CAD3 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 3 Diploma in Computerised Accounting for Business (RQF)

Qualification summary                                  

VTCT (Skillsfirst) and Sage UK have worked in partnership to develop a suite of computerised accounting and payroll qualifications.
This level 3 qualification deals with more advanced knowledge and skills relating to cash flow management, preparing VAT returns and principles of partnership accounting. Upon registration every learner can access a study pack which includes:

  • Access to comprehensive, interactive online learning support materials
  • A FREE copy of the latest Sage 50 Accounts Professional or Payroll software (for six months)
  • Access to expert support
  • Related simulations to practice as you need them
  • Valuable skills to control your business
  • Hard copy learner workbooks if required (at an additional cost through Sage) 

This qualification is ideal if you are currently employed as a, but not limited to:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Credit Controller
  • or you may own your own business and carry out the accounting role and wish to expand your own knowledge

If you feel that the content of this qualification is too advanced for your current role then you could look at our Level 2 Certificate in Computerised Accounting for Business (RQF).

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of prior learning but a working knowledge of accounting processes is advisable. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.

On completion of this qualification you could enhance your CPD further by completing any of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Computerised Finance for Business (RQF)

This qualification is supported by SAGE UK and nationwide employers across many sectors.

Centres may find the following website helpful for materials and resources to assist with the delivery of this qualification; please click here

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 3 Diploma in Computerised Accounting for Business (RQF) Handbook

Qualification structure

Learners must achieve all 37 credits from Group M.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 302

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 370

Qualification numberQualification reference
CAD3  601/7538/2  

Group M – Mandatory units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleCredit value
M/507/7532CAB26Responsibilities of a Finance Professional3
T/507/7533CAB27Principles of accounting concepts6
F/507/7535CAB28Principles of preparing basic financial statements3
R/507/7538CAB29Principles of Partnership Accounting2
R/507/7541CAB30Accounting for Not for Profit Organisations2
M/507/7546CAB31Cash Flow Management5
T/507/7550CAB32Introduction to a Cost Recording System within an organisation4
D/507/7557CAB33Prepare and complete a VAT return5
D/507/7560CAB34Standard and advanced budgeting using a computerised accounting package2
K/507/7562CAB35Using computerised accounting software5

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