AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Advanced)

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The AAT Level 3 Diploma will help build on your existing accounting skills, teaching you how to complete more complex tasks within a manual and computerised accounting system. You will learn accounting processes used in business management, accountancy and finance, company forecasting, recording and accounting for fixed assets, management, administration, cash management and budgeting and business administration.

The Level 3 Diploma is the penultimate level of the AAT Qualification; taking you one step closer to full Accounting Technician status. The qualification is perfect for those in a junior accountancy role.

A career in accounting means working at the heart of the business, recording, analysing and reporting on its financial activity.

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Student quote

“Since having started on the course I’ve got a part-time job as an Invoice Processor. My goal is to complete all my AAT levels and go on to do my CIMA to become a Chartered Accountant.” – Beth Motts Hammond

Who is it for

Accounting professionals looking to advance their accounting skills and AAT Level 2 graduates wishing to progress to the next level of qualification.


The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting offers more specialist knowledge and skills in accounting building on those developed from Level 2 and focuses on more complex accounting tasks, such as the formal preparation of accounts for sole traders and partnerships, and cash management.

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

Course Syllabus

The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting consists of 6 units:

  1. Accounts Preparation
  2. Prepare Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships
  3. Costs and Revenues
  4. Indirect Tax
  5. Spreadsheet Software
  6. Professional Ethics

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
  • Free Premium access to our Career Guidance Hub
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost

*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 AAT Level 3 Diploma (Advanced) you must be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge through work experience or hold a Level 2 AAT, or equivalent qualification. If English isn't your first language an IELTS 5.5 is required.

Career Path

Upon completion of the AAT Level 3 course you will have accumulated the knowledge and skills to qualify for a mid-level finance role such as:

  • Credit Controller,
  • Accounts Officer
  • Accounts Assistant.

But your career opportunities don’t need to end here – progressing to and completing the Level 4 Professional Diploma will make you fully qualified AAT member, extend your job prospects and earning potential.

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