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AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3)

Course Overview

The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3) training course was developed for experienced Bookkeepers. This course would suit those looking to become accredited in Bookkeeping and gain the skills required for senior-level job roles, including how to prepare financial statements for small and medium-sized businesses, understanding VAT legislation requirements and VAT reports.  

Supporting your current experience, this AAT Bookkeeping training course will add in-depth knowledge in double-entry bookkeeping, financial statements and an intermediate level in accounting spreadsheets and software.

Upon completion of this course, you will gain AAT Bookkeeper status, allowing you to use the designatory letters AATQB after your name, showing employers you are both qualified and accredited and enable you to submit the final balance for a business of any size.

We want you to succeed throughout your AAT training and prepare for a successful career in the finance industry. To help you as much as possible, this training course includes everything you need to succeed. You will also benefit from Exam Prep Sessions and Live Online Classes. Your tutor will run additional training study sessions covering the unit topics you need to pass your exams, including Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Taxation.  

We are incredibly honoured to have been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020'!

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Fully accredited courseware
  • Join a community of over 605,000
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Fully accredited courseware
  • Join a community of over 605,000
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Why study the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course with e-Careers?

If you’re looking to progress further into Bookkeeping and become an accredited professional, choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping training with! 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 600,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

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This AAT training course benefits from Exam Prep Sessions and Live Online Classes, where your tutor will cover specific modules, including Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Taxation.   

Exam Prep Sessions - To give students the best chance of passing assessments, we have developed a series of regular assessment preparation sessions. Before the session students complete a pre-assigned mock paper, the tutor will run through your paper thereafter and correct any incorrect answers, informing you of what the AAT expect you to write and why. This helps you think in a way that will enable you to approach each question correctly, increasing the likelihood of you passing.

Live Online Classes - Your tutor will take you through a specific topic or module in an online classroom session.

Benefits of this training course  

  •    Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
  •    Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  •    Flexibility – This course is delivered via eLearning, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you best. 
  •    Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  •    Tutor Support Included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years’ experience.
  •    Confidence – Gain in confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform.   

Benefits of our Online Training Platform

  •    Your interactive training will include a series of videos and reading materials to keep you engaged and motivated to complete the course.
  •    This course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who train at a college level, bringing classroom quality training to your online course.
  •    Progressive tests throughout your training to ensure you have understood the subject matter.
  •    Practice assessments, to test your overall knowledge.
  •    Study plan included to help keep you focused and on track.
  •    We update our course materials, to ensure our students always get the most updated version of our course.
  •    Email notifications if you don't log in, to help push you along where needed.

Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course and progress your career in Bookkeeping!

Is the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3) course suitable for me?

This course is ideal for those who have already undertaken the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2) and looking to gain further skills and knowledge suitable for advanced Bookkeeping positions.

Learn how to become a Bookkeeper.

If you have not completed the Level 2 in Bookkeeping course but are interested in progressing onto Level 3, we suggest enrolling on our AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping package, where both courses are available in one package.

This course would benefit those: 

  •    Considering becoming an independent Bookkeeper.
  •    Wanting to be a vital part of an accounts or finance team.
  •    Looking to become an accredited, highly skilled Bookkeeper.
  •    Who are self-employed and looking to do your own bookkeeping.

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping training?

This AAT Advanced Certificate training course will take your knowledge of Bookkeeping to the next level and enhance your career opportunities.

Once you have successfully passed the AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping, you will be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status. This will give you the opportunity to achieve Associate bookkeeping membership with AAT and have the designatory AATQB letters after your name.

The skills developed throughout this course could help you move into the following careers:

  •    Bookkeeper - £27k
  •    Senior Bookkeeper - £31k
  •    Ledger Manager - £32k
  •    Accounts Manager - £33k   

(Source: Payscale)

What can I expect from a career in Bookkeeping?

As a Bookkeeper you’ll be responsible for a few different areas of the business, including:

  •    Recording transactions (income and outgoings).
  •    Processing payments.
  •    Conducting daily banking activities.
  •    Producing various financial reports.
  •    Reconciling reports to third-party records such as bank statements.

Salaries range by industry, sector and role, however, industry averages of a Senior Bookkeeper are between £16,000 and £32,000 a year, with a UK average of £27,000 a year.  

AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Syllabus

  • AAT Level 2 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.
  • AAT Level 3 in Accounting – Advanced Bookkeeping assessment.
  • AAT Level 4 in Accounting – Not applicable.
  • AAT Levels 2 & 3 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.
  • AAT Levels 3 & 4 in Accounting – Advanced Bookkeeping assessment.
  • AAT Levels 2, 3, & 4 in Accounting – Bookkeeping Transactions assessment.

This course covers three key Bookkeeping modules: Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation and Indirect Tax.

Learning Outcome

  •    Principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping.
  •    Procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets.
  •    Depreciation calculations.
  •    Period-end adjustments.
  •    Reporting VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement, and more!


Unit 1 - Advanced Bookkeeping.

Unit 2 - Final Accounts Preparation.

Unit 3 - Indirect Taxation.

AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Assessments

The AAT require all students to join as a student member but don’t worry, we cover that cost for you! Just be sure to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date, which will enable you to access additional content and sit all necessary assessments.

You will need to pass 3 unit assessments to pass this course. The assessment fees are not included in the cost of the course.

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