AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Course

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This comprehensive package includes all Six units making up the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Course.

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The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Course consists of six units for which you will receive individual workbooks containing lessons, examples and activities.

Training Link’s bespoke learning materials and highly effective resources have been developed specifically to ensure that you achieve your goals quickly and smoothly.


  • Printed Workbooks containing lessons, examples, activities and assessments, plus Model Answers Workbooks all to the value of £390
  • All support and associated software to the value of £375
  • Training Link’s bespoke printed AND online materials
  • Online resources significantly reduce the amount of time taken to complete the course
  • Up to 18 months Award Winning Qualified 1 to 1 tutor support by e-mail and telephone
  • Extensive Exam Preparation
  • Student Services Department operational 7 days a week
  • Course Administration Department
  • Training Link’s Student Street community is yours to engage in 24/7
  • Entitlement to apply for a TOTUM card

For the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Course, there are four units (for which you will sit an exam at the end of each unit), plus two further units which will be tested as part of a Synoptic assessment. The Synoptic assessment will include elements of the four units already studied, PLUS you will be tested on knowledge of Spreadsheet Software and Professional Ethics (making six in total).

Unit Details:-

Indirect Tax (IDRX)

This unit covers the treatment of VAT, VAT thresholds, when to register for VAT, how to complete a VAT return and all you need to know about VAT for the small to medium business

Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK)

This unit follows on from trial balance stage at level 2. You will learn how to prepare accounts from partial information, correction of errors and how to produce an Extended Trial Balance in preparation of preparing financial statements.

Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR)

You will learn how to prepare financial accounts (statement of profit and loss and statement of financial position) for sole traders and partnerships.

Management Accounting: Costing (MMAC)

This unit covers the different elements of costs and how to create and use data for decision making.

Synoptic Assessment

The Synoptic assessment tests everything you have learned so far plus:

  • Professional Ethics (Unit 5 – Ethics for Accounting) and
  • Spreadsheet Software (Unit 6 – Spreadsheet for Accounting).

You will also sit this assessment at an exam centre.

As with the other units, you will be supplied study materials for Spreadsheet Software and Professional Ethics and have access to assignments, mock exams and tutor support.

Exams are to be taken at an AAT approved exam venue.

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To complete this AAT Level 3 course, you will need a Level 2 AAT Accountancy qualification or equivalent. Please contact us if you hold a qualification or have experience in Bookkeeping and Accounts. We can then assess and advise on any exemptions that may be allowable

A good understanding of the English language is essential.


Approximately 250 to 300 hours study time with our time saving utilities.
Ofqual suggest the Total Qualification Time equates to 520 hours.

For more details on the AAT, please click here

Training Link’s AAT home study courses are specially written and created by our in-house team of highly experienced subject specialists and tutors, and have been created specifically for home study. All printed material is yours to keep for future reference and at no extra cost.

Your personal tutor will be available to you via e-mail and telephone during normal working hours and often during evenings and weekends. Access to our Student Services department is available 7 days per week by e-mail

Online resources, assignments and tests are accessible 24/7 on any device with an internet connection. You will also have access to the learning content and lessons within your personal learning area. Instant marking of assignments enables you to progress quickly and smoothly with your tutor on hand to answer any questions and guide you through the learning process.

On completion of your assignments you will receive comprehensive exam preparation and practice ensuring you are confident and fully prepared for the exams.

Join in with hundreds of Training Link students and staff on our ‘Student Street’ community where you will find useful discussion, help and even a bit of humour along the way.


Q: What is the average completion time for these courses?

A: Much depends on how easily you adapt or if you have any previous knowledge or experience. Our statistics show that our students take anything from 12 months to 18 months to complete a Level 3 course.

Q: What sort of job could I apply for once I’ve completed this course?
A: There are a number of positions that might fit your remit, some of which could be:

  • Credit controller
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts assistant
  • Finance/Tax assistant

Unit 1 – Indirect Tax

  • Understand and apply VAT legislation requirements
  • VAT Invoices and Tax Points
  • Further Aspects of VAT
  • VAT Schemes for Smaller Businesses
  • VAT for Overseas Transactions
  • The VAT Return
  • HMRC and VAT Administration

Unit 2 – Advanced Bookkeeping

  • Apply the principles of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement Procedures for the Acquisition and Disposal of Non-Current Assets
  • Record Period End Adjustments
  • Produce and Extend the Trial Balance

Unit 3 – Final Accounts Preparation

  • Distinguish Between the Financial Recording and Reporting Requirements of Different Types of Organisation
  • Explain the need for final accounts and the accounting and ethical principles underlying their preparation
  • Prepare accounting records from incomplete information
  • Produce Accounts for Sole Traders
  • Produce Accounts for Partnerships

Unit 4 – Management Accounting – Costing

  • Understand the purpose and use of management accounting within an organisation
  • Be able to calculate costs, contribution and reported profits
  • Be able to calculate direct material costs
  • Be able to calculate direct labour costs
  • Be able to account for overheads
  • Be able to do marginal costing
  • Be able to do activity based costing
  • Short term decision making
  • Types of costing system
  • Introduction to budgeting
  • Long term decision making

Unit 5 – Ethics for Accounting

  • The principles of ethical working
  • Behaving in an ethical manner
  • Taking appropriate action

Unit 6 – Spreadsheets for Accounting

  • Introduction to spreadsheets
  • Advanced spreadsheet techniques

The 6 units within Level 3 are assessed by means of Computer Based Assessments (CBA). These are to be completed at the approved AAT assessment centre of your choice (subject to availability).

Assessment fees are payable to the centre/venue and may incur an administration fee.

On completion of all 6 units you will be presented with a Diploma from the AAT

Assessment preparation

A series of online knowledge tests throughout the courses, End of course tests and Online exam simulation tests (Mock Assessments) are the perfect way to ensure you have the best possible chance of success. Our specialist department will provide you with feedback advice and support, plus any additional lessons and tests you may need prior to taking an assessment.

Arranging an assessment:

A major advantage with our home study courses is the flexibility for taking assessments. There are over 200 external assessment venues available in the UK. To find your nearest venue go to https://www.aat.org.uk/assessment/assessment-venue/search

Just enter your postcode and the distance in miles you are willing to travel and hit Submit. You will see the venues in order starting with the nearest to you.

So when the time comes to take an assessment you can choose from the list and contact them to arrange a suitable time and date.


The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is subject to re-sit restrictions.

Students will only be entered for an assessment once they are well prepared and they are expected to pass.

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is subject to re-sit restrictions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland when offered to 16–19 year-old students as part of their study programme. If those students who are subject to re-sit restrictions fail any of the unit or synoptic assessments at the first sitting, they will have two further opportunities to re-sit the assessment, which will be different from the first, within their programme of study.
If they do not pass their initial assessment, they will be required to take a second. If this is not passed, then the student will not be able to undertake any further attempts within their current agreed study programme and will not have achieved the qualification.

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You can maximise your chances of success by choosing Training Link. And that’s reflected by the number of awards we’ve won that recognise our exceptional standards of educational excellence and tutor support.

We have over 23 years of experience in offering training and provide a level of expertise that competitors can’t match. And when we recently introduced our AAT courses, we were very quickly recognised by AAT and won Best New Training Provider at the AAT Awards 2018.