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Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma at Barking and Dagenham College

Course description

This is an intermediate level course, which is ideal if you want to master more complex financial processes. On this Level 3 course you will study:

  • Accounts Preparation
  • Final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Costs and Revenue
  • Indirect Taxation
  • Spreadsheets
  • Professional ethics

It is an ideal stepping stone into the following careers in the financial sector: Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Accounts Payable Clerk, Assistant Accountant, Audit Trainee, Bookkeeper, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller, Finance Assistant, Insolvency Executive, Payroll Administrator, Payroll Supervisor, Practice Bookkeeper and Payroll Tax Accountant Tax Assistant.

Course content

Train to become a certified business accountant by studying our AAT accountancy course. Classes cover finance, cash management, bookkeeping and much more. Learning will mainly take place in our industry-standard IT suites. You will also be expected to carry out some independent study away from the classroom; this will be supported by workshops.

Entry requirements

You should have a good standard of English and Maths and possess the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or equivalent. The level 3 diploma builds on the level 2 knowledge, therefore a sound knowledge of the Level 2 topics is essential.


Four of the level 3 units are assessed by an online exam and two by computer based projects that also sat under exam conditions in our dedicated exam room.

Future opportunities

You could move on to study the units that make up either the full Level 4 AAT Diploma in Accounting or the Level 4 AAT Certificate in Taxation which we also offer at BDC.

Further information

You will be given a text book list at induction. You will also need a calculator and we will give you guidance on the right one to buy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barking and Dagenham College directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September