AAT Level 3 Syllabus

This AAT Level 3 programme will give successful students the skills and knowledge to work competently in a finance, accountancy or book keeping role and also the opportunity to progress their studies in AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and full membership of the AAT.

We would expect this qualification to take 6-7 months to complete for most students.

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. You’ll learn and master a number of accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

It is ideally suited for someone who has completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate, someone who perhaps works in an accounts department at an intermediate level and wants to develop their accounting skills or someone who is looking to change their career. It is also an excellent A Level alternative.

Top five skills you’ll gain:
  • The importance of professional ethics in the working environment
  • Use of spreadsheets to manage information in the accounting environment
  • Analysing variances
  • Reconciling ledgers
  • Making provisions for doubtful and irrecoverable debts
The Advanced Diploma is made up of 4 separately examinable units plus a synoptic assessment. Within the synoptic assessment you will be tested on two additional units, Ethics for Accounting and Spreadsheet for Accounting, as well as on the knowledge you’ve gained from the 4 underpinning units. You must have completed your studies for all separately examinable units before you attempt the synoptic assessment.
AAT Level 3 Syllabus