Accountancy – (Level 3 / A level) course

The level 3 university foundation programme is a 60 credit qualification (equivalent to one A level). The objective of the course is to provide learners with a foundation for a career in Finance and Accountancy. It is designed to ensure that each learner is equipped with accountancy knowledge and the skills to adapt rapidly to change and progress with their learning.

The level 3 diploma business management is made up of 3 modules and 3 written assignments; each module consisting of approximately 40 guided learning hours. While completing the diploma, students will have access to various study resources, such as tutor support and webinars and additional materials to complete the course.

Upon completion of this course, students receive an Ofqual regulated level 3 accountancy qualification. Students will then have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full undergraduate degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively, students can opt to study our level 4/5 diploma in accounting and business and then proceed to complete the undergraduate top up at a range of UK universities.

The fee for enrolling onto the level 3 course is £1600.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Bank transfer
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

On completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to apply for admission onto a full BA degree programme from a range of UK universities.

Our online business management, hotel and hospitality, and computing courses will help you obtain a diploma, which is recognised by employers and awarded by OFQUAL, the UK government higher education regulating body.

These diplomas can then be used as progression onto completion of a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree course, at an accredited UK or overseas university.

  • Choose a course.
  • Study the course modules.
  • Complete online multiple-choice tests and written assignments
  • Receive your certificate and university credits.
  • Top up your qualifications and earn a BA degree or MBA.

Your degree or MBA will be awarded to you by the university you complete your final year with.
Our awarding body partners have direct links with UK universities, who accept the OFQUAL credits awarded from studying our courses.


Assessment at FastTrack is a straightforward process:

  • After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions, which are answered in sets of five, so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour, the test will automatically time out.
  • After you have completed the test, your results will be displayed immediately. If you have passed, you will receive a certificate of completion. If you don’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer’’ where you will be told how to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course. 
  • When the online modules have been successfully completed, you will then be able to take the final written assignments provided by FastTrack that test your knowledge and understanding of the modules. After successful completion of these assignments, you will receive your diploma from the OFQUAL awarding organization.
  • You will then be eligible to apply for progression onto a top up course through a recognised UK university on campus or by distance learning.

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The level 3 course is made up of 3 modules and 3 written assignments. Each module consists of 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours worth of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises.

This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education and wish to progress onto a degree at university.

The level 3 foundation diploma in accountancy has 3 modules:

  • Recording financial transactions
    The aim of this module is to give learners a basic understanding of how to record financial transactions. The unit covers what is needed to record financial transactions accurately and completely, for example source documents. Finally, the module explores how income and expenditure is classified and managed.
  • Management information
    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ awareness of aspects of cost and management accounting, including the purpose of management information. The unit introduces the use of ICT in the recording of management information, including its advantages and disadvantages.
  • Maintaining financial records
    The aim of this module is to provide learners with an understanding of why financial records need to be kept. The learner will develop the ability to use the double-entry system of bookkeeping and to prepare a three-column cash book and a bank reconciliation statement.
Written assignments

The level 3 foundation diploma in accountancy has 3 written assignments. The assignments are approximately 2,000-3,000 words each.

The assignment unit titles that students need to complete for the level 3 course are:
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Management information
  • Maintaining financial records

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