Accounting Level 3 (Advanced Diploma)

By studying this qualification you will gain essential skills that will allow you to master more complex accounting disciplines, including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

  • What will be studied
    • Advanced bookkeeping 
    • Final accounts preparation 
    • Management accounting
    •  Costing 
    • Indirect tax
    • Ethics for accountants 
    • Spreadsheets for accountants 
  • What are the entry requirements?

    Suitable for the student who has already completed AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping or Certificate in Accounting or A-Level Accounts.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in accounting, with the option to extend their studies to Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting and further still to ACCA or CIMA or another equivalent accounting qualification.

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    Lessons will be for seven hours a week on Tuesdays (9.30-4.30pm).

  • How will I be assessed?

    The units will be assessed as individual units taken during the year and also within the units themselves.

    Please be aware that the units are taken in one exam and will be on a specific date, details will be available prior to enrolment. 

    The exam is marked partially by computer and partially by a human taking 6 weeks to receive results. 

    All other results are available within 24 hours

  • How to get a place?

    Apply online at

    Please note: Learners will not be enrolled onto a course until they have met an Accounts lecturer.

    Interviews will offered once the application has been received.

  • Other Information:

     Study is 7 hours per week in college, plus additional hours study at home.

    Tuition fees of £1,600 are payable to the college.  This amount can be paid either in full at the time of enrolment, by instalments or through the advanced learner loan. 

    Full or partial funding for this course maybe applicable subject to eligibility.  Please enquire at interview.

    Exam fees are in the region of £260 (subject to confirmation from the AAT) payable at the same time as the tuition fees.

    Initial AAT administration fee and AAT annual membership fee will be payable within three weeks of starting the course at an approximate total cost of £135.

    AAT student member's subscription will be 12 months after initial enrolment at an approximate cost of £100.

  • Exam Board:
    AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

    This course can to lead to employment as:

    • Assistant accountant 
    • Accounts payable clerk/supervisor
    • Audit trainee credit
    • Controller payroll administration/supervisor practice
    • Bookkeeper 
    • Tax assistant


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