Bookkeeping Level 3 (Advanced Certificate)

In this qualification you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and VAT.

  • What will be studied
    • Advanced Bookkeeping
    • Final Accounts Preparation
    • Indirect Tax
  • What are the entry requirements?

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

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Learners who gain their Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping can achieve Professional AAT Bookkeeper status (AATQB)

    The level 3 bookkeeping certificate can be expanded into the level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting with further studies.


  • What qualifications will be gained?

    AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 3

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This course can be run during daytime or evening. Please discuss your preference with the tutor at your interview/enrolment stage.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Each unit will be assessed by a computer based exam and taken during the year.

    Results are available within 24 hours.

  • How to get a place?

    Apply online at

    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:

    3 hours per week in college, plus additional hours study at home.

    Tuition fees of £750 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 £158 (subject to confirmation from the AAT) payable at the same time as the tuition fees.

    AAT student membership fee will be payable within three weeks of starting the course at an approximate total cost of £45.

    AAT student member's subscription will be 12 months after initial enrolment at an approximate cost of £45.

  • Exam Board:
    AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

    Can to lead to employment as: professional bookkeeper, senior bookkeeper, accounts manager, ledger manager.


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