Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Date:15/09/21Day:Wednesday, Thursday (exams are on Tuesday)
Time:6.00-9.00pmDuration:34 weeks plus exams
Qualification:Advanced Diploma in AccountingAwarding BodyAAT

About the course

This Level 3 qualification covers more complex accounting disciplines. Modules covered include:

Advanced Bookkeeping
Final Accounts Preparation
Management Accounting: Costing
Indirect Tax
Ethics for Accountants
Spreadsheets for Accountants

AAT recommend 5 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance and exam revision.

If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate booking membership and achieve professional AATQB status.

Entry requirements

Learners should have passed the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting or have significant accounts/bookkeeping experience and show as being ready for Level 3 on the AAT Skills Check.

A good standard of written and spoken English and Maths plus basic IT skills are required.
Students must become AAT Student Members before the course starts (fees apply).


Assessment is via computer-based assessments, with the last two topics examined as part of the Synoptic Assessment.


You will need a non-programmable calculator and note-taking equipment.  Textbooks and question banks are provided for the modules.


We aim to deliver this course in a face to face classroom setting.  Our arrangements for course delivery will be regularly reviewed in line with the relevant government guidance.  If situations change, your course may require an element of blended learning.   This means some sessions may be virtual classrooms using technology such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. So, you will therefore need access to a PC, laptop, or other suitable device.  These sessions may be full classes, or provide work set online to undertake during the session.


You can progress on to the AAT Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here.  Alternatively, you can call or email us for further information, advice and guidance – on 01403 216597 / adulted@collyers.ac.uk


Students must attend a College induction prior to the course start date.


Students who are studying for their first Level 3 qualification may qualify for a government subsidy meaning that the course is fully funded.

If you already have a full Level 3 then Advanced Learner Loans are available for students aged 19+. These are repayable when you finish your course and earn more than £25,000 per annum

Further information about Advanced Learning Loans can be found at: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

There is a £150 deposit payable at the point of booking. This is non-refundable.

*Includes course books and first exam sitting only. Resits are charged at £50 (£80 for the synoptic assessment).