AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 3 (Online Learning)

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) are the UK's leading professional body for vocational accountants. Working across the globe with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. AAT members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.

AAT accounting qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Morrisons, P&G, Baker and Tilley, the Ministry of Defense and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, as AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

The Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is ideal for individuals looking to further develop their understanding and knowledge of bookkeeping.

On completion on this course and passing all three modules you will gain the AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification.

Learners will be elgible to apply for the AAT Bookkeeping membership and acheive AATQB status. Please visit the AAT website for further information, www.aat.org.uk.


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You would have three modules to complete:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Financial statements
  • Indirect Tax

Supported online learners will have access to our virtual learning enviroment which provides all course material and content. Learners can log in at any time as long as they have internet access. Learners will also have access to a curriculum leader to support them through their studies.

Learner will be required to dedicate between 6-10 hours flexibly per week.

All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments (CBAs) and marked automatically. During the AAT Advanced Certifcate in Bookkeeping you will have 3 assessments, which must be sat either at Newcastle College or an external AAT test centre. 

Once you have completed this qualification, you can then complete a further 3 modules to complete and gain your AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. You would then be able to move onto the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Career Opportunities on completion of this course may include:

  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Senior Bookkeeping
  • Accounts Manager
  • Ledger Manager

Learners wishing to study this qualification must hold GCSE's in Mathematics and English at Grade C, 4 or above. To ensure you are studying at the correct level we will ask you to complete a diagnostic assessment as part of the ernolment process.

You would also need to have completed the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or Accounting.

£ £495

Please be aware, that it is the responsibilty of the learners to pay for additional AAT fees. For up to date information on fees and external test centres please visit: www.aat.org.uk.

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