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Are you looking to progress your career in accountancy? Have you got a solid understanding of accounting processes? Studying AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting could be the next step in your journey to becoming a qualified accountant.

This course is suitable if you have previous accountancy experience, through study or work experience, and you’re looking to develop your skills further so you can become qualified and work in a variety of accounting roles.

Keep reading for more information about everything that’s included in the subscription, including details of the syllabus, how to book exams, and the support you get along the way.

What’s included

  • Unlimited access to the AAT approved Level 3 courses, with access to all other levels for a recap
  • Instant access to our unique comprehensive Study Buddy learning guide
  • Online access to market-leading Osborne AAT tutorial and workbooks and online assessment builder
  • Tutor-led, online learning modules and exam preparation videos powered by Kaplan
  • Access to hundreds of practice questions
  • Computer and self marked mock exams
  • AAT registration, student membership and exam fees not included

Why choose an Eagle Distance Learning Course?

Are you a self-starter? Do you enjoy learning at your own pace with support on-hand if and when you need it? With a subscription to Eagle Distance learning courses you can start studying AAT Level 3 at a time and place that suits your lifestyle. With a subscription to our affordable online courses, you can decide how much you want to study and when, to fit in with your work, family and own career goals. Study fast or take your time. You’re in control.

You can self-study AAT, but you will also have a mentor to motivate and guide you through the order of subjects to study in and check that the level you’re starting at is right for you.

  • Entry Requirements

    If you work in accounts or have studied accountancy before (such as AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2), you may be able to start at this level.

    If you don’t have any previous accountancy experience, we recommend starting at Level 2. You’ll also need a good grasp of maths and English skills to complete the course. We recommend that you register with AAT before starting this course. You’ll be given your AAT student number, which enables you to enter for assessments.

  • AAT Level 3 syllabus

    By the end of the AAT Level 3 course in accounting, you’ll be able to apply accounting concepts, principles and rules to confidently work in a financial accounting or management accounting role at intermediate level.

    Advanced Bookkeeping
    • Advanced double-entry bookkeeping skills
    • Capital expenditure and managing non-current assets
    • Period end adjustments: inventory, depreciation, irrecoverable debts, doubtful debts, accruals and prepayments
    • The extended trial balance
    Final Accounts Preparation
    • Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
    • Producing accounts for sole traders and partnerships
    • Applying rules and regulations
    Management Accounting: Costing
    • Costing techniques: marginal and absorption
    • Accounting for materials, labour and overheads
    • Inventory control
    • Service and product costing techniques
    • Budgets and variances (fixed and flexed)
    • Techniques to support decision making: break-even, limiting factor, payback, net present value and internal rate of return
    Indirect Tax (VAT)
    • Understanding and applying legislation
    • Preparing VAT returns
    Ethics for Accountants
    • How to act ethically in an accounting role and use ethical codes
    Spreadsheets for Accountants
    • Use tools and techniques to prepare spreadsheets at an advanced level
  • How is this course assessed?

    This Level 3 course is assessed with a combination of unit assessments and a synoptic assessment.

    Unit assessment

    A unit assessment only tests knowledge and skills taught in that unit. At Level 3 they are:

    • Available on demand, mostly all year round
    • Scheduled by and sat at AAT approved assessment venues
    • Marked by the computer providing instant assessment results
    Synoptic assessment

    The synoptic assessment is an end of course assessment which tests a variety of knowledge and skills from several units. At Level 3 synoptic assessments are:

    • Attempted once the unit assessments have been attempted
    • Available during periods communicated by the AAT throughout the year
    • Scheduled by and sat at AAT approved assessment venues
    Getting your results

    Assessment results are available in your MYAAT account within 24 hours for computer marked assessments. For assessments marked by AAT assessors, you can expect to receive your results at a later date (timescales may vary and will be published on the AAT website).


    To be awarded the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification you must achieve at least a 70% competency level in each unit assessment and in the synoptic assessment.


    You can resit an assessment to improve your grade. Results from the assessment with the highest marks will be used to calculate your final grade. There are no resit restrictions or employer engagement requirements for any fee paying student on any of our AAT courses.

    AAT approved venues

    You can search for your nearest venue via the AAT website launch.

  • What support will I get?
    • We’re always on hand when you need us.
    • You’re fully supported with access to expert tutors, 7 days a week responding via email within 4 working hours.
    • You’ll also be assigned a mentor to help and guide you through the order of subjects to study in and check that the level you’re starting at is right for you. You can also contact them wherever you need to throughout your course and get a response within 24 hours Monday to Friday

    For full details on Academic and Mentor support opening hours, please visit the contact us page.

  • What could I do next?

    After completing this level, you could go onto job roles such as a finance officer, assistant accountant and an advanced bookkeeper, earning salaries of up to £25,000. If you want to continue studying, you can move onto AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

  • Additional costs

    You are required to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) launch to fulfill your qualification. Fees associated with admission and exam fees are in addition to the cost of the course and payable direct to the AAT.

    • AAT Admission Fee and AAT Annual Student Membership Fee (UK): 147
    • AAT Annual Student Membership Fee (International): £137
    • AAT Assessment Fees: £70 to £80 per unit (6 modules)
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You are required to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to fulfil your qualification.

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You need to book your exams directly with AAT. Fees associated with admission and exam fees are in addition to the cost of the course and payable direct to the AAT.

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AAT Accounting qualifications

  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate

    This is the entry point for most people who are at the beginning of their accountancy journey.

  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma

    You can start at this level if you’ve completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate. You may also be eligible if you’ve worked in accounting or bookkeeping role.

  • Level 4 Professional Diploma

    You’ll need to complete the Level 3 Advanced Diploma before starting this level. You may be exempt from some units if you’ve studied a finance or accounting degree.