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Accounting AAT Adv Dip L3
Advanced Diploma in Accounting - L3 
Evening Course 
Study Mode
Exams and Coursework 
Business Services & Enterprise 
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Entry Requirements
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or A Level Accounting. A minimum of A* - C grades in GCSE English and Mathematics (or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy)

About the Course

The course covers a range of accounting practices and techniques, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.

Winners of the AAT Award for Best Medium Sized Training Provider 2015.

Course Content

You cover six units: 

  • Accounts Preparation
  • Cash Management
  • Cost and Revenues
  • Indirect Tax
  • Spreadsheets Software
  • Professional Ethics in Accounting and Finance.

Accounts preparation -

  • Understanding accepted principles of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping
  • Understanding accounting methods of recording non-current assets
  • Accounting for purchase of non-current assets
  • Accounting for depreciation and adjustments
  • Accounting for disposal of non-current assets
  • Preparing and extending the trial balance.

Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships -

  • Understanding the process involved in preparing final accounts
  • Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
  • Producing final accounts for sole traders
  • Understanding partnerships’ legislative and accounting requirements
  • Preparing a statement of profit or loss appropriation account
  • Preparing a financial position statement relating to a partnership.

Cost and revenues -

  • Understanding an organisation’s costing systems
  • Recording and analysing cost information
  • Apportioning costs to organisational requirements
  • Analysing budget deviations and reporting these to management
  • Using information gathered from costing systems to assist decision making.

Professional ethics -

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

Indirect tax -

  • Understanding VAT regulations
  • Completing VAT returns accurately and on time
  • Understanding VAT penalties and adjusting for previous errors
  • Communicating VAT information.

Spreadsheets software -

  • Using a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Selecting and using appropriate formulae and data analysis tools and techniques
  • Presenting, formatting and publishing spreadsheet information.

Future Opportunities

What are the future prospects?

With AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications you open up huge opportunities nationally and internationally. The qualifications are recognised throughout the finance world, from small local enterprises to the biggest multinationals, there is a demand for qualified accounting staff. You can climb the finance ladder by gaining further AAT qualifications at Level 4. At over 30 UK universities AAT qualifications from level 3 provide exemptions on accounting and finance related degrees. All the UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies recognise the AAT accounting qualification and offer AAT members generous exemptions.

Tell Me More

Time: Tue 17:00 - 21:00 & Thur 17:00 - 21:00

Financial Assistance: Those Learners who are aged 24+ will be eligible to apply for a Student Loan

Entry Requirements

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or A Level Accounting. A minimum of A* - C grades in GCSE English and Mathematics (or Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy)


All units use computer-based assessment, 4 of which are electronically marked by AAT, the remaining two are marked internally.

Extra Costs

In addition you will have to pay AAT membership renewal paid directly to AAT £86, and you will be expected to buy course books, one per unit which at £13 each will total a further £78.

You will need a textbook for each unit. Your tutor will advise you of the cheapest places to buy these at the start of the course. Limited textbooks are available in the college LRC for short term loans.