Course at a glance

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

The AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Qualification is an internationally recognised Accounting Technician Qualification. More information on Accounting Technicians and their qualifications may be found via the following link:  It is based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge which you can put to use from day one and is recognised and respected by employers. The AAT qualification provides students with excellent and secure career prospects for both employment and self-employment.

Postage & Packaging (Monday to Friday Delivery)£17
Postage & Packaging (Saturday Delivery)£25
Postage & Packaging Overseas£49


Please note that in order to achieve the AAT qualification you will need to join the AAT as a student member via the following link: The following items are not included in your course fees:
AAT Admission Fee£49 
AAT Annual Subscription£101 

Examination fees*:
AAT Foundation Certificate in AccountingFees vary between approximately £60-£85 per exam
*Exam fees vary depending on the exam centre. 

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting course qualification introduces you to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of financial accounts.

This AAT course is perfect if you’ve completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification, or you’re already at a more intermediate level and looking to develop existing accounting skills such as administrative and management processes relevant to finance officer roles, including preparing final accounts for small businesses; cost accounting recording; preparing reports and returns.


Advanced Bookkeeping

After completion of this unit, the student will have a good understanding of the accounting principles and concepts underlying all financial accounting. Having developed a fuller understanding of the accounting equation, they will understand the nature and importance of the different categories of account and how the books and records relate to each other.


Final Accounts Preparation
The student will develop accounting skills in restructuring accounting information from incomplete records and preparing financial statements for sole traders. The student will be able to use different techniques to restructure accounts to find missing information and understand the significance and limitations of the trial balance. They will become familiar with the statement of financial position and statement of profit or loss.


Management Accounting: Costing

Students will develop an understanding of how costs are handled in organisations, and why different organisations treat costs in different ways. They will be able to recognise different approaches to cost accounting and make informed and reasoned judgements to guide management.



Indirect Tax


Understand VAT regulations. Complete VAT returns accurately and in a timely manner. Understand VAT penalties and make adjustments for previous errors. Communicate VAT information.


Spreadsheets for Accounting

Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data. Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques to meet requirements. Use tools and techniques to present, and format and publish spreadsheet information.



Ethics for Accountants


Understand the principles of ethical working. Understand ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers. Understand when and how to take appropriate action following suspected breaches of ethical codes. Understand the ethical responsibility of the finance professional in promoting sustainability.


Final Synoptic Assessment
 This assessment is a computer-based assessment that is partially computer marked and partially human marked. The assessment is made up of two component parts. The first part will test your knowledge and understanding of ethics for accounting, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation and management accounting – costing.  Upon completion of this section, the assessment will be locked and you will then move on to the spreadsheet element of the assessment.

Upon successful completion of this course students are eligible to progress on to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting more information on this course may be found via the following link: