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Level 3 Advanced Diploma Accounting

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Part Time

What is the course about?

The AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting course is the second level of the AAT Technician qualification. As with the level 2, the course aims to provide you with the relevant and practical skills necessary to perform a range of accounting and finance jobs.

Gaining an AAT accountancy qualification opens a world of possibilities. Accounting technicians can be found in all sectors of the economy, from industry to public services, from commerce to accountancy practices. Accounting technicians can be found at different levels too, from accounts clerks to financial controllers. In smaller organisations, accounting technicians may be the only fully trained and qualified accounting staff.

Why should I choose the course?

Completing this course will allow you to develop your skills further in preparation for a successful accounting career. The course will build upon your existing knowledge and equip you with the practical skills you will need for an accounting or finance role.

What will I learn?

You will develop the skills necessary to prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, together with management accounting skills relating to costing, reporting financial information, and budgeting for cash.

This course includes the following six units:

  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Final accounts preparation
  • Management accounting: costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Professional ethics for accountants
  • Spreadsheets for accounting.

You will be assessed on each unit to ensure that you can demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding required to meet the learning outcomes and objectives for each unit. All units will be assessed by a formal computer-based exam, apart from the spreadsheet software unit and the professional ethics unit which will be assessed via completion of an online project.

In addition, you will also complete a distance learning course: - Digital Skills for Work Certificate Level 2. This is free of charge and will enhance and support achieving your qualification.

What will the course lead on to?

Successful completion of this course allows progression on to the final year of AAT (Technician level). To qualify as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT), it is necessary to complete AAT Levels 3 and 4 and to have completed three years of accounting or financial work experience.

Are there any links with industry and university?

The tutors on this course have excellent links with industry professionals, and students will benefit from these partnerships.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.

What are the entry requirements?

To enrol on to this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 Accounting qualification.

What are my funding options?

For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You will be required to register with the AAT as a student member. You will also be required to purchase relevant textbooks as advised by the course tutors.

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33 Weeks
Class Times
17:30 - 21:00
Warrington Campus
Mon, Wed
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
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Fees Information
FREE* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £17,324. FREE* for residents of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. *Ts&Cs apply.
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