AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Intermediate Level


Course Description

The course covers:

  • Advanced bookkeeping skills – such as depreciations, prepayments, and accruals
  • Analysing costs and revenues
  • Final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Spreadsheets
  • Cash management
  • Indirect tax (VAT)

Course Structure

The course can be studied either on day release (1 day per week) or evenings only (2 evenings per week) for 1 year.


Assessment is by externally set computer based formal and informal tests and a project, all of which are set by the AAT.

Entry Requirements

Previous accountancy or finance experience or relevant qualifications (A-level Accounting or AAT Level 2). An interview prior to enrolment is required.

Course Progression Routes

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting


This qualification is accepted by some universities as an entry on to an Accounting Degree programme.

Course Career Prospects

· This qualification will be a progression towards becoming an accounting technician. After successfully completing the next level (AAT Level 4) technicians are eligible to progress to the qualifications of one of the sponsoring bodies such as ACCA and CIMA to become an accountant.


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If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.

Specific Course Information Contact

Francis McKee, francis.mckee@don.ac.uk or 01302 553602

How to Apply

Download Application Form

To apply for this course, click here to download an application form. Completed forms should be returned to Centralised Admissions, Student Services, Doncaster College, FREEPOST RRBE CXT2 ZTGA, The Hub, Chappell Drive, Doncaster, DN1 2RF.


After returning the form, you will be asked to attend an interview.

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