Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting PTE – September 2024

Funding information: Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 1 year - one full day a week or two evenings
Attendance: Part-time Evening

Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting introduces more complex accounting tasks, like maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. It is perfect if you have completed the AAT L2 Foundation Certificate in Accountancy, or you are already at a more advanced level and you’re looking to develop your accounting skills.

It can lead to a job in finance: payroll supervisor, audit trainee, finance assistant.

AAT is also available as an Apprenticeship route – apply though Learning Unlimited. Apprentices study in class with fee paying students and take all the same exams. They work for an employer on the other 4 days a week.

The course runs Monday 9am-4.30pm or Mon/Thursday 6pm-9pm evening class.

Course Content

Modules on this course include:

  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Final accounts preparation
  • Management accounting costing
  • Indirect tax
  • Synoptic assessment including spreadsheets software
  • ethics for accountants

Entry Requirements

It is suitable for those who have completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

Assessment Methods

  • Written exam
  • coursework


Typical progression is onto the Level 4 AAT Diploma in Accounting.