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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting with Work Experience

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AAT Level 2: (£600 Or FREE if you buy AAT Level 3 Accounting)

Practical Accountancy Training:...

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Online + live classes
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Reading material - PDF/e-book
6 months · Part-time
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - Official Xero Certification
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80 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

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Enhance your Career from the comfort of your home. Our unique combination of online AAT Level 2 and 3 with accountancy practical training develops and refines your accounting skills to make you job-ready.

You’ll be able to join in with live sessions or learn at your own pace.

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping and Practical Accountancy Training are included FREE in this course if you buy the AAT Level 3 diploma in Accounting for £765.

AAT Level 2: (£600 Or FREE if you buy AAT Level 3 Accounting)

Practical Accountancy Training: (£488 Or FREE if you buy AAT Level 3 Accounting)

AAT Level 3: £765 full AAT Level 3 Diploma

Interest-free finance is available with a 20% deposit and you split the remaining into 6 or 10 instalments (£867)

AAT Registration and Exam fee is not included.


AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - Official Xero Certification

Regulated by Ofqual


80 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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If you want to become a professional bookkeeper, the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping will give you the skills and essential knowledge you need to manage books effectively. Whereas, in AAT Level 3 qualification you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

In this highly flexible course, our qualified accountants help students obtain AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting and also provide practical training on accounting software.

We are official partners with Sage, QuickBooks & Xero and we support all our trainees in obtaining official certifications at the end of the training program.

At the end of AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, our recruitment team will help you prepare a Professional CV and prepare you for Interviews. We will also connect you with potential employers to get you in employment.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping: (£600 Or FREE if you buy AAT Level 3 Accounting)

The course offers a solid introduction to manual double-entry bookkeeping, including associated documents and processes, up to Trial Balance standard, providing a great starting point for anyone wishing to start a career in the accounting industry.

Introduction to Bookkeeping

  • Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions.
  • Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences.
  • Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes.
  • Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book.
  • Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book.
  • Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance

Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

  • Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals.
  • Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal.
  • Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book.
  • Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies.
  • Understanding requirements of retention and storage relating to banking documents.

AAT Level 3 Advance Diploma in Accounting Includes:-

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

  • Understanding accepted principles of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping
  • Understanding accounting methods of recording non-current assets
  • Accounting for the purchase of non-current assets
  • Accounting for depreciation and adjustments
  • Accounting for disposal of non-current assets
  • Preparing and extending the trial balance
  • Understanding the process involved in preparing final accounts
  • Preparing a statement of profit or loss appropriation account
  • Preparing a financial position statement relating to a partnership

Management Accounting Techniques

  • 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.

Business Awareness

  • 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 code breaches
  • Understanding the ethical responsibility of finance professionals in promoting sustainability
  • Business types, structures, governance, and the legal framework they operate in
  • How technology impacts businesses

Tax Processes for Businesses

  • Understanding VAT regulations
  • Completing VAT returns accurately and on time
  • Understanding VAT penalties and adjusting for previous errors
  • Communicating VAT information
  • Review and verify Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT returns

Practical Accountancy Training using Sage 50/ QuickBooks/ Xero

  • Choosing the chart of accounts learning and how to customise it
  • How double entry is applied in accounting software
  • How to customise the nominal ledger and nominal codes
  • Setting up customers' accounts, Processing customer's invoices and credit notes
  • Setting up suppliers' accounts, Processing supplier's invoices and credit notes
  • Generating reports on invoices due, customer/supplier statements
  • Performing error corrections
  • Allocating cash payments and receipts
  • Allocating bank payments and receipts
  • Performing bank reconciliation
  • Preparing, reconciling and submitting the VAT return to HMRC

Practical Payroll Training using Sage Payroll

  • Understanding UK legislation relating to Payroll
  • Registering as an employer with HMRC
  • Understanding the Pay as You Earn (PAYE) system
  • NIC classes and rates, Income tax bands and rates
  • Adding employees and creating pay elements
  • Processing payments and generating payslips
  • Generating pre-update reports
  • Departments and employee analysis
  • Processing statutory payments (SSP, SMP, SPP)
  • Recording absences and updating leavers and joiners
  • Payment by BACS, Payroll forms P45 and P60
  • HMRC submission (FPS, EPS)


  • AAT-approved and promoted training provider
  • 92% pass rate with the first attempt
  • Interactive classes: Ask questions like in the classroom
  • Self-study at your own pace
  • Dedicated tutor support through LiveChat or email
  • Weekdays, Weekend and Evening Classes
  • Free AAT Level 2 tuition (optional if you need)
  • Free Sage 50/ QuickBooks/ Xero and Sage Payroll Training
  • The firm of Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors
  • Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Practical Accountancy Training Endorsed by the Institute of Financial Accountants
  • 1-1 training sessions with Qualified Accountants
  • 100% Practical and 100% Flexible
  • Professional CV and Interview Preparation
  • Support with MAAT membership

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping: (£600 Or FREE if you buy AAT Level 3 Accounting)
Practical Accountancy Training: (£488 Or FREE if you buy AAT Level 3 Accounting)
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting: £230 per module (Full AAT Level 3 £765)

So join now and gain the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting with Practical Accountancy Training and become super employable.

Registration and Exam fees are payable to AAT. A softcopy of the AAT study material is included.

Who is this course for?

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting is ideal for anyone looking to gain accounting qualification & work experience at the same time to be more employable.


AAT Level 2 with AAT Level 3 advance diploma in accounting has no requirements. Please note AAT Level 2 and Practical Training is free if you buy AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Career path

AAT Level 3 advance diploma in accounting can prepare you for following jobs;

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Finance Assistant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Tax Assistant
  • Credit Controller

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