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    AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

    AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting | Level 3 | P10283a

    Study options

    How to study

    Part Time - Day, Part Time - Evening

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024

    Days and times

    Days & Times




    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This is the second level of the professional AAT accounting qualification and will cover more complex accounting tasks, including preparing final accounts for sole traders, indirect tax and costing. 

      The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that you are well prepared to progress into a career in business, finance or professional accountancy, or into further education. 

      You will learn and develop skills needed for financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and preparing financial statements. You will also understand the business environment, technology used in finance and accounting, business issues regarding payroll and value added tax (VAT), issues in business, management accounting techniques, ethical principles and sustainability considerations for accountants. The course will also develop an understanding of business and its structure and purpose, as well as appreciating the wider business environment. You will develop skills supporting complex financial processes, such as final accounts, reports and returns, use of technology to provide management accounting information, and completion of VAT returns. 

      You will be expected to take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures, as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within limited parameters, such as awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work. You will need to use a variety of data and information about a business to visualise and communicate key information needed for business decision making.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info n/a Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info FREECourse fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info FREE Course fee £231.00Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £2573.00Course fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £2573.00Course fee £231.00Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Level 2 professional qualification (e.g. AAT) including GCSE grade 4 maths or equivalent qualification.

    • What modules will I study?
      • Business Awareness
      • Financial Accounting
      • Management Accounting Techniques
      • Preparing Financial Statements
      • Tax Processes for Businesses
    • Days and times


    • How will I be assessed?

      All of the units within this qualification are mandatory. Four units are assessed individually in end-of-unit examinations. 

    • What can I do next?

      This qualification opens up a choice of great careers, such as: 

      • Accounts assistant
      • Accounts payable and expenses supervisor
      • Accounts payable clerk
      • Assistant accountant
      • Audit trainee
      • Credit controller

    Apply now!

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    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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