AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

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This online AAT Level 3 Course in Bookkeeping (Advanced) will cover areas such as double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, intermediate spreadsheets, software use and professional ethics.

Free AAT bookkeeping subscription, worth £43

Who is it for

This qualification is suitable for those who are experienced Bookkeepers aiming to advance their skills.


The course is a great starting point for anyone wishing to start a career in the accounting or bookkeeping industry. Having this qualification will enable you to become a fully qualified Bookkeeper or provide a great basis for a career in finance, business management or payroll & taxes. This level results in the opportunity to become an Associate Member and Licensed Bookkeeper with the AAT.

This course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the leading body for the accounting sector in the UK and are also recognised internationally.

Course syllabus:

The AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping consists of three separate units:

  1. Advanced Bookkeeping
  2. Final Accounts Preparation
  3. Indirect Tax

Why study with AVADO:

  • UK’s No. 1 Online AAT Qualification provider
  • Industry expert Tutors available via phone, email and online
  • Learn as a group and interact in live online classes
  • Award winning Virtual Learning Campus - for mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Winner of 'Distance Learning Provider of the Year' AAT awards 2018
  • 95% pass rates*: significantly higher than the national average
  • Free Premium access to our Career Guidance Hub
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost**

*96.8% pass rate based on all Level 1 CBAs taken by AVADO students from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

**Book your AAT Accounting or Bookkeeping Qualification and spread the cost over 12 monthly payments, interest-free. 18 and 24 month interest-free terms are also available on some qualifications. Representative example for AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting: Loan £875.50 over 12 months with 12 monthly payments of £72.96. The total amount repayable will be £945 which includes a deposit of £69.50. Click here for more representative examples and for full terms and conditions.


To enrol on our Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping course, we recommend that:

  • You have a GCSE qualification in English and Mathematics and a keen interest in Bookkeeping.
  • You have a solid grasp of the English language. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language
Career Path

Upon completion of the course you will have accumulated the knowledge and skills to become a fully–qualified:

  • Bookkeeper,
  • Senior Ledger Clerk, or
  • Accounts Manager

You will also be eligible to apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AAT Bookkeeper status, entitling you to use the letters AARQB.

But your career opportunities don’t need to end here – upon completion you'll be able to progress on to the AAT Advanced and Professional Certificates in Accounting allowing you be become a fully qualified AAT Accountant which will really extend your job prospects and earning potential.