AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 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 Defence 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 purpose of the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance.

This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved either the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or the AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business. It is also suitable for those who are at a more intermediate level and looking to develop their skills in accounting, or for those who have already started working in finance and who have a need and desire to attain formal recognition of their skills.

On successful completion of this course you will gain a AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.


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The Advanced Diploma consists of 6 modules which are assessed through 4 Unit Assessments and a Synoptic assessment.

The modules you will study are listed below:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accountants

Supported online learners will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment which provides all course materials and content. Learners can log in at any time as long as they have internet access. Learners will also have access to a Personal Online Tutor to support them through their studies. Learners 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 Foundation Certificate in Accounting you will sit with 5 assessments which must be sat either at Newcastle College or an external AAT Test Centre.


After successfully completing the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, you can progress to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4).

Career opportunities on completion of this course may include: Accounts Assistant | Accounts Payable Clerk | Finance Officer | Finance Assistant.

Learners wishing to study this qualification must hold an AAT Level 2 qualification in addition to GCSE’s in Mathematics and English at Grade C, 4 or above. If a learner does not hold these qualifications an admission decision can be made based on their practical accounting work experience alongside the AAT Skillcheck diagnostic. International Learners must have minimum English language test score of 5.5 with no component under 5.

£ 995.00

The cost of this course is £995; however there are additional fees to pay as listed below.

Additional Fees
Learners are required to pay for the AAT admission, membership and assessment fees. These fees vary depending on personal circumstances. For a full list of fee costs please go to; https://www.aat.org.uk/

Additional Information
If you’re over 19years of age, this course can be funding using the governments 19+ Advanced Learner Loan system, you won’t pay anything until your course is finished and then you only start paying back when/if you earn over £21,000 per year. LARA Ref Number: 60069089

NCG Direct also offer a system for monthly installments, please see our website for more details www.ncgdirect.co.uk

Alternatively your course can be funded by your employer, please contact our enquiries for further details on 0191 226 6313 | enquiries@ncgdirect.co.uk

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