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AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

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What is the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting course?

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

The AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting course will enable you to construct, close and transfer a variety of account balances; produce final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, differentiate between different types of costs, allocate accordingly, and understand the basic rules of VAT. 

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

Course topics

Units include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Tax (VAT)
  • Business skills
  • Software skills

Teaching and learning

The course will include classroom tuition combined with practical exercises in both manual and computerised accounting.

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 and an end of course computer based exam.


AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Costs included

Tuition fee £1650

Assessment fee £266

Course material £14

Extra costs

AAT membership £88 per year. If you are not already a member of AAT there is a one-off admission fee of £41.

Compulsory textbooks and workbooks approximately £174.

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.