AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 (full-time)

Interested in accountancy? With this course, you can master complex accounting disciplines including, financial processes, advanced bookkeeping and ethical practice.

With this prestigious qualification, you will achieve a professional AAT Bookkeeper status through mastering accountancy processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AATQB status.


You will learn advanced knowledge of financial and management accounting as well as how to use Excel in Accounting.

Skills you will learn include:

  • ethics for accountants
  • preparation of VAT returns
  • advanced cost calculations
  • reconciliation of financial transactions
  • preparation for year-end including Financial Statements for Sole traders and Partnerships

This course is for students under 19 who have completed AAT Level 2 course.

Students are required to pass five computer based exams:

  • synoptic
  • Indirect Tax (VAT)
  • advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting Costing

Students can progress to Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4.

This is a full-time course; students are required to pass five computer based exams and attend three days a week.

As part of this course, you will be required to buy the AAT membership for students.

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  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
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