Bookkeeping & Accounting | AAT Level 3 (Advanced) Certificate in Bookkeeping

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AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Ethics (QCF) AAT Level 3 (Advanced) Certificate in Bookkeeping
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The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is perfect if you've got some bookkeeping experience or have completed a Foundation/Level 2 Accountancy or Bookkeeping course.

The course will expand on your existing knowledge and enhance your financial skills, preparing you for more senior bookkeeping roles.

It covers accounting principles and concepts, preparing financial statements for sole traders and partnerships, indirect tax (known as VAT in the UK) issues in business, and advanced-level spreadsheet software. Throughout, you'll be given a firm grounding in professional bookkeeping ethics.

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AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Ethics (QCF) AAT Level 3 (Advanced) Certificate in Bookkeeping

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The course is accredited by AAT, the leading professional body for accounting technicians, so you'll get the same education online with us as you would in a traditional classroom - just without the hassle. Our flexible style of online learning means you can shape your study timetable around your job, family and other commitments.

The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (AQ2016 Syllabus) is worth 28 UCAS credits. It sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 3, or Level 6 in the Scottish system.

It should take you around 280 hours to complete.

It's highly flexible - live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around life and work commitments. They're also recorded so if you can't make it, you can watch them back and re-watch them as many times as you need.

The course consists of three units:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Indirect Tax

Additional Fees

In order to sit your exams and receive your qualification, you'll need to pay:

  • AAT Registration Fees
  • AAT Annual Student Membership Fees
  • AAT Exam Fees
  • Exam Centre Administration Fees

ICS Learn's course advisors can fill you in on the latest AAT fee information, and advise you on how to pay them. Exam centre fees will vary depending on the centre you choose.

A year's AAT student membership can be included on your payment plan. Please note that AAT requires you to activate your membership within four weeks of enrolment.

Who is this course for?

You don't need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol on this course. However, it's best suited to those who have some bookkeeping experience or have completed the Foundation Certificate (or the Level 2 Certificate, as it was known previously) in Bookkeeping or Accounting.

You should be confident with numbers and have good attention to detail, as well as an interest in business and finance.


You must be over 19, and if English isn't your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Career path

After completing the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping, you'll be qualified for roles such as:

  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Manager
  • Ledger Manager

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