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Accounting (Fast-Track) AAT Diploma Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

This course aims to prepare you for a career in accounting by giving you an AAT Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in one year. You will have completed the Level 2 Certificate by December and the Level 3 by June.

During the course you will study the following learning and assessment areas:

Level 2 units:

Bookkeeping transactions

  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Working effectively in finance
  • Using accounting software.

Level 3 units:

Advanced bookkeeping

  • Prepare final accounts
  • Management accounting: costing
  • Indirect tax
  • Spreadsheets for accounting
  • Ethics for accountants.

You will also do functional skills English and in the second half of the autumn term we aim to arrange some work experience for you one day a week.

Entry requirements

You must attend an interview and have 5 GCSEs at grade A – C including English and maths.


You will be assessed mainly by end of unit computer-based examinations together with one synoptic assessment for each level. For this reason you will need to be confident about using a computer.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.



Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund



Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.


Future opportunities

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dudley College directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2017
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