AAT-Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Date:13/09/2023Day:Wednesday (exams are on Tuesday)
Time:6.15-9.15pmDuration:34 weeks plus exams
Qualification:Advanced Diploma in AccountingAwarding BodyAAT


About the course

The Level 3 course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. Modules covered include:

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

Upon achievement of this qualification, you can attain AATQB status.

This qualification covers a range of complex accounting tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, preparing financial concepts, management accounting, tax processes and business awareness. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

Entry requirements

Learners should have passed the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

If you have significant accounts/book-keeping experience, you can check whether you are ready to start at Level 3 by completing the AAT Skillcheck.

Students who do not hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications will be invited to sit an assessment to ensure that they have suitable skills for this qualification.

Basic IT skills are also required.

Students must become AAT Student Members before the course starts (fees apply).


This course is assessed through computer-based exams, which draw on and assess knowledge and understanding from across the qualification. Assessments take place at the College on Tuesday evenings.


This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.  The course starts on Wednesday 13th September.  Classroom attendance is weekly every Wednesday.

Learners will study video lessons on demand from home and will also attend college lessons on a weekly basis. It is recommended that you have access to a PC, laptop or other suitable device.

Learners also benefit from access to the college library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.


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

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here or call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or  adulted@collyers.ac.uk.


Students must attend a college induction on the first evening of the course.


This Level 3 course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners.  Alternatively, you may apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of studying this course, or students may self-fund the course fees.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is payable at the point of booking with the balance due one week before the course start date. Students can apply upon booking to pay the balance in three instalments during the first year of the course.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for this course. These loans are repayable when you finish your course and earn more than £27,295 per annum. This figure is subject to change, so please ensure you check the details with the Student Loans Company when applying for an Advanced Learner Loan.
This course may be free to learners if they:

·      Are unemployed

·      Earn less than £20,319 gross annual salary

·      Do not have a full level 3 qualification

Prior to enrolling on any qualification course, please consider carefully if you have the time to commit to this course.

If you start a course and do not complete it, or if your attendance rate is low, this might affect your eligibility to join funded courses in the future.

Our qualification courses are government funded and it is our responsibility to ensure that the funding is used effectively to help learners progress and develop. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve your personal goals and those of the course.

For further details see our Fees and Funding page.

*Includes first exam sitting only. Resits are charged at £100 for synoptics and £80 for exams.