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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
  • Tutor-led, online learning modules powered by Kaplan
  • Access to both a Consolidation Test and Progress Test
  • 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 Level 2 Certificate), 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 Diploma syllabus

    By the end of the AAT Level 3 Diploma course, you will be able to prepare Sole Traders and Partnership Financial Statements depreciation calculations, understand management accounting techniques, and how to apply VAT legislation. You’ll also learn about different business types and how technology impacts business.

    Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS)
    • The accounting principles underlying financial accounts preparation
    • The principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
    • How to implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
    • How to prepare and record depreciation calculations
    • How to record period end adjustments
    • How to produce and extend the trial balance
    • How to produce financial statements for sole traders and partnerships
    • How to interpret financial statements using profitability ratios
    • How to prepare accounting records from incomplete information
    Management Accounting Techniques (MATS)
    • The purpose and use of management accounting within organisations
    • The techniques required for dealing with costs
    • How to attribute costs according to organisational requirements
    • How to investigate deviations from budgets
    • Spreadsheet techniques to provide management accounting information
    • Management accounting techniques to support short-term decision making
    • Principles of cash management
    Tax Processes for Businesses (TPFB)
    • The legislation requirements relating to VAT
    • How to calculate VAT
    • How to review and verify VAT returns
    • The principles of payroll
    • How to report information within the organisation
    Business Awareness (BUAW)
    • Business types, structures and governance, and the legal framework in which they operate
    • The impact of the external and internal environments on businesses, their performance and decisions
    • How businesses and accountants comply with the principles of professional ethics
    • The impact of new technologies in accounting and the risks associated with data security
    • How to communicate information to stakeholders
  • How is this course assessed?

    The Level 3 course is assessed by unit assessments.

    Unit assessment

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

    • Available on demand
    • Scheduled by and sat at AAT approved assessment venues
    • Mostly marked by the computer, providing assessment results within 15 working days
    Getting your results

    Assessment results are available in your MyAAT account within 24 hours for computer marked assessments. For assessments marked by the AAT, you can expect to receive your results within six weeks.


    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.


    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 whenever 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.

    Partnering with the best, you’ll always have access to market leading AAT online content powered by Kaplan and online materials from Osborne books. All day, every day for as long as you subscribe.

  • 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 Diploma in Professional Accounting.

  • Additional costs

    You are required to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) launch to fulfil 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 One off Level 3 Registration Fee: £225
    • AAT Assessment Fees: £70 to £80 per unit but this can vary depending on where you sit your assessment.

    Please be aware that these are subject to change.

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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 an AAT Approved Assessment Centre. Assessment fees are paid directly to the assessment centre.

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Pay for your course by subscription

And to make it all even more flexible, you can pay for your course as you go. With Eagle, you’re free to manage your costs and choose how often you want to pay, and for how long. You can choose to pay monthly, quarterly or annually and you can cancel anytime.

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AAT Accounting qualifications

AAT Bookeeping qualifications

  • Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

    Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping

  • Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping

    This level is made up of two subjects: Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS) and Tax processes for Businesses (TPFB). You’ll build on your Level 2 knowledge and learn about VAT legislation, preparing final accounts, and the regulations governing company accounts.