Business and Management

AAT Accounting Level 3 Part Time

In Brief

Start Date /

The course will start in September 2022. Dates and times to be confirmed shortly.

Entry requirements

You will require a AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) to apply for this course.

You will achieve

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3).

Course overview

The AAT Accounting qualification gives you the relevant and practical skills to do a wide range of accounting and finance jobs. In this qualification you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AATQB status.

Course content

You will study the following units:

  • Management Accounting: costing is a unit that looks at costing methods, allocation of costs and decision making in the long and short term
  • Advanced bookkeeping and final accounts preparation involves learning how access year end adjustments and prepare sole trader and partnership accounts
  • Indirect Tax: builds an understanding of VAT and how to prepare a VAT return
  • Spreadsheets is a unit that involves using Excel software to prepare financial information
  • Ethics for Accountants looks at your responsibilities as a trainee accountant and how you will be expected to conform to current legislation
    You can view the entire course specifications via the link below

You will be assessed by computerised based examinations after the completion of each core unit, with a final synoptic assessment that assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification.

You will need to provide your own calculator, text book and writing materials.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

How much does the course cost?

£1,495 (exam fee included). You will also need to pay the AAT membership fee. Information can be found via the link below:

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



If you’re undertaking an Access to Higher Education (HE) course and then go on to complete an HE qualification, the outstanding balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off, once you have fully completed both courses.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

AAT Accounting Level 3 Part Time

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