The AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 is a renowned qualification in the accountancy world and will teach you things such as financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, ethical practices for accountants, indirect tax and spreadsheet skills for accounting.
The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is a potential stepping stone for students to take into employment, further education or training. It may be suited to students studying part time alongside employment or to those already working in finance. This qualification will also suit those looking to gain the skills required to move into a career in finance as it provides a clear pathway towards a successful career in accounting and finance. On completion, students can progress to take the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.
This qualification offers a flexible way to study. Students can study full time, part time, from home or online. It will usually take around one year to complete this qualification, but this will depend on the study method and course timetable. It may be possible to complete this qualification in as little as six months. AAT qualifications benefit from being globally recognised and they are valued by leading employers. They offer students flexible study options, with over 500 AAT-approved training providers around the UK.
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered 100% online through Skills Networks E learning platform. All learners will have a lead tutor that will induct them, pace the qualification, have monthly communication, and conduct formal progress reviews. The lead tutors will be contactable by email or telephone outside of the progress reviews. No observations are needed, however there are 6 CBAs (Computer Based Assessments) that are required to sit, and they must be sat at a recognised exam centre or through remote invigilation, a 70% pass mark is needed across all assessments to achieve the over all diploma.
The unit exams can be booked at any time throughout the year. On completion of passing each unit you will sit a final exam called a synoptic assessment which assesses your knowledge of all topics when worked together. The synoptic assessment can only be sat during certain exam windows throughout the year.
You will be signed up as an AAT member for 12 months which will give you access to lots of additional resources that will support your learning.
What Will I Learn
The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. It comprises six mandatory units:
• Advanced Bookkeeping
• Final Accounts Preparation
• Management Accounting: Costing
• Indirect Tax
• Ethics for Accountants
• Spreadsheets for Accounting.
The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education. Students will learn and master financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts.
They will also understand business issues regarding value added tax (VAT), which may be known by another name in other countries issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants. This qualification further delivers software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.
What Will This Qualification Lead To
This qualification opens up a choice of great careers, as well as providing progress onto the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting and a route to higher education. More than 30 UK universities and higher education institutes currently offer exemptions to AAT professional members enrolling on accounting and finance-related degrees.
This qualification is part of a suite of AAT qualifications available to students that offer both horizontal and vertical progression channels. Completion of this qualification provides students with an opportunity to be registered as a qualified bookkeeper, or progress on to Professional level and become a full member of AAT upon achieving the associated membership criteria.
Choosing to study the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting can lead to employment as:
• an accounts assistant
• an accounts payable and expenses supervisor
• an accounts payable clerk
• an assistant accountant
• an audit trainee
• a credit controller
• a finance assistant
• a finance officer
• a payroll supervisor
• a professional bookkeeper
• a senior bookkeeper
• a tax assistant.
- Under the ‘Level 3 free courses for job‘ you must meet the funding criteria, click here.
- You or your employer can self fund this course – please contact us to discuss.
- You should have experience working the finance sector for at least 6-12mths or hold a relevant level 2 AAT foundation certificate. You can do an AAT skills scan to determine the appropriate level for study for you.
- Sit English, maths and essential digital skills initial assessments (online and remote) they take 15-20 minutes each.
- Not unless you go over 12month and you will need to pay your 2nd Years AAT membership – Approximately £105 please note you will not be able to sit any exams unless you are an AAT member.
- If you fail your first attempt of any of your exam’s, a re-sit fee of £49+VAT per re-sit will be charged, plus an additional £35+ VAT per exam if you wish to do them through proctored exams.