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Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Would any of your learners benefit from achieving an online diploma in accounting?

This qualification aims to equip your learners with the key financial skills modern businesses are currently looking for. They will develop their knowledge of advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation, management accounting, indirect tax, ethics for accountants and spreadsheets for accounting. They will also be given an additional revision unit to prepare for the synoptic assessment.

Upon completion of this online aat course a in accounting, your learners could progress on to study the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.


Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

In this unit, your learners will learn about how to 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 and produce and extend the trial balance.

On completion of this unit, learners will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of their choice. Topics from this unit may also appear within the synoptic assessment.

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

This unit will allow your learners to distinguish between financial recording and reporting requirements of different types of organisation, the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation, as well as preparing accounting records from incomplete information, producing accounts for sole traders and partnerships and the key differences between preparing accounts for a limited company and a sole trader.

On completion of this unit, learners will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of their choice. Topics from this unit may also appear within the synoptic assessment.

Unit 3: Management Accounting: Costing

This unit will provide your learners with an understanding of the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation and how to apply techniques required for dealing with costs, apportion costs according to organisational requirements, analyse and review deviations from budget and report these to management and apply management accounting techniques to support decision making.

On completion of this unit, learners will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of their choice. Topics from this unit may also appear within the synoptic assessment.

Unit 4: Indirect Tax

This unit will provide your learners with an understanding of applying VAT legislation requirements, accurately completing VAT returns and submitting them in a timely manner, the implications for the business of errors, omissions, late filing and payment as well as reporting VAT-related information within the organisation in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirements.

On completion of this unit, learners will sit a computer-based test at a local centre of their choice. Topics from this unit may also appear within the synoptic assessment.

Unit 5: Ethics for Accountants

This unit will provide your learners with an understanding of the need to act ethically, the relevance to the accountant's work of the ethical code for professional accountants, how to act ethically in an accounting role and identifying actions to take in relation to unethical behaviour or illegal acts.

Topics within this unit will be tested in the synoptic assessment.

Unit 6: Spreadsheets for Accounting

This unit will allow your learners to 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, verify accuracy and protect data and use tools and techniques to prepare and report accounting information.

Topics within this unit will be tested in the synoptic assessment.

Additional synoptic assessment revision unit

Your learners will also be given an additional revision unit to prepare for the synoptic assessment. This additional unit includes revision sections for the key topics presented throughout all six units. This unit is built to give learners an indication as to which areas need to be further revised and will help to identify strengths and weaknesses.

On successful completion of this Accounting Diploma (UK), learners may wish to progress onto the Level 4 Accounting programme. Please contact us for more information.

Key Information

Course Length 390 hours
Awarding Body AAT
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment




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