AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting | learndirect

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Register your interest today Register your interest today

Overview

Key Points

  • Master complex accounting disciplines
  • Study advanced subjects like final accounts preparation and indirect tax
  • Gain a deeper understanding of business issues
  • Complete this course within a year
  • Recognised AAT qualification
  • Qualify as a bookkeeper

Studying Your Advanced Diploma

If you have already completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and you want to develop your career further, studying an Advanced Diploma in Accounting is the logical next step.

This Level 3 accounting qualification challenges you with more complex tasks and prepares you to take on senior roles.

As an online course, it can be studied around your current job. Allowing you to get ready for the next stage in your career without affecting your existing commitments.

You’ll master advanced subjects like accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts. Ensuring you are ready for an immediate start in business, finance or professional accountancy.

Once qualified, you’ll be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

Your Career with AAT

Once you achieve the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £29,000 per year.

Hear Their Stories

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Advanced Diploma in Accounting is awarded and accredited by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). In collaboration with industry leaders and professionals, the course was created to give you advanced knowledge and skills based on real world financial contexts.

As a fully online college, there is no need for you to attend classes. You can structure your learning around your circumstances and set your own timetable.

Take your accounting skills to the next level and position yourself as a highly employable candidate in the financial sector.

Additional Fees

As part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

All computer-based examinations are completed at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

Modules

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Modules

This course comprises of 6 compulsory units, plus an overall Synoptic Assessment.

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Record period end adjustments
  • Produce and extend the trial balance

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Produce accounts for sole traders
  • Produce accounts for partnerships
  • Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader

Unit 3: Management Accounting: Costing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation
  • Apply techniques required for dealing with costs
  • Apportion costs according to organisational requirements
  • Analyse and review deviations from budget and report these to management
  • Apply management accounting techniques to support decision making

Unit 4: Indirect Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
  • Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
  • Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
  • Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement

Unit 5: Ethics for Accountants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the need to act ethically
  • Understand the relevance to the accountant’s work of the ethical code for professional accountants
  • Recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role
  • Identify action to take in relation to unethical behaviour or illegal acts

Unit 6: Spreadsheets for Accounting

Please note: This unit requires access to Microsoft Excel.

On completion of this unit you will:

Design and structure appropriate spreadsheets to meet customer needs

  • Use spreadsheet software to record, format and organise data
  • Use relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data
  • Use software tools to verify accuracy and protect data
  • Use tools and techniques to prepare and report accounting information

Requirements

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin with a good standard of English and maths. Professional accountants work at the heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.

AAT recommends that students use AAT Skills Check to ensure that they are ready to start on a particular qualification.

AAT Student Membership

As a professional body and as part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

If you have been declared bankrupt, entered into an arrangement with creditors, the subject of a County Court Judgement (CCJ), or any criminal convictions or civil sanction, you will need to provide details about the circumstances when you register.

Answering ‘yes’ to one or more of these declarations while registering isn’t necessarily a bar to AAT membership but AAT must consider the suitability of the applicant to ensure that, as a member of AAT, the person will maintain public confidence in the accountancy profession.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential so that you can:

  • Study AAT bookkeeping and accounting qualifications
  • Access the AAT website via your learndirect portfolio
  • Sit AAT assessments and computer-based exam
  • Access resources and support to help you succeed in your studies and progress your career.

Assessment

When studying an AAT qualification, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT training providers or assessment centres and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

Computer-based assessments 

AAT’s computer-based assessments are marked one of three ways:

  • Wholly computer marked, and so results will be available automatically
  • Partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks
  • Wholly human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks

When are you assessed?

You will sit assessments when you are ready, as agreed with your training provider. You will need to check with your training provider as to the availability and schedule for completing your assessments.

In September 2016 AAT introduced a new type of assessment - synoptic assessments. Synoptic assessments will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of the qualification and are taken at specific times of the year.

Fees

Computer-based exams are taken under invigilated conditions at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

Qualifications

AAT

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 (Qualification Number: 601/6554/6)

AAT works across the globe with around 140,000 members in more than 90 countries. Their members, including students, are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world.

AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals. Many of AAT members occupy senior, well-rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.

AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides their students and members with a professional status to be proud of.

Developing your career

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a world-renowned professional body of accountants with members across 90 countries. As such it is one of the most widely regarded and respected accounting bodies in the world.

Whether you have a small business or want to further your accounting or bookkeeping career, gaining an AAT accredited qualification will give you the skills you need to achieve your goal.

AAT accredited qualification are also internationally recognised, opening up career opportunities around the world, allowing you to expand your financial horizons in diverse and exciting new ways.

Once you achieve the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £29,000 per year.

AAT Salary Guide

Source: AAT Salary Guide 2017

Hear from our past Students

360 guided learning hours
6 modules
Available
online
Technical Requirements

Key Points

  • Master complex accounting disciplines
  • Study advanced subjects like final accounts preparation and indirect tax
  • Gain a deeper understanding of business issues
  • Complete this course within a year
  • Recognised AAT qualification
  • Qualify as a bookkeeper

Studying Your Advanced Diploma

If you have already completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting and you want to develop your career further, studying an Advanced Diploma in Accounting is the logical next step.

