AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

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Why study this course?

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 is the intermediate level of the AAT Accounting Qualification.  It offers technical training in accounting and its main purpose is to provide students with specialist knowledge and skills to gain employment in an accounting role and/or the opportunity to progress to further qualification in accountancy or a related field.

During the AAT Advanced Diploma, you will master more complex financial processes, including VAT for businesses, management accounting costing techniques, advanced spreadsheet skills, and preparing final accounts. You will also learn about professional ethics

What other courses are available in the same topic or associated area?

Successful completion of this course should allow you progress to AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4

What will this qualification lead to?

The accountancy skills developed by studying this qualification can lead to employment such as:  Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Assistant Accountant, Audit Trainee, Credit Controller, Finance Assistant, Finance Officer, Professional Bookkeeper and Tax Assistant.

Who can I contact about the course?

Mark Smith 0121 602 7799

Course content 

What units will be studied?

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants (Synoptic assessment)
  • Spreadsheet for Accounting (Synoptic assessment

All Units are Mandatory

All Assessments set and marked by AAT

Entry requirements

Entry into this stage is either AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, Accounting level 2, GCE A Level in If you have no formal qualification, entry will be based on relevant work experience, subject to an interview with the course tutor. Students must need to have good prior knowledge of double entry before progressing on to this course. If necessary, you may be asked to do diagnostic assessment so that appropriate additional support may be arrange for you.

It is essential that you have a good level of English and Maths skills. (We require students to have at least 5 GCSEs grade C (5) or above, including English language and Maths.)


Writing materials, calculator and a pen.

Day, time and duration  

Thursday 9:30am – 4:30pm at Coombs Wood Campus

Duration: 12 Months


Start date  

February 2024


This course may be free dependent on postcode. Our Admissions team will be able to confirm eligibility on application.

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