Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping




AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is a perfect start to a successful, rewarding career in accounting and finance.

AAT is an established and respected professional body, with over 125,000 members worldwide. AAT qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key financial skills modern businesses are currently looking for.

Taking an internationally recognised AAT distance learning course with us could help you earn up to 67% more than those without the qualification. All of our qualifications are mapped to the AQ2016 specification ensuring you are fully up to speed with all the key and current accounting principles.

Coupled with The Skills Network’s award-winning online learning resources and outstanding learner support, your career in accounting starts here!

With our outstanding success rates of over 92%, you can be confident we will guide you through to success.

This internationally recognised qualification will enhance your skills and prepare you for the next step in your career. You will gain practical, real-world accounting and finance skills with the freedom to study flexibly, from anywhere. In addition, the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping enables you to practice as a professional bookkeeper registered with the AATQB.

Payment Options

The below table summarises the payment options available for this course, just pick which option suits you best.

Payment Method Deposit Instalments Total Price
Pay in full £750 N/A £750 (with discount code AAT10) Enrol
Pay using a flexible payment plan £75 £96.43 £750 Enrol
Pay with Advanced Learning Loans No payment until salary reaches £21,000 £750 Loan Application
Qualification gained: AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3)
Place of study: Learn from home
Type of course: Online distance learning course with exams
When can I start: This course is available to start immediately
Course Duration: 6 months.

Our fully-online distance learning course provides an engaging online learning experience. You will receive access to innovative, motivating online learning content including a mix of interactive activities, online practice questions and exam guidance with instant feedback, to help you succeed.

  • A specific, assessment focused delivery plan for each unit to guide you through the content and activities on a week by week basis
  • Award-winning online learning resources from The Skills Network, keeping you engaged and motivated at all times
  • First class dedicated tutor support that can be arranged seven days a week
  • A personal learning mentor who will guide and support you through your course, from enrolment through to achieving your qualification
  • Exam fees and a full exam booking service in your chosen centre
  • Over 200 practice questions and revision activities throughout your course, to cement your knowledge and help you succeed in your assessments
  • Mock assessments which are marked by a tutor with feedback given to ensure you are ready to sit your exam
  • AAT annual membership* and registration
  • Access to 'MyAAT' giving you a wealth of benefits including:
    • NUS Card – The definitive student discount card, giving you a range of exclusive discounts from beauty to eating out, fashion and travel, and much more - UK Only
    • Interactive career guidance, with tips direct from employers and an online CV builder
    • Networking opportunities at 30 AAT events each year, across 46 UK branches
    • Access to the AAT social community across social networks and forums, making you the first to hear of accounting and finance news, events, and job opportunities.

* Please note that AAT membership will be for one year only.

Unlike some qualifications, there are no entry requirements for AAT, and you do not need to be working in an accounting role. This means that AAT is an ideal starting point for school and college leavers, or anyone considering a career change.

However, to enrol onto the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3) AAT qualification, you must be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, so it is our recommendation that you begin with the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or Accounting (Level 2) before progressing onto this level.

* Please note: if you have faced bankruptcy or have a criminal conviction your application may not be accepted.

All AAT assessments are computer based, you have full flexibility to progress through your qualification at your own pace, with our dedicated support to help you every step of the way.

Assessments can be taken at centres local to you and our dedicated bookings team will make all of the arrangements, taking away any hassle and leaving you to focus on their studies.

There are three computer-based examinations, where you will obtain your result immediately.

* One sitting of each assessment is included in the course fee. Re-sits will be charged separately.

Unit 1: Advanced Bookkeeping

This unit will allow you 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, you will sit a computer-based test* at a local centre of your choice.

Unit 2: Final Accounts Preparation

This unit will allow you to distinguish between the 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, you will sit a computer-based test* at a local centre of your choice.

Unit 3: Indirect Tax

This unit will provide you 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 organisation requirements.

On completion of this unit, you will sit a computer-based test* at a local centre of your choice.

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