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Course Overview

The AAT Level 3 course will start in September and will run until July.

To be eligible to enter onto the level 3 course, you MUST have completed an equivalent level 2 course in account (especially bookkeeping) or have the relevant experience (this will be on the course leaders discretion Mary Dobson).  To see if you are able to qualify to enter directly onto the level 3 course, visit www.aat.org.uk and in the search box enter skills test, this will give you 30 questions and will at the end tell you what the appropriate level for your study is.  You must provide proof of the results to the course leader, when enquiring.

On completion of the course you should be able to get a job as an Accounts Assistant, Purchase or Sales ledger clerk, or a bookkeeper.

There are fee remissions available for the course and this will depend on your age, what previous qualifications that you have already achieved at, whether you are on benefits or in full time employment.

If you have to pay the full costs for the course they are as follows:

  • 19+ £2,573

The course fees will include your membership to AAT, all materials for the course and all exam fees for 1 sitting only, (should you not pass any of the exams then the resit costs would have to be paid for by yourself).

There are many ways to pay for the course and this could be done as follows:

  • You could get your employer to pay for the course, the college would require a letter from them on company letter headed paper. Just present this to Learner Services when you enrol.
  • You could do an apprenticeship. You have to be working for 35 hours a week in an accounting role, petty cash, purchase/sales ledger etc.  For more details contact workforce development 01302 553553.
  • You could pay by Direct Debit
  • You could if you are over 19 apply for a 19+ loan, the details of all would be sent to you on receipt of your application. If you are happy with all the information above and still want to enrol on the above course, please fill out an application form on the Doncaster College website, and email it to me at mary.mckee@don.ac.uk

If you would like further information then please do not hesitate to contact me on 01302 553899

Level 3
1 year part-time
Awarding Body
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

During this course you will be taught six subjects. All units within this qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end of unit assessments, but this qualification also includes a synoptic assessment, sat towards the end of the qualification, which draws on and assesses knowledge and understanding from across the qualification:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping –  end of unit assessment
  • Final Accounts Preparation –  end of unit assessment
  • Management Accounting: Costing –  end of unit assessment
  • Indirect Tax –  end of unit assessment
  • Ethics for accountants –  assessed within the synoptic assessment
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting – assessed within the synoptic assessment

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

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

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Mary McKee

Mary McKee

Course Leader

I started working for ASDA stores Ltd when I was 16; I progressed through the company and held a number of managerial positions. In 2006 I decided to I wanted a change of career and I decided to study AAT at Doncaster College, I went on to gain my full qualification. I have worked in the accounting industry in a number of roles. In 2011 I came to teach at college on a part time basis delivering Computerised accounts.  Since then I have been teaching AAT levels 1 to 4. I have also gained my Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and have completed my Certificate in Education with Hull University

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Mary McKee
01302 553899

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

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

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

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Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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