Accounting & Professional Studies

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - B127

Hamilton Campus Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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The Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is the second stage of the full AAT qualification. It is a professional course which will give you the skills to excel at a wide range of accounting and finance jobs.

Course Details

On the level 3 diploma you are introduced to more advanced bookkeeping and final accounts preparation techniques. You will also learn aspects of management accounting, such as costing and spreadsheets and be introduced to tax processes for businesses.

The qualification is approximately equivalent to A level.

Students will take exams in the following subjects:
• Business Awareness
• Financial Management: Preparing Financial Statements
• Management Accounting Techniques
• Tax Processes for Businesses

These are under the new AAT Q2022 qualification, which is available from 1st September 2022.
Students will also undertake a number of tutorial and enrichment activities throughout the programme, designed to maximise their employability.

Entry Guidelines
4 GCSEs with a minimum of grade 4/C or above in mathematics and English. Successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Accounting. Satisfactory interview and assessment. If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Equipment Required

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. Students will need to provide their own calculator. Appropriate office/business clothing to be worn. Guidance can be given if requested.

Assessment Method

All units are assessed with computer-based assessments marked externally.

Additional Information

Please be aware that criminal offences, bankruptcy and IVAs will affect your application for membership with the AAT — see course leader for further details

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips
Where can I progress to?

Progression to AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

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Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Hamilton Campus
Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Hamilton Campus

If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £1860.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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