Business and Professional


Course Title: Advanced Diploma in Accounting – Level 3
Course Code: IT631

Department: Business and Professional
Course Type: Part Time

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK's leading qualification and membership body for accounting staff and provides the only fast-track non-graduate route into chartered accountancy.

At the advanced diploma, you will master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns and professional ethics.



Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3

Course Content

You will gain skills in the following areas:

Making provisions for doubtful and irrecoverable debts
Reconciling ledgers with the cash book
The importance of professional ethics in the working environment
Analysing variances
Use of spreadsheets to manage information in the accounting environment

There will be a computer based exam at the end of each unit, with a final exam covering all units at the end of the course. Your qualification will be graded ( Pass, Merit, Distinction).

Please note that all AAT exams will be scheduled during the daytime and not the evening and there will be a limit to the number of exam retakes you can do.

Candidates will also be expected to undertake additional study outside class times.

Course fees comprise tuition fees and computer based assessment fees (registration/exam) for each of the units, payable to the college. AAT membership fees are payable directly to AAT.

Text books, with a question banks are available for purchase at a discount through the college.

Entry Requirements

Knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and accounts qualifications at level 2 or above are desirable. However, students who have prior accounts experience may be accepted at the discretion of the course tutor, and upon successful completion of a short test. GCSE Maths A*-C or grade 4-9 Please call the college to discuss your experience, current role and expectations.

Next Steps

Professional Diploma in accounting - Level 4

Career Opportunities

Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Assistant Accountant, Audit Trainee, Bookkeeper, Credit Controller, Finance Assistant, Payroll Administrator, Payroll Supervisor, Practice Bookkeeper, Tax Assistant.