Course Overview

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.


Course Structure

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 Requirements

You should have successfully achieved the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or an equivalent qualification, eg NVQ 2 Accounting, and have a good standard of Literacy and Numeracy with four GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Mathematics.  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.

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment is by an online test for each Unit.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
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Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
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Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
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For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
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