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Level 3 Bookkeeping – Advanced Certificate

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Part Time

Course Area
Business, Finance & Enterprise

Entry Requirements
A bookkeeping level 2 or a basic understanding of bookkeeping is desirable.

Course Information

AAT Level 3 in Bookkeeping is suited for those who want to continue learning more advanced bookkeeping skills or progress to higher level accountancy. 

The qualification has been designed to ensure that you have the advanced bookkeeping skills necessary to work in a bookkeeping role or to progress to higher level accountancy.

During the course you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out advanced bookkeeping transactions and tasks 

The qualification is composed of three mandatory units, assessed in three end-of-unit assessments:
• Advanced Bookkeeping
• Final Accounts Preparation
• Indirect Tax


In completing this qualification you will understand advanced bookkeeping principles and concepts, preparation of financial statements for sole traders and partnerships, and issues around indirect tax (VAT in the UK) in business.

The skills developed in the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to employment as:
• a professional bookkeeper
• a senior bookkeeper
• an accounts manager
 • a ledger manager
or you may wish to progress to the full AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting