AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level bookkeeping qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

This Level 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

What will I learn?

This qualification covers a range of complex bookkeeping tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including bookkeeping principles and concepts.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who are looking to pursue bookkeeping as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

Units of study

The Level 3 course covers a range of key areas, including:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Indirect Tax
  • Final Accounts Preparation

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through computer-based exams and unit assessments.

Entry requirements

You must have a sound knowledge of bookkeeping principles to undertake the AAT Level 3 programme. Achievement of an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is advantageous but not essential.

Progression

Students completing the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping may wish to go on and complete the full AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. If you do choose to continue your studies in this way, then your achievements in the Bookkeeping qualification are carried over to the longer Accounting qualification.

If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership (AATQB).

Career opportunities

The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Finance Officer, Assistant Accountant and Bookkeeper. You will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, giving you the option to work as a freelance bookkeeper.

Additional information

Course duration is 26 weeks with one class per week at college.

Want to study with us?

Find a study centre

Engaging Learning for Busy Lives

Whether you’re upskilled, retraining or juggling family commitments, finding the time to study can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve built our courses and apprenticeships to fit around our students’ busy lives.

Watch this short video to find out how our Online and On Campus approach gives you the flexibility to decide how, when and where you want to study.

Contact Us

Want to find out more about our qualifications? Complete the below form and a member of our qualifications team will be in touch.