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Level 3 Accounting Academy - Year 1

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Course Description

This course is aimed at individuals who have strong numeracy and problem solving skills and are looking to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. Learners have a unique opportunity to specialise in accountancy through AAT Level 2 and Level 3. Learners will also gain substantial work experience in year 1 and 2 helping them to successfully progress into employment.

In addition to your studies you will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience in an accounts environment for 1 or 2 days per week.


AAT Level 3 Accounting Academy

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English and mathematics are required to begin this course.

Students will also have had to complete either a BTEC Level 2 qualification, an NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2 to gain the required skills and knowledge to begin the level 3 diploma.


  • Preparing final accounts (sole trader/partnership)
  • Cost accounting
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Double entry bookkeeping
  • Computerised accounts
  • Spreadsheets
  • Advanced book keeping

Students will also be expected to undertake a minimum of 2 days work experience per week.

Work Experience

Students on this fast track course have the opportunity to undertake work experience in an accounts office for two days per week. This is fully supported by the college and allows students to gain valuable experience in a real life accountancy environment.


On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Opportunities for employment may include:

• Accounts Assistant

• Bookkeeper

• Credit Controller

• Tax Assistant / Accountant

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