This Level 3 accounting qualification challenges you with more complex tasks and prepares you to take on senior roles.

As an online course, it can be studied around your current job. Allowing you to get ready for the next stage in your career without affecting your existing commitments.

You’ll master advanced subjects like accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and final accounts. Ensuring you are ready for an immediate start in business, finance or professional accountancy.

Once qualified, you’ll be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

Your Career with AAT

Once you achieve the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £29,000 per year.

Hear Their Stories

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Advanced Diploma in Accounting is awarded and accredited by The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). In collaboration with industry leaders and professionals, the course was created to give you advanced knowledge and skills based on real world financial contexts.

As a fully online college, there is no need for you to attend classes. You can structure your learning around your circumstances and set your own timetable.

Take your accounting skills to the next level and position yourself as a highly employable candidate in the financial sector.

Additional Fees

As part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

All computer-based examinations are completed at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

Your 10 Step AAT Learner Journey

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Modules

This course comprises of 6 compulsory units, plus an overall Synoptic Assessment.

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Record period end adjustments
  • Produce and extend the trial balance

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Distinguish between the financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Produce accounts for sole traders
  • Produce accounts for partnerships
  • Recognise the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader

Unit 3: Management Accounting: Costing

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation
  • Apply techniques required for dealing with costs
  • Apportion costs according to organisational requirements
  • Analyse and review deviations from budget and report these to management
  • Apply management accounting techniques to support decision making

Unit 4: Indirect Tax

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
  • Accurately complete VAT returns and submit them in a timely manner
  • Understand the implications for the business of errors, omissions and late filing and payment
  • Report VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirement

Unit 5: Ethics for Accountants

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the need to act ethically
  • Understand the relevance to the accountant’s work of the ethical code for professional accountants
  • Recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role
  • Identify action to take in relation to unethical behaviour or illegal acts

Unit 6: Spreadsheets for Accounting

Please note: This unit requires access to Microsoft Excel.

On completion of this unit you will:

Design and structure appropriate spreadsheets to meet customer needs

  • Use spreadsheet software to record, format and organise data
  • Use relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data
  • Use software tools to verify accuracy and protect data
  • Use tools and techniques to prepare and report accounting information

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin with a good standard of English and maths. Professional accountants work at the heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience.

AAT recommends that students use AAT Skills Check to ensure that they are ready to start on a particular qualification.

AAT Student Membership

As a professional body and as part of your studies, you will need to be a student member of the AAT. You can complete this quickly and easily with AAT by clicking here.

If you have been declared bankrupt, entered into an arrangement with creditors, the subject of a County Court Judgement (CCJ), or any criminal convictions or civil sanction, you will need to provide details about the circumstances when you register.

Answering ‘yes’ to one or more of these declarations while registering isn’t necessarily a bar to AAT membership but AAT must consider the suitability of the applicant to ensure that, as a member of AAT, the person will maintain public confidence in the accountancy profession.

Becoming an AAT student member is essential so that you can:

  • Study AAT bookkeeping and accounting qualifications
  • Access the AAT website via your learndirect portfolio
  • Sit AAT assessments and computer-based exam
  • Access resources and support to help you succeed in your studies and progress your career.

When studying an AAT qualification, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT training providers or assessment centres and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

Computer-based assessments 

AAT’s computer-based assessments are marked one of three ways:

  • Wholly computer marked, and so results will be available automatically
  • Partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks
  • Wholly human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks

When are you assessed?

You will sit assessments when you are ready, as agreed with your training provider. You will need to check with your training provider as to the availability and schedule for completing your assessments.

In September 2016 AAT introduced a new type of assessment - synoptic assessments. Synoptic assessments will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of the qualification and are taken at specific times of the year.

Fees

Computer-based exams are taken under invigilated conditions at an AAT approved external exam centre. You will discuss this further with your dedicated tutor during your studies, but unit computer-based exams cost £70-£80.

AAT

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 (Qualification Number: 601/6554/6)

AAT works across the globe with around 140,000 members in more than 90 countries. Their members, including students, are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world.

AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals. Many of AAT members occupy senior, well-rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.

AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides their students and members with a professional status to be proud of.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a world-renowned professional body of accountants with members across 90 countries. As such it is one of the most widely regarded and respected accounting bodies in the world.

Whether you have a small business or want to further your accounting or bookkeeping career, gaining an AAT accredited qualification will give you the skills you need to achieve your goal.

AAT accredited qualification are also internationally recognised, opening up career opportunities around the world, allowing you to expand your financial horizons in diverse and exciting new ways.

Once you achieve the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 you should aim to apply for Accounts Clerk, Account Manager, or Bookkeeper roles with salaries ranging from £20,000 - £29,000 per year.

AAT Salary Guide

Source: AAT Salary Guide 2017

NUS Totum Card Logo

HEAR FROM OUR PAST STUDENTS

Enrol now Call us