AAT L3 - module order

Hello, I've just signed up for AAT L3 via distance learning with Kaplan and just want to double check the best order to study the modules in.
I realise there is probably no hard and fast answer but just wondered what the consensus is.


  • kelsmick
    kelsmick Registered Posts: 89
    With my study provider they did the order:
    Accounts Prep
    Final accounts for sole traders & partnerships
    Costs & revenues
    Indirect tax
    Spreadsheet software
    Professional ethics
  • andrewseivewright
    andrewseivewright Registered Posts: 2
    Thank you.
  • RosieCarlisle
    RosieCarlisle Registered Posts: 60
    My order was the same as above. :) Just professional ethics left!
  • MatthewO
    MatthewO Registered Posts: 1
    Studying via distance learning. Same order as above but I left Indirect Tax till last and still have my Costs and Revenues assessment to sit. Doing both next week. Didn't want to leave Ethics and Spreadsheets till last because of the 2 week wait to get your results.

    Waiting for results at Level 4 is gonna kill me, so much less stressful getting them as you walk out of your assessment.
  • JoshJ1992
    JoshJ1992 Registered Posts: 75
    Usually my training provider schedules the CBPs sometime during the middle of the academic year, as they are marked locally and not by AAT. This gives students a change to re-sit if necessary.
  • KoopaCooper
    KoopaCooper MAAT, AATQB Posts: 226
    I'm studying with the Finance Management Business School (at Lambeth College), their module order goes:

    Accounts Prep
    Final Accounts
    Indirect Tax
    Costs and Revenues
    Professional Ethics

    of which I've passed PETH and am now midway through Accounts Prep. I think I'll finish up after completing level 3 and go look for an Accounts Assistant job to help me get on.
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  • ChrisJ30
    ChrisJ30 MAAT Posts: 93 New contributor 🐸
    Just to throw my order into the mix (though I am taking a classroom course)...after completing level 2 with basic costing last, the order I took level 3 so far is:

    Indirect Tax
    Professionl Ethics

    About to start Accounts Prep and then take Final Accounts last. After that hoping to start level 4 wih Financial Statements first.
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