AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)


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What is the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting?

The AAT Level 3 in Accounting course is specifically designed to provide you with the necessary skills and credibility to progress within the accounting industry. Whether you’re looking to start your own company, or you want to take on a senior accounting role within an established organisation, this course is the ideal route to get you there.  

Upon completion of this course, you'll have the skill set to successfully undertake senior accounting tasks including advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation, indirect tax and more. You'll also be awarded professional AAT Bookkeeper status, allowing you to use the initials AATQB after your name and qualify you to submit the final balance for companies of any size.

As with all our AAT courses, the AAT membership is included, saving you £147!

Gain an AAT accredited qualification. Enrol today! 

Available delivery methods for this course




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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online & Books
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 15 months
  • 89.2% Pass rate (Level 3)
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • Includes AAT Membership
  • Includes Study Guide for Each Module
  • Xero Advisor Certification
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)
£563 ex. VAT

The ideal qualification for current accounting professionals looking to develop their skillset and carry out more advanced accounting tasks. Ideal for anyone who is looking to achieve professional AAT Bookkeeper status, AATQB.  

Package includes

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  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) - eLearning

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    £521 ex. VAT
  • AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Books

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    £500 ex. VAT
We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT
We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT

Is the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting right for me?

As the AAT Accounting Level 3 is an advanced accreditation, we recommend that you enrol on it once you have gained some experience working in accounting, or if you currently hold a valid AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) and are looking to gain the advanced qualification. 

If you require the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) but are interested in progressing to the advanced diploma, we do offer an option to enrol on both courses in one package, though our AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, saving you £350!

Due to the nature of this course, we also recommend that students:

  •    Are at least 16 years old (or have the consent of a parent or guardian)
  •    Have a solid understanding of the English language
  •    Are comfortable with mathematics
  •    Have access to a PC or Laptop

No matter what your preferred learning style is, this course will suit you. While our certifications are delivered on an eLearning platform, we also include the physical study books required within the price (saving you £600!).

How will the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting advance my career?

Completing the AAT Level 3 course in Accounting will ensure you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to perform more senior accounting functions, like advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation and indirect tax.

Additional pathways include progressing onto our AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4), a promotion in your current accounting job, starting your own business, or a new senior accounting job.

New career opportunities could include:

  •    Finance Officer
  •    Bookkeeper
  •    Audit Trainee
  •    Corporate Recovery Analyst
  •    Credit Controller
  •    Insolvency Executive

AAT Qualified Bookkeeper

AAT Qualified Bookkeeper (AATQB) status will give recognition to your commitment to becoming a qualified Bookkeeper. Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Accounting, you will be able to start applying for AATQB status which confirms your skills and allows you to work towards being able to submit the final balance for your business, or other businesses of any size.

What can I expect from a job in Accounting?

At this level, you will be comfortable working on more technical accounting tasks and be involved in more senior duties, such as:

  •         Advanced Bookkeeping
  •         Final Accounts Preparation
  •         Management Accounting: Costing
  •         Indirect Tax FA18

Salaries vary by industry, sector and role; however, industry averages range between £23,000 and £25,000 a year, at this level.

Why study the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting with e-Careers?

If you’re looking to earn your AAT Accounting Level 3 Advanced Diploma with an award-winning, recognised company that embodies professionalism and support, e-Careers is here for you! However, we offer so much more.

Other benefits include:

  •    Best price guaranteed! (Inc. AAT Membership worth £147)
  •    High quality training materials: Interactive online course with videos, mock exams and practice assessments. Backed up with physical hard copy textbooks (worth £600)
  •    One of the industries highest average pass rates of 89.2%
  •    An average course completion time of 6-8 months (access for 12 months)
  •    Interest-free payment plans available 

Contact us today to get enrolled in this accounting course and move closer to becoming an advanced accredited accounting professional.

What does the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting cover?

Building on the skills and techniques you developed throughout Level 2, the AAT Level 3 course in Accounting will enable you to understand and perform more complex accounting processes, such as advanced double-entry bookkeeping, implementing procedures for acquisition and disposal of non-current assets, preparing and recording depreciation calculations, and more!

What are the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting online course modules?

The six modules that you’ll cover on this course, are:

Advanced Bookkeeping

Learn how to comprise the valuation of inventory, understand the disposal of non-current assets, use sub-divided accounting systems to prepare trial balances and reconciliations, and more.

Final Accounts Preparation

Understand the process of preparing accounts for different types of businesses and learn how to prepare final accounts from incomplete records.

Indirect Tax

Feel confident in more complex elements to VAT legislation, governing costs and explore how to prepare a VAT tax return.

Management Accounting: Costing

Start to form a deeper understanding of preparing budget accounts for company costs, such as labour, materials and expenses, as well as knowing how to forecast company revenues.

Ethics for Accountants

Gain a deeper knowledge of ethical guidelines and practices within accounting, as well as the legal considerations which apply to members in practice.

Spreadsheets for Accounting

Explore advanced spreadsheet techniques for accounting using appropriate formatting and formulas.

AAT exams

There are six computer-based exams (one per module), which will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre. The exam format includes multiple choice questions, where you select answers from a dropdown menu and type numbers and text into fields.

  •    Formats include multiple choice, selecting answers from a dropdown menu and typing numbers and text into form fields
  •    The “Spreadsheets” section will use the Microsoft Excel software. You should let your assessment centre know which version of Excel you are most familiar with.
  •    Exam fees are not included in the course cost. Exams cost approximately £60-85 depending on the exam centre.

If you need any more information on the AAT exams, get in touch with one of our advisors.

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