*) will demonstrate to potential employers that you take your career path and progression aims seriously. Holding a qualification like this can lead to a rewarding career as an Accountant, Bookkeeper, Finance Administrator, or Treasurer; or it can help you confidently handle the
finances of your own business.


422 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office


Business Awareness

This course provides you with an understanding of the business, its environment, and the influence that this has on an organisation’s structure, the role of its accounting function, and its performance. You will examine the purposes and types of businesses that exist and the rights and responsibilities of key stakeholders.

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

This course provides you with the skills required to produce statements of profit or loss and statements of financial position for sole traders and partnerships using a trial balance. In employment, you may be required to prepare a portion of, or all of, the final accounts; and this course will give you the theoretical knowledge needed to complete that task. It will also allow you to understand how final accounts have been produced, either manually or automatically
through the use of accounting software.

Management Accounting Techniques

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the role of management accounting in an organisation and how organisations use such information to aid decision making. You will learn the principles that underpin management accounting methodology and technique is, how costs are handled in organisations, and why organisations treat costs in different ways.

Tax Processes for Businesses

This course explores tax processes that influence the daily operations of businesses. It is designed to develop your skills in understanding, preparing, and submitting Value Added Tax (VAT) returns to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The course provides you with the knowledge and skills that are needed to keep businesses, employers, and clients compliant with the laws and practices that apply to VAT and payroll.

Microsoft Excel Expert

In this course, you will learn advanced-level features of Microsoft Excel, such as macros, PivotTables, PivotCharts, and data analysis tools to help you make data-driven decisions. In this course, you will learn advanced-level features
of Microsoft Excel, such as macros, PivotTables, PivotCharts, and data analysis tools to help you make data-driven decisions.

Who is this course for?

Someone who has good Bookkeeping knowledge or has just completed level 2


If you already hold the Certificate in Accounting, this is the next natural step in your training.

Career path

Study of this diploma enables you to apply for more specialist roles such as Bookkeeper, Credit Controller, and Finance Officer. There are many career progression options available and depending on your aspirations, you could work towards a career as a Chartered Accountant, Finance Manager, or Financial Controller

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Diploma in Accounting with AAT

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What does study method mean?

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.