AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

Ready to take the first step towards a successful bookkeeping career? The AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping will offer you an accredited route into bookkeeping if you have little or no experience.

As the UK’s No.1 Provider for AAT qualifications, we ensure that you master the basics of bookkeeping and improve your bookkeeping skills to a higher level. You will learn to master advanced concepts and train for more complex situation you may encounter in a bookkeeping role.

Our 100% online AAT course allows you to fit your studies around work and life commitments. Also, through AVADO’s pass guarantee, if you don’t pass your exams the first time, you will get access to the online campus and dedicated tutor support for a re-sit, for free.

Who is it for

This course is perfect for individuals who are ready to step up their skill set and master advanced concepts and train for more complex situations which you may encounter in a bookkeeping role. Once you’ve passed your online Bookkeeping Level 3 course you’ll be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, and will have the option of progressing on to the AAT Accountancy pathway.


Course syllabus:

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

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

Unit 3: Indirect Tax

What is included:

  • FREE Xero cloud-based accounting certification
  • Free 12-month AAT Subscription (required to sit exams) worth £44
  • 24-hour access to our award-winning Virtual Learning Campus
  • Free TOTUM card, the #1 student discount card

Student Support:

Upon enrolment you will be supported by a personal AAT tutor, as well as being taught by AAT experts and accounting professionals. Your personal tutor will be on hand to help navigate around the platform and any doubts about distance learning at ease.

Financial options:

Study for as little as £50.50 a month, interest free*

Choose from a range of flexible payment plans to fit your financial situation.

We are also offering interest free financed plans, so you can split the cost of your course over monthly payments, which means funding your course is easy and affordable.

About the AAT

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading awarding body for skills based accounting qualifications, awarding 90% of all vocational qualifications in finance and accounting. These qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised making you highly attractive to employers.

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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

Your career opportunities don’t need to end here – upon completion you'll be able to progress onto the AAT Advanced Certificate in Accounting.

You will have gained 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.