AAT Diploma in Accounting (Full Qualification) Level 3

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Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Accountancy, Business and Law



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
04 September 2024


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • or
  • Interview with the tutor if above is missing

In a nutshell

This course is progression from Level 2 Foundation Certificate in AAT and will enable you to gain further skills to progress within the accountancy field.

This course is for you if...

… You have completed the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

… You want to further your skills and knowledge in the accountancy field

… You want to work in an accountancy setting.

What will I be doing?

The professional Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) full time course is offered at only a limited number of locations across south Wales.

You will study a range of essential and complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. Key themes included throughout this qualification include technology, ethics, sustainability and communication.

This qualification comprises four mandatory units:

• Business Awareness

• Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

• Management Accounting Techniques

• Tax Processes for Businesses.

The four units are assessed individually through computer-based end of unit assessments.

You’ll achieve the following qualification:

  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

What is expected of me?

In order to access this course, you’ll have employment within the industry and the ability to demonstrate relevant skills (according to an AAT checklist for direct entry) or, the completion of the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Full commitment to attendance is required, as well as respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

What comes next?

  • AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting which you can do full-time or part-time at Coleg Gwent.
  • On completion, students can successfully undertake a role in finance.

Skills developed through this qualification could lead to employment as:

• Accounts Assistant

• Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor

• Assistant Accountant

• Audit Trainee

• Credit Controller

• Finance Assistant

• Finance Officer

• Payroll Supervisor

• Senior Bookkeeper

• Tax Assistant.

Additional information

To study an AAT course, you need to register with the AAT as a student. You will need to register with AAT at an approximate cost of £230. You will also need to enrol with the college.

You will need to purchase books at an approximate cost of £205.

Where can I study AAT Diploma in Accounting (Full Qualification) Level 3?

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 04 September 2024

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team