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AAT Accounting and Business – Level 3

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About the course

This course provides students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance. This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved the AAT Certificate in Accounting. It is a full-time course helping those looking to gain the skills required to move into a career in accounting and finance. The accountancy skills developed through this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and to progress to the next level of learning. Students will develop skills including mastery of complex financial processes, such as final accounts, reports and returns, spreadsheet use for accountants, VAT returns and professional ethics.

Topics and units

– Management accounting – costing
– Advanced bookkeeping
– Final accounts preparation
– Advanced synoptic assessment
– Indirect tax

Work placement opportunities:
Jaguar Land Rover, PwC, Midland Heart

Careers and progression

Progressing to: A potential stepping-stone to take into employment or further education such as the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.
Aspirational careers: Chief financial officer, chartered accountant, auditor, bookkeeper, credit controller, financial analyst.

Entry requirements

Foundation Diploma in Accounting & Business Level 2 at Merit or above

Additional information

Students are required to become members of AAT as part of this qualification – this is funded by the college. This gives students membership of a professional body. All resources for the course are provided

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full time


1 year


Haybridge Road


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