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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

ICS Learn
Course summary
390 hours
695 GBP
Next available date: Start anytime - Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

It's time to get ahead in your career.

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is an intermediate level qualification that's perfect if you're already working in accounting and are looking to develop your skills. It's also ideal if you've completed the Foundation Certificate/Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and want to continue your professional development.

It'll give you real-world technical accounting knowledge that you can use in your job from day one.

You'll master advanced bookkeeping and final accounts, and further your knowledge of spreadsheets for accounting. You'll learn management costing techniques, and understand VAT issues in business. You'll also cover professional ethics for accountants. 

The course is accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s largest professional body for accounting technicians, so it’s internationally recognised and sought-after by employers.

It's highly flexible, so you can set your own timetable and study at your own pace. You can get started right away with a small deposit, and pay the rest with an interest-free payment plan.

Plus, you’ll be supported throughout your studies by your professional AAT tutor and our excellent student support team.

Live online classrooms during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends make it easy to fit learning around your life.

Suitability - Who should attend?


The Advanced Diploma in Accounting is ideal if you've got a Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification (or Level 2 Certificate, as it was previously known), or if you're currently working in an accounting role. You should have good numeracy skills and attention to detail.

You must be over 19, and if English isn't your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Candidates who are successful in the examination will receive the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Students who have completed this course have taken on crucial roles within accountancy and finance teams including:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Tax Assistant.

Training Course Content

Course content includes:

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


Course fees include:

  • Extensive resources
  • Kaplan textbooks and eBooks
  • Unlimited tutor support
  • Access to the ICS Learn Online Student Community

Fees can be paid in full or in monthly instalments.

In order to sit your exams and receive your qualification, you'll need to pay:

  • AAT Registration Fees
  • AAT Annual Student Membership Fees
  • AAT Exam Fees
  • Exam Centre Administration Fees

Employer-funded Foundation, Advanced or Professional Accounting courses can be enrolled as an all-inclusive package including Course, Exam, Centre fees, and AAT Membership fees.

About provider

ICS Learn

ICS Learn

ICS Learn is the world's most experienced distance and online learning organisation. We have been a pioneer in teaching skills and qualifications at a distance for over 130 years, giving you the opportunity to learn while earning and to fulfil...

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G2 4GZ Glasgow

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