AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

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Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Accounting Technician Qualification

Premier Training - Level 2 , 3 & 4 are AAT ApprovedThe AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Qualification is an internationally recognised Accounting Technician Qualification. It is based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge which you can put to use from day one and is recognised and respected by employers. The AAT qualification provides students with excellent and secure career prospects for both employment and self employment.

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Was £859 Now £759 (Monday - Friday delivery £17 postage and packaging)

Home Study Distance Learning Course  

This level introduces you to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. This course is perfect if you’ve completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting or you’re already at a more intermediate level and looking to develop existing accounting skills.

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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

AAT level 3 ApprovedAAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting- Home study / Distance learning
The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting course qualification introduces you to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of financial accounts.

This AAT course is perfect if you’ve completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting qualification, or you’re already at a more intermediate level and looking to develop existing accounting skills such as administrative and management processes relevant to finance officer roles, including preparing final accounts for small businesses; cost accounting recording; preparing reports and returns.


Advanced Bookkeeping
After completion of this unit, the student will have a good understanding of the accounting principles and concepts underlying all financial accounting. Having developed a fuller understanding of the accounting equation, they will understand the nature and importance of the different categories of account and how the books and records relate to each other.
Final Accounts Preparation
The student will develop accounting skills in restructuring accounting information from incomplete records and preparing financial statements for sole traders. The student will be able to use different techniques to restructure accounts to find missing information and understand the significance and limitations of the trial balance. They will become familiar with the statement of financial position and statement of profit or loss.
Management Accounting: Costing
Students will develop an understanding of how costs are handled in organisations, and why different organisations treat costs in different ways. They will be able to recognise different approaches to cost accounting and make informed and reasoned judgements to guide management.
Indirect Tax
Understand VAT regulations. Complete VAT returns accurately and in a timely manner. Understand VAT penalties and make adjustments for previous errors. Communicate VAT information.
Spreadsheets for Accounting
Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data. Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques to meet requirements. Use tools and techniques to present, and format and publish spreadsheet information.
Ethics for Accountants
Understand principles of ethical working. Understand ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers. Understand when and how to take appropriate action following suspected breaches of ethical codes. Understand the ethical responsibility of the finance professional in promoting sustainability.
Final Synoptic Assessment
 This assessment is a computer based assessment that is partially computer marked and partially human marked. The assessment is made up of two component parts. The first part will test your knowledge and understanding of ethics for accounting, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation and management accounting – costing.  Upon completion of this section the assessment will be locked and you will then move on to the spreadsheet element of the assessment.

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Study MaterialsWith Premier Training students have their own award-winning online personal Premier Training Account (MyPTA). Each student is provided with their personal login username and password upon enrolment and can start studying within an hour of enrolling!

Everything a student needs to study the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is right at their fingertips such as:

  • Experienced and qualified personal tutors with instant and direct access during opening times – you can contact your tutor as much and as often as you like for support and guidance.
  • Personal course advisor for extra guidance and support with the administration aspect of your course.
  • All the study manuals specifically covering the syllabus of the AAT qualification you’re studying  (both online and hard copies delivered to your home)
  • Workbooks for selected units with varied practice activities for revision and exam success
  • Wise Guides to reinforce your learning and to help you prepare for the online assessment concentrating on the specific areas of difficulty (for selected units on AAT Foundation and Advanced only)
  • Three online assignments and one practice assessment per unit, all promptly marked personally by our tutors with comprehensive tutor feedback provided via email within 2 working days
  • Extra interactive online tests for each chapter of your study manuals
  • Supplementary questions written by the tutor if required for extra revision
  • How to Guide with clear and concise step by step instructions to guide you through each step of the way throughout your course
  • Personal timetable to structure your whole coursework for you keeping you motivated and on track so you simply follow the order of the dates
  • Premflix – our very own on-demand tv channel dedicated to video tutorials and webinars by our tutors that can be watched as much as you like

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting – Study Materials

Books – Study Manuals  Assignments
 Management Accounting: Costing – AAT Study ManualAAT BTRN Book Sample aat example assignment
Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK)
Book sample pages – Click here
Online eBook sample pages – Click here
Example online assignment: AAT Level 2 or 3 –
Which AAT level is best for you?


E-learning   My Premier Learning Programme
E-learning Interactive Video Quiz
 Demonstration course


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Assignments for the AAT courses are completed online via the Premier Training website and marked promptly with comprehensive tutor feedback.  This is to enable students to develop the skills required for computer based assessments and you will need reliable Internet access. You will receive a welcome pack that contains your login details and instructions on how to access each individual online assessment.


Introducing ‘Premflix’ which is an internet streaming, catch-up, media channel with an ever-expanding library of exclusive content for students. The service is accessible on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones, tablets, personal computers, and smart televisions.

Learning is broken into channels for each unit and level – there are less formal channels with quizzes in the style of catchphrases and countdown conundrums to mimic real. TV programmes.

Videos are subtitled for accessibility for the inclusion of all learner needs; additionally, videos are presented in ways to meet different learning styles. Some videos require the learner to download help sheets and work along with the tutor on tasks making them an interactive experience.

