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Accounting AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma - Blended Learning

Accountancy Level 4 Bedford College


Accounting AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma - Blended Learning

The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, where students will learn and master a number of accounting disciplines. The course is taught in college, once a week, and supplemented with access to professional digital content. It is therefore important that you have access to appropriate IT equipment.

The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is a potential route into employment with a globally recognised qualification accrediting the skills and knowledge required by employers. On completion, students can successfully undertake a role in finance. It can also be a stepping-stone to higher education, with students progressing onto the Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting.

It may be suited to students studying part-time alongside employment or to those already working in finance. This qualification will also suit those looking to gain the skills required to move into a career in finance as it provides a clear pathway towards a successful career in accounting and finance.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements


To start you should have:

  • An AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting level 2 , OR
  • Two A-Levels, one of which is in Accounting, OR
  • Relevant experience subject to passing the AAT Skills-check



  • AAT Level 2 or its equivalent.


  • GCSE Grade 4 or above in maths & English
What qualification will I gain?

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via computer-based exams.

Course content

What will I study?

You will study: 4 units

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


Next steps

Course progression:

On successful completion of this course you could also progress on to our Level 4 Professional Diploma In Accounting.

Career progression:

Accounting technicians are skilled staff, employed in jobs ranging from clerks to accounts department managers. They are also increasingly required in industry and commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level your career prospects will be extremely good.

Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor an Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Finance Officer
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Tax Assistant

Additional information

These professional examinations require a high standard of preparation and considerable commitment if success is to be achieved. In addition to the course fees, you will also be required to purchase set books and register with the AAT (£225).

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 26/09/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £2,573.00

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.