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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: Level 3
Awarding body AAT
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018;Tues & Wed times TBC
Duration 30 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the professional body for Accounting Technicians and is sponsored by four UK chartered accountancy bodies. Whether you're about to take your first step on the ladder or think you can get more out of your career, the AAT will give you the knowledge and skills you need to go further and get the rewards you deserve. It will introduce you to the preparation of financial accounts, costing, cash management, VAT, the use of spread sheets and professional ethics.

Course subject to viable numbers.

Please note that this course can also be studied as an Assistant Accounting Apprenticeship.

Course costs

Costs shown are per course







There will be a membership fee to pay in addition to the course fee.

Per Exam if you are 19-23

Entry requirements

You will need to have a Certificate in Accounting Level 2 or a relevant Level 2 accounting qualification, or a HNC/D in Business and Finance.  You also may have relevant work experience which may be taken into account.  You will be required to have an interview/informal chat with the tutor before enrolling on this course.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning
  • Accounts preparation
  •  Final Accounts preparation for sole traders & partnerships
  • Costs and revenue
  • Indirect tax
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance

Tuition will normally take the format of lectures with you completing exercises and other individual/group work as appropriate. You will be expected to complete approximately 3 hours of private study per week.

How will I be assessed

All units will be assessed by on-line exams.

What next

You may wish to progress onto the Level 4 Accounting Diploma.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.
Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

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