Level Three AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business

This study programme is a progression route for those who have already achieved Level 2 AAT and who want
to pursue a career within accountancy, auditing or book keeping. The combination of accounting and business topics means the learner will have an overall understanding of the business and financial environment. As well as giving you the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for, it will also teach personal skills which will help your employment prospects.

What will I study?


  • Financial statements
  • Budgeting
  • Financial performance
  • Internal control and accounting systems


  • Business environment
  • Business ethics

All study programmes contain English and maths elements.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade A*-C/4- 9 to include Maths and English
  • Or level two diploma (merit)
  • Or first diploma (merit)
  • Or NVQ level two
  • Or equivalent

What next?

You can progress to Level Four AAT Diploma in Accounting, or degree courses such as the Foundation Degrees in Leisure Management or Public Service Management delivered at East Riding College and validated by the University of Hull. Alternatively, employment within the field or a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accounting are further career options.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Spring Part-time course guide