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Thank you for your interest in one of our AAT Accounting and Bookkeeping courses. Admissions for courses will take place at our Centre for Lifelong Learning

For information about admission times, course dates and pricing please view this PDF.

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The day course runs Tuesday and Wednesday from 18.09.18 to 09.08.19 from 9.30 to 16.00 and the evening course runs Tuesday and Thursday from 18.09.18 to 04.06.18 from 18.00 to 21.00. Courses include ten Saturdays.

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3


Accounting - AAT Level 3 Diploma

About the course

Working in finance and looking to improve your skills and knowledge? Maybe you need to get qualified in order to take your career to the next level? Further enhance your skills and prepare for the next step in your career with the AAT L3 Intermediate Diploma in Accounting. On this course you'll master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, costs and revenues and professional ethics, making it perfect for anyone interested in a career in bookkeeping, or who wants to go on to become a fully-qualified accountant.

The course runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (17:45 - 21:00) and also includes 6 Saturdays (26th Nov; 21st Jan, 25th Feb, 25th Mar, 29th Apr and 27th May).

The course specification follows the new AAT syllabus AQ2016.

Ideally, you will be working in an accounting or finance role, and will already have the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (or equivalent). Strong communication skills are a must and these will be assessed as part of a formal interviewed prior to full enrolment.

Important strengths:

  • Confidence with numbers
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving

The course consists of 6 units: 

  • Accounts preparation
  • Prepare accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Costs and revenues
  • Professional ethics
  • Indirect tax
  • Spreadsheets software

Each of the 6 units is assessed via a computer-based exam.

Please be aware that the fee for the course includes AAT registration fees and exam fees (including one resit). The fee also includes all book required for the course.

After completing the Intermediate Diploma in Accounting, you can:

  • Start earning straight away
  • Progress to the AAT L4 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

The roles you are qualified to perform after completing this qualification include: 

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Practice Bookkeeper
  • Tax Assistant

Salary potential after completing this course - £11,000 - £25,000

“Being at Plan UK has exposed me to a variety of departments which has allowed me to gain a wider understanding of what my future career could entail."

Reece Rochester

Reece Rochester

Studied: BTEC Diploma in Business Administration

While working as a HR Apprentice at Plan UK, Reece plans to use the skills he has learnt through his apprenticeship to work his way up in his next position.

“Being at Plan UK has exposed me to a variety of departments which has allowed me to gain a wider understanding of what my future career could entail. I am involved in everything from recruitment to payroll.

“The best part about getting an apprenticeship scheme is getting paid while working towards a qualification and, for me, knowing that there’s a job at the end of it. My short term goal is to get a permanent role for job security after my apprenticeship ends while utilising my skills learnt at Plan to progress in the longer term.

"My tutor at the College, Ravinder Sokhal, has been instrumental in offering support with getting a job after my contract expires.”

Course information

Start date
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17 September 2019

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Level 3
Course code
Start date
End date
36 Weeks
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

The Centre for Lifelong Learning

Centre for Lifelong Learning

On the doorstep of Finsbury Park this Centre specialises in adult education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Literacy and Numeracy, IT and Teacher Training.

Financial support for adults (aged 19+)

Are you aged 19+? Find out about fees and funding to help you during your adult learning.