AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details



Course Start Date


Course Duration

Part-Time - 1 Year


Accounting & Finance

Course Overview

Our level 3 qualification in Accounting offers you the chance to build upon skills gained at Level 2. Through the study of final accounts preparation, management accounting and VAT you will gain confidence in industry practice. In addition, you will gain invaluable skills in spreadsheet software and understand professional ethics in accounting. You will be provided with online resources to support your studies alongside your face to face classroom sessions.

Session times:

Day – September to June (Monday 09.30 – 13.30)
Evening – September to June (Thursday 17.00 – 21.00)

You must be aged 19+. You are expected to have achieved GCSE Maths and English at a grade C or above and a merit at level 2 accounting. You will be asked to complete an initial assessment to ensure your numeracy and literacy skills are sufficient to do well on the course. You will be expecting to be working towards a minimum of a level 2 for both Maths and English to commence the programme.

You must have access to a computer/laptop at home supported by Wi Fi. This is to enable access to all online materials throughout the programme via Microsoft Teams.
Advanced Bookkeeping

Final Accounts Preparation

Management Accounting – Costing

Indirect Tax

Ethics for Accountants

Spreadsheets for Accountants

Successful completion of this course to a merit standard alongside excellent attendance will provide you with one of the entrance requirements for the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

The roles you are qualified to perform after completing this qualification include:

Accounts Administrator

Account Assistant

Accounts Payable Clerk


Payroll Administrator

Payroll Officer

Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk

Tax Assistant

Accounts Technician

Examinations per unit

The Tuition fee for this course is £2,573.00

Some courses are FREE for eligible learners. You may be eligible for a FREE course if you are: 
Aged 19-23 and studying for your first full Level 3 qualification on an eligible legal entitlement course
Aged 19+ and studying for your first full Level 3 qualification, or unemployed and on a low wage, on an eligible course which is part of the Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs scheme

Your eligibility for a free course will be assessed and confirmed at enrolment.

For course enquiries please call 0161 296 5000

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