Accounting (AAT)

Qualification: AAT Advanced Diploma
Level 3

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About the course

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is a potential stepping stone for you to take into employment, further education or training. It may be suited to you if you want to study part-time alongside employment or if you already working in finance. This qualification will also suit those looking to gain the skills required to move into a career in finance as it provides a clear pathway towards a successful career in accounting and finance.

Level 3 introduces more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.

The course includes all materials, books and exam fees.

If you are aged 19 or over and are starting a further education course at level 3 or above, you may qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. This course is eligible for a 19+ Loan – for more information on how to apply click here.

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What you will learn
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting
Assessment

All units are assessed via computerised skills tests.

Entry requirements
  • Completed AAT Level 2 or
  • An 'A' Level in Accounts or 
  • Be working in an accounting capacity and are able to work to trial balance and have a good working knowledge of double entry

You will also be required to attend an interview in college with the course tutor and complete a Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

What next?

On completion, you can progress to take the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

As well as providing progress onto the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, this qualification can also open up a choice of great careers,and a route to higher education. More than 30 UK universities and higher education institutes currently offer exemptions to AAT professional members enrolling on accounting and finance-related degrees.

Skills developed through this qualification can lead to employment as:

  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable and expenses supervisor
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Assistant accountant
  • Audit trainee
  • Corporate recovery analyst
  • Credit controller
  • Finance assistant
  • Finance officer
  • Indirect tax manager
  • Insolvency executive
  • Payroll supervisor
  • Professional bookkeeper
  • Senior bookkeeper
  • Tax assistant
Additional information

The course includes all materials, books and exam fees.