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AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

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What is the AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course?

The AAT level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping course is the natural progression for those students who have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or Bookkeeping.  However, AAT will also take into consideration work experience or other qualifications compatible with level 2.

The qualification will provide an advanced knowledge of accounting principles and concepts. In particular preparing financial statements for sole traders and partnerships.

This qualification expands the skills and knowledge of experienced bookkeepers; it can then provide a stepping stone to a career as a professional bookkeeper. Additionally it provides a progression route to the AAT level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting and the AAT level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting .

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An interview is required before you can enrol on this course.

Course topics

Units include:

  • Principles of accounts preparation
  • Extending the trial balance using accounting adjustments
  • Accounting for fixed assets
  • Preparing accounts for partnerships and sole traders
  • VAT

Teaching and learning

The course will include classroom tuition combined with practical exercises.

You will be expected to put aside some hours a week for personal study, depending on accounting experience.

Assessment details

Computer based formal assessments at the end of each module.


AAT level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

AAT level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Costs included

Tuition fee £860

Assessment fee £129

Course material £6

Extra costs

If you are not already a member of AAT there is a one-off admission fee of £41.

Compulsory textbooks and workbooks approximately £87.

Calculator, writing materials, paper and A4 file.


Unless your tutor informs you otherwise, classes will not be held on college closure days. Details regarding these dates can be found in the Adult Student Handbook or on the general information page

This leaflet is available in other formats on request.