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Accounting AAT Adv Dip L3
Advanced Diploma in Accounting - L3 
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Accounting AAT Dip L3

The course is for those who wish to build on their knowledge and skills in bookkeeping and learn about more complex accounting techniques.

About the Course

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

In 2016, The Sheffield College was named Winner of the AAT Award for Best Training Provider (Medium). 

Key Units

You will cover the following six units: 

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.

Cash Management
  • 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 in Accounting & Finance
  • 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.

Entry Requirements


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

Future Opportunities

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications can 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.

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Typical Class Times (please note that these may change)
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Thur 17:00 - 21:00

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

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.