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Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Enhanced Package)

Course Overview

Enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding of accounting with our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting online course. This distance learning course is relevant for businesses of all sizes and in all sectors, and is perfect for individuals in finance roles, small business owners wanting to upskill, or employers looking for bookkeeping training for staff.

This qualification covers a range of essential and higher-level accounting techniques and disciplines. Students will learn and develop skills needed for a range of financial processes, including maintaining cost accounting records, advanced bookkeeping and the preparation of financial reports and returns.

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the world’s leading professional body for bookkeeping and accounting with over 130,000 members worldwide. Their qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key financial skills modern businesses are currently looking for, plus they are the perfect starting point for a successful, rewarding career in accounting and finance.

Key Information

Course Length
52 weeks

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 3 qualification
  • Internationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Official AAT provider delivering approved AAT courses
  • Progression opportunities to become a chartered and certified accountant
  • No hidden costs
  • AAT registration and membership
  • Exam booking service
  • Gain access to MyAAT, giving you further benefits including:
  • TOTUM student card
  • Interactive career guidance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to the AAT social community
  • (*Membership for one year only.)

Cost and Funding Information

Course Price

Direct Debit

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Unit 1: Business Awareness

This unit provides students with an understanding of the business, its environment, and the influence that this has on an organisation’s structure, the role of its accounting function, and its performance. Students will learn about the micro- and macro-economic environments, basic business law, risk, ethics, and technology.

Unit 2: Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

This unit provides students with the skills required to produce statements of profit or loss and statements of financial position for sole traders and partnerships using a trial balance. Students will learn about period end adjustments and reconciliations. They will also be able to interpret financial statements using profitability ratios.

Unit 3: Management Accounting Techniques

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the role of management accounting in an organisation, and how organisations use such information to aid decision making. Students will learn to use spreadsheets when making calculations, manipulating and analysing data, reporting, and forecasting.

Unit 4: Tax Processes for Business

This unit explores tax processes that influence the daily operations of businesses and is designed to develop student’s skills in understanding, preparing, and submitting Value Added Tax (VAT) returns to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The unit provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to keep businesses, employers, and clients compliant with laws and practices that apply to VAT and payroll.

For Businesses

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