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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

The AAT Level 3 Accounting Diploma is the natural next step for those following the AAT pathway to becoming an accredited accountant and is to be completed following the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.


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Course Overview

Take the next step in becoming an AAT accredited accountant with Level 3 AAT.

AAT accreditation is highly respected within the accounting world, with AAT graduates unlocking the potential to up to 37k p/a. The AAT Level 3 Accounting Diploma is designed for those who have completed their AAT Level 2 Accounting studies to continue their studies, with the level 3 AAT module building on the skills that learners have already developed and introducing them to more complex accounting knowledge.

Course Structure

The AAT qualification is made up of three levels, covering everything from the basics of bookkeeping right through to the management accounting course.

With a StaySharp subscription, you get access to all levels of the AAT qualification included, so you can study what you want, when you want.

  • The AAT Level 3 syllabus is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to advance to the next level of your AAT studies, the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, following the completion of the AAT Level 3 modules.

    There are four AAT Level 3 modules you’ll study to gain your diploma:

    Business awareness
    Financial accounting: preparing financial statements
    Management accounting techniques
    Tax processes for businesses

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Frequently asked questions.

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  • Completing the AAT Level 3 Accounting Diploma is considered equivalent to 2 A Levels.

  • AAT Level 3 UCAS points are worked out at 160 points.

  • All AAT courses and modules, including the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accountancy and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, are covered by the StaySharp AAT subscription. This can be billed monthly, quarterly or with a one-off payment offering 12 months’ access to the platform.

  • Studying an AAT Level 3 online course allows you to work towards a career in accounting without the need to attend in-person classes or keep to a strict schedule. You can study anywhere and on your own time, with full freedom and flexibility to learn your way – and with our flexible monthly payment plans, you can pay monthly and pause your subscription if life gets in the way.

  • The AAT Level 3 Accounting Diploma is suited to those who are following the AAT pathway to becoming an accredited accountant, making it suitable for those considering a career change into accountancy or are working in entry level accounting roles and looking to progress further.

  • The only prior experience you’ll need to study the AAT Level 3 online course is to have completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting prior to starting your Level 3 Diploma in Accounting course. This is because the Level 2 course is designed to equip learners with all the foundation knowledge they’ll need ahead of studying the four AAT Level 3 modules.

    If you already have a relevant degree or other qualification, you may be eligible for exemptions from the previous levels. AAT can provide information on exemptions.

  • The AAT accreditation pathway is not designed for those looking to pursue a career in management accounting. If you are looking to study accounting for managers, take a look at courses offered by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

  • Completing an AAT Level 3 Accounting Diploma qualification opens up the opportunity to study for the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. From there, you can begin a career in accounting, working professionally at a practice level.

  • The full AAT qualification after studying Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 is equivalent to a relevant first-year university degree or higher diploma.

  • The AAT qualification opens up opportunities in entry to mid-level accounting jobs, with earning potential of up to £44k per year on average. Suitable job roles for AAT accredited accountants include account assistant, VAT accountant and accounts administrator.

  • It typically takes StaySharp students between 6 and 18 months to complete each level of the AAT pathway, though this varies depending on the time you decide to dedicate to your studies.

  • Due to intellectual property laws, it’s not possible to download the majority of course materials. You’ll need an active internet connection to authenticate your account and access your learning content. However, some course videos are available to download and watch later.

  • The 14-day free trial is limited to one per course, per customer. If you want to re-subscribe to a course you have subscribed to previously, please purchase it as normal. You’ll be automatically moved to the paid subscription within 3 working days.

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