AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3

Start Date & time
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Other Award
Course Type
26 Weeks


This course is aimed at those who want to develop their understanding and knowledge of bookkeeping. It provides a natural progression route for those who have completed AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping and/or AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping, or have previous experience in bookkeeping.

What will I learn?

This qualification consists of three units each with an assessment. It provides a more in-depth understanding of double-entry bookkeeping as well as additional units in spreadsheets software and professional ethics. The three units covered are:

  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Final accounts preparation
  • Indirect tax.

Jobs and further study

Students completing the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping may want to go on and complete the full AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting. If you want to continue studying and choose to complete one of the full AAT Accounting Qualifications, your short qualification achievement/s may be transferred to the larger qualifications.

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

The Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to employment as a:

  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Manager
  • Ledger Manager.

Entry requirements (minimum)

AAT does not have any entry requirements for this course. For the best chance of success, however, it is recommended that you begin your studies with a good standard of English and Maths.

You are advised to use the AAT skill-checker before starting the course:

Once you have your results, you should discuss them with the College to agree the most suitable starting qualification for you.

All students must apply for AAT student membership prior to starting the course:

More questions? Contact us about this course

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