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AAT Accounting Diploma Level 3  


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Course Summary

Course Code: FOL2C40Y22 

Start Date: Tuesday 28 February 2023 

Start Time and Lesson Duration: 17:30 for 04:00 hours

Duration: 59 lessons over 59 week(s)

Location: Online Live  

Fee: Funding Could Be Available    

By continuing you confirm that you are 19 or over and have agreed to the the terms and conditions

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The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting offers technical training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance.
The purpose of the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required to progress to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to further study in accountancy and finance.
This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. It's also suitable for those who have already started their journey studying a related subject and are looking to develop their skills in accounting, or for those who have already started working in finance and who have a need and desire to attain formal recognition of their skills.
The cost of this course is £2573, but you could get an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the fee. You will not have to start paying back the loan until you are earning over £25,000. To find out how this works please visit
However, if you are aged between 19 - 23 years old and don't already have a full Level 3 qualification? This course could be free.
Don't want to get a loan, or you've completed and / or received funding for this qualification before? Speak to us about direct debits to help spread the cost, as well as possible alternative financial support.

Call 0345 603 7635 to speak to a student advisor if you'd like to get further advice on the fees and funding for this course.

What Will Happen At My First Lesson
The first week of your course will include Study Skills. Good Study Skills are vital to ensure you gain the best from your course. The Study Skills session will give you the opportunity to discover the best way that you can learn and fully understand the requirements of the course

What Qualification/level is this course?
This is the AAT Diploma in Accounting equivalent to L3

Examinations Venue disclaimer
Please note, you may be required to travel to an alternative ACL Centre when taking your examination or assessment. This will be communicated to you at the earliest opportunity.

Who is the course for?
This is the L3 Diploma in 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 aimed at learners who are interested in a career in accountancy. Completeion of the L2 certifiicate in acounting is the natural progression. Good levels of numeracy, literacy and computer use are essential. Learners will undertake an assessment to confirm their entry level and there will be an interview with the course tutor. Following this you will be informed whether you have secured a place on the course.

What can I expect to learn?
Business Awareness Financial accounting:Preparing financial statements Management Acounting Techniques Tax processes for Business

How will I learn?
Your tutor will use a number of different teaching methods to develop your skills. These will include a wide range of authentic materials, individual study, working in pairs/group activities and will include the use of video/audio. You will also have the opportunity to use online learning technologies to develop your skills.

How will I know how well I am doing?
The aim of the course is to prepare for the AAT exams which are taken at designated times during the year. A timetable of these dates will be available if you are successful in your application to join the course. The tutor will also give feedback to you; this will be verbal and written. Should it be necessary to resit an assessment, there will be a further cost implication.

Will I have to do any work at home ?
A minimum of between 6 and 10 hours of reading and private work will be required for successful completion of the examinations which are externally marked to a high standard. Attendance is vital at every session.

What will I need to provide?
PLEASE NOTE-this course will start off within a virtual classroom with audio and interactive presentations and discussions and will remain so until we can safely return to a classroom environment. You will need to access our VLE and virtual classroom using a device that supports Chrome or Firefox. ACL will provide you with a log in and instructions. Please also have access to a pen/pencil and notepaper.

Are there any other costs?
AAT Membership fee Cost of workbooks and tutorials dependent on financial situation. Please discuss with your tutor once starting the course but full cost of books at L3 will be appx £125 Financial assistance may be available to help with costs - please enquire at reception Registration with AAT must be obtained within 2 weeks of starting the course.

What can I do next?
Please discuss options with your course tutor. There could be an opportunity to complete the AAT L4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. For ACL courses see The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. To make an appointment please call 0800 100 900 (calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers) or visit their website

Further Information
For all enquiries regarding this course please contact 0345 6037635.