Click here to view and try a demonstration

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About Tutor Support

  • All of our tutors are qualified in accounting with both vocational and extensive teaching experience.
  • Tutors are efficient, patient and friendly and you can call as many times as you need to.
  • You have instant and direct access to your personal tutor and course advisor via telephone and email.
  • Assignments are marked by a tutor and not a computer and are returned promptly.
  • We have personal course advisors, many of whom have completed or are currently studying AAT courses and who have hands-on experience of balancing studies with work and family commitments.
  • We have in-house IT specialists to help students who are experiencing technical difficulties.


You will be allocated a personal AAT tutor who will guide you throughout the course.

We have a team of tutors who are here to help and if you personal tutor is not available they will be happy to help and keep the marking turnaround prompt. They are qualified, experienced, patient and effective communicators so you will find that you will build a good student/teacher relationship with them all.


When studying with us you will find the staff friendly and helpful with a great support network for students. You will receive constructive feedback, guidance and support. You will also receive a personal timetable to follow which structures your whole coursework for you which can be flexible to suit your pace of study.

You are also provided with a personal course advisor who has great knowledge of the  AAT qualified who can offer advice on how to manage your AAT course studies along with work, family and other commitments.

Our tutors are very accessible! The office is open at the following times:

9am – 8pm
9am – 8pm
9am – 8pm
9am – 8pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 12pm

Assessment and ExaminationsAssessment and Examinations

AAT will assess your knowledge and understanding of the skills you’ve developed by a series of computer based assessments (CBA). You can take the CBA’s as and when you are ready, as soon as you are fully prepared.

Computer Based Assessment (CBA):

Computer based tests (CBT) are online assessment that you will take at an AAT approved assessment centre and for most units the Level 2 and 3 results are available as soon as you have completed the test and should be provided by the invigilator/exams officer.

There are two optional ways to complete units:

Recognition of prior learning (RPL), where we take into account your previous study. This is available for all units. Workplace evidence (WPE) is only accepted for a limited number of units where specified.

How to book your CBT:

  • Complete the practice assessment to a good standard
  • Make sure you feel confident and prepared to sit the exam
  • You will have a personal online MyAAT account and access to an assessment centre search facility. Using your post code you will be provided with a list of centres nearest to your home
  • Simply contact the assessment centre and book your assessment time and day
  • At this point you will need to pay the assessment fee to the centre
  • The assessment centre will confirm the time and day via post or email
  • Turn up on the day, take and pass the assessment and receive your results the same day.

In the event you fail your assessment you will be able to pay and re-book the assessment three full working days after. Premier Training will continue to support you at no further cost.

AAT Price Match

Price Match
Find another training provider that offers AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting with personal tutor support, an equal amount of tutor marked assignments and practice assessments with e-learning resources and we will match their price!

Course Fees
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Was £859 Now £759
Postage & Packaging (Monday to Friday Delivery) £17
Postage & Packaging (Saturday Delivery) £25
Postage & Packaging Overseas £49

*Please note the overseas P&P of £49 is an estimate and we will confirm the final amount of P&P due when the delivery address has been confirmed.

The AAT course fee and P&P can be paid in monthly instalments at no extra charge and the first instalment will get you started immediately (UK students only).


Additional fees to remember
Please note that in order to achieve the AAT qualification you will need to join the AAT as a student member. The following items are not included in your course fees:
AAT Admission Fee £44  
AAT Annual Subscription £94  

Examination fees*:
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Fees vary between approximately £60-£85 per exam
*Exam fees vary depending on the exam centre. 

You can enrol regardless of academic background, nationality, age, location, gender, religion or occupation; and with the determination to succeed you will gain a qualification which is very recognised by employers.

There are several ways to enrol with Premier Training on your chosen AAT course. Simply choose the way that is most convenient to you. Remember our late nights are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, till 8.00pm. If you enrol Monday to Friday before 2.30pm you will receive all your course material the very next day (including Saturday!).


By phone: Simply telephone 01469 515444. The easiest and quickest way to enrol is over the phone using a credit/debit card. This will only take a few minutes and the course advisor will complete the enrolment form for you. 
Email: info@premiertraining.co.uk
Online: To enrol online just click on the link below and the link will take you to where you can complete an online enrolment form and pay securely using a credit or debit card, via our secure server.  <Click here to enrol>
By invoice: If fees are payable by a third party, e.g. an employer,  Please click here to complete an online enrolment form

Please note this does require both student and employer signatures and is a live document so both must be present when completing the form. It must be completed in one session as data will not save for continuation at another time.


Should you have any queries about enrolling on your chosen course, please do not hesitate to contact us first for advice.

Did you know it’s easier to enrol over the phone? The course advisor team will complete the enrolment quickly and efficiently. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions or request an alternative instalment plan. All you need to do is call: 01469 515444 and we can get you started straight away.


If your employer is paying for the course simply download and complete this enrolment form and ask your employer to sign section 3. The form can either be faxed to Premier Training on 01469 572349 or scanned and email to:  info@premiertraining.co.uk *Please note you do not need to complete your enrolment online if your employer is paying for the course.


If we receive the enrolment form Monday to Friday before 2.30pm you will receive your study books the very next day (including Saturdays!).

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Was £859 Now £759 (Monday - Friday delivery £17 postage and packaging)

Home Study Distance Learning Course  

This level introduces you to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. This course is perfect if you’ve completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting or you’re already at a more intermediate level and looking to develop existing accounting skills.

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