AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Add to shortlist


Course description

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting:

The Advanced qualification introduces more detailed financial tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and preparation of reports and returns. You will also master a range of accounting disciplines from ethical practices for accountants to advanced bookkeeping. If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AATQB status. This qualification has been developed for those working, or wishing to start work in areas of accounting and finance. It is intended to provide access to a wide range of learners, although a reasonable level of both literacy and numeracy skills is required. The qualification is much valued and sought after by employers and thus, its achievement offers a range of options for employment in various accounting roles.

Course Content - What will I learn

The course consists of six units covering topics such as: Advanced Bookkeeping Final Accounts Preparation Indirect Tax (VAT) Professional Ethics in Accounting Spreadsheet Software Introduction to Management Accounting.

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed via Computer-Based Assessments (CBAs) set and marked by the AAT. There are 5 assessments: Advanced Bookkeeping Final Accounts Preparation Management Accounts Costings Synoptic application of the above Indirect Tax Results of assessments are usually available immediately afterwards except for the Synoptic which is provided 6 weeks afterwards.

What Next

This Level 3 Diploma provides progression to the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting, which provides exemptions to those studying for the awards offered by the Chartered Accounting bodies (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, and CIPFA). The qualification is much valued by employers and thus its achievement provides opportunities for employment in accounting and finance roles.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants will need to satisfy the following minimum criteria: AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or equivalent, ideally at Merit or Distinction level. GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English. Experience of using Microsoft Excel is desirable. Other qualifications and/or relevant work experience would be considered for entry at this level provided you have completed the AAT Skillscheck (available on the AAT website) at level 3. You must be able to dedicate time to home study- usually between 5-7 hours. After your application is processed you will be required to attend an interview with a course tutor.

Awarding body

Association of Accounting Technicians

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course reference: 19/20-DP3ATA1E/1 (use this when contacting provider)

Course info
Start Date: Mon 09th September 2019


St Albans, AL4 0JA


1 year




Professional or Industry specific qualification


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

per course

More info: 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

Course reviews

This course currently has no reviews.

Write a review

Ask a question

Get course info