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AAT Advanced Diploma Level 3 Accounting

Qualification Gained
AAT Advanced Diploma Level 3 Accounting
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Trade & Professional, Level 3
Start Date
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. Students will learn and master a number of accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practice for accountants. The AAT brand is internationally recognised within the Accountancy sector with a proven track record of providing students with the skills that employers seek.

This is the second of three Levels which you are required to achieve to become a fully qualified AAT Accounting Technician. It is also a valuable qualification for those already working in accounts who wish to develop their skills.

  Key Info

The Level 3 Diploma is made up of six Units.  You will adjust and prepare accounts for Sole Trader and Partnership businesses as well as gaining experience in a range of costing techniques.  The use of spreadsheets to analyse accounting information will be investigated, and you will gain a valuable insight into the Professional Ethics that govern the accounting profession.

Entry to this course requires 4 GCSEs at a grade 4 or C, including GCSE English and Maths. You must also hold a AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or an equivalent qualification.

You may also be able to demonstrate your competence by providing evidence of other qualifications and/or accounting work experience which will be considered on an individual basis.

In exceptional circumstances, you may be asked to complete an assignment.

You must also register with the AAT for which full details will be given at induction.  IT skills are desirable as the course includes the study of spreadsheets.

Assessment is by an online test for each Unit.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment in the Accountancy sector.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

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