Home Learning College

Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Level 3 AAT Accounting courses are designed to build on knowledge gained from your previous accounting training, teaching you advanced accounting procedures.

Who is it for? Professionals and Level 2 students looking to advance their accounting skills
Qualification: AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (QCF: 600/6908/9)
Location: Online Learning
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 305 recommended study hours - 12 months' typical completion

What is the Level 3 AAT Diploma?

Our online AAT Level 3 Course in Accounting builds on the skills developed from Level 2 focusing on more complex accounting tasks, such as the formal preparation of accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships, and cash management.

Home Learning College train more students in AAT Level 3 online than any other online training provider.Through our award-winning Virtual Learning Campus, experienced Tutors and unique Tutor Group Study option, we are ready to help you get to the next level in your accounting career.

Studying your qualification online with Home Learning College allows you to progress through the course whenever and whenever suits you.

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One step closer to gaining the full AAT Accounting Qualification

AAT Level 3 qualified employees on completion of the AAT Diploma (Level 3) are continually highly sought after by employers due to their relevant knowledge, skills and enthusiasm and the AAT’s excellent international reputation.

With the Level 3 AAT qualification on your CV, you can apply for a range of positions such as an Assistant Accountant with a potential salary of £29,000* and achieving the full AAT qualification you could earn up to £37,500 and continue on to chartered accountancy.

Study on our award winning online platform

We are thrilled to have recently won two awards at the 2016 AAT Training Provider Awards and reap the rewards of all the hard work our team puts into creating such high quality courses. We won Best Use of E-learning, which recognises the exceptional digital learning experience we provide for our students and also AAT Distance Learner of the Year which was awarded to one of our extremely dedicated students Thomas Brinsley. 

Our level of experience and investment in the UK’s largest online AAT programme gives you access not only to experienced tutors, but to a learning environment refined through thousands of successful student journeys. Click on How It Works to see why we’re different.

The new AAT syllabus (AQ2016) is coming soon

From 1st September 2016 there will be a few changes coming into effect to the AAT syllabus. Find out what it means for you, and what your options are.

The Syllabus for the AAT Level 3 Diploma is set by the AAT but we translate those requirements into a unique combination of tutor-led and self-led activities that give you the confidence to progress and achieve your qualification.

We break down the AAT syllabus into small, manageable learning blocks because we know, from experience, that people learn best from taking small steps and consolidating their knowledge as they go along.

The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting consists of six units:

  1. Accounts Preparation
  2. Prepare Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships
  3. Costs and Revenues
  4. Indirect Tax
  5. Spreadsheet Software
  6. Professional Ethics.

You will be provided with textbooks for each unit (also supplied as eBooks through the Virtual Learning Campus).

View a short selection of Sample Materials for AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Your Qualification...

  • Level 3 qualification - comparable to studying at A-level or Higher
  • Accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and recognised by Ofqual
  • Entry requirements: Students must hold AAT Level 2 or be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge through work experience or an alternative qualification
  • Seven course books consisting of six units and seven Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs)
  • Four computer-based tests and two computer-based projects – all taken at an external centre. We will help you find and book your external test venues.
  • 305 Guided Study Hours (GSH) – however, as this is a distance learning course you are in complete control over how much time you commit to your studies each week
  • Flexible payment options available
  • Pathway option available – take advantage of two courses in one economical package with our Pathway option
  • Offers progression to study at AAT Level 4, the final stage of the AAT Qualification.

*Please note that if you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt the AAT may not accept you to sit these exams.

What is Included

Our students choose Home Learning College as their online AAT training provider because of the complete package of support and services we offer. This starts from your very first call with us to discuss your study options. Here are the main components:

    • A dedicated tutor takes responsibility for your overall progress through the course. They have the experience and expertise to get you qualified
    • The student services team help you organise your exams, learn how to use our wealth of support tools and generally make things go smoothly
    • Our marking team ensure your assignments are turned around rapidly with helpful feedback
    • Interactive live classes mean you learn alongside your peers keeping you motivated– you really don’t feel you’re studying alone
    • We set an achievable Study Framework for your tutor group to ensure you complete the course within 12 months
    • Printed course books so you can jot down notes in the margin AND handy ebooks as well if you prefer to save to your tablet or phone
    • Exam fees and a full exam booking service are included so you can focus 100% on your studies
    • Flexible finance options to help you spread the cost (more detail below)
    • Sage One Accounts software
    • NUS card – the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts. team
    • 24 hour access to our award winning Virtual Learning Campus with everything you need during your course in one place
    • A vibrant community of thousands of students gives you a ready-made network for support or advice
    • Practical tests throughout the course cement your knowledge
    • Real time personal progress tracking ensures you stay on task and motivated to keep going
    • A comprehensive Career Management Service including video career coaching, interview simulator, career assessment tools, CV guidance and job search.

To enrol on our AAT Level 3 Diploma you must be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge through work experience or hold a Level 2 AAT, or equivalent qualification. We also recommend that students take the AAT’s Skill check to measure their prior knowledge.

Before you enrol on this Home Learning College course, please ensure that you have read and understood the prerequisites below:

  • You have a valid UK address (AAT qualifications cannot be studied outside the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)
  • You are over the age of 18 or have a third party payee for any financial agreement
  • You have a solid grasp of the English language. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language
  • You have access to a computer and the Internet throughout your study period
  • You have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus
  • You are fully committed to your studies.

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost? That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider. You can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18 or 24 months payment plans*. Representative APR 19.9%. These plans are offered by our finance provider Omni Capital, take a look at a representative APR Example. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

* Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, is subject to a credit check and is governed by their Terms and Conditions. Home Learning College is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only. 


Career Path

Upon completion of the AAT Level 3 Diploma course, you will gain a nationally recognised accredited QCF Qualification giving you status as a part-qualified Accounting Technician.

The skills you will gain from studying AAT Level 3 will qualify you for a trainee level Finance or Accounting role. This could be as a Credit Controller, Accounts Officer or Accounts Assistant.

Level 3 is the penultimate stage of the full AAT Qualification pathway. Completing the pathway opens up a wealth of opportunity for promotion and higher salaries.

Fast track your career – combine levels to save

Designed to help you fast-track your career, our pathway packages combine the courses you need to gain access to the wider job opportunities and a higher earning potential.

With our AAT Level 3 and 4 combined course you can gain your AAT Level 3 and 4 Diploma in one course, allowing you to save money and fast-track your career. This option offers savings of over 30% compared to the regular Level 4 price.

Completing the full AAT qualification pathway is approximately equivalent to the first year of an honours degree, and is recognised as a non-graduate route into Chartered Accountancy. All UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies - including CIPFA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS and ACCA - offer generous exemptions to full AAT members.

Accounts Officer: £25,000
Assistant Accountant: £29,000

*Salary Checker, 2015.

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