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Course Code: AAT3

Level: 3
Subject area: Business, Management & HR

Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.30am - 4.30pm

About the course

This qualification covers higher accounting tasks including: drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You will also have the option to complete more specialised units. If you successfully complete the advanced diploma in accounting you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and become a professional AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB).

What you'll learn

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting will enable you to master the more complex accounting disciplines including:

  • advanced bookkeeping
  • final accounting – costing
  • indirect tax
  • ethics for accounts
  • spreadsheets for accounting.
Entry requirements

A good level of maths is required to ensure success on this course. You will already have the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting, or have an existing understanding of skills and knowledge regarding double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and using accounting software.


You will be assessed by controlled assessments/exams and a synoptic assessment.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Foundation Degree in Business Management at the College.

Examples of progression into employment include:

  • accounts assistant
  • accounts payable and expenses supervisor
  • credit control
  • finance assistant.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: AAT3

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £2500

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.