Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Professional Qualifications

Subject Area

Business and Management

Start Date

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Course Level


Home / Course / AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who have completed an AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, and would like to further their skills and career prospects.

This course starts in September.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You must have completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

You also need Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy and be able to demonstrate basic IT skills.

For students with English as a second language, you will need to provide IELTS certification.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers the key areas relevant to finance officers and introduces more complex accounting tasks including:

  • Preparing financial accounts for sole traders and partnerships.
  • How to maintain cost accounting records
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Financial spreadsheets
  • Professional ethics

How you will learn

You will attend classes for 6 hours per week. The course is predominantly classroom based with six computer based assessments spread throughout the course.

You will be required to undertake a number of hours of self-study each week in your own time, as well as regular completion of homework tasks.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto a Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. You could expect to gain work in a number of accounting roles, which require an intermediate level qualification.

What costs will you incur?

Depending on your circumstances you may have to cover the following costs (contact admissions for details):

  • Tuition fee
  • Text books
  • AAT membership fee
  • Purchase of stationery and similar material
  • Re-sits of unsuccessful computer based assessments

If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.