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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

The Advanced Diploma in Accounting includes 5 separate units

The Advanced Diploma Synoptic Assessment can only be sat once students have sat the exams in Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Management Accounting: Costing. The Synoptic examines knowledge from all of these areas and also examines Ethics and Spreadsheet skills. Please view this timetable for available synoptic sittings in 2020 set by the AAT. 

How will I cope with level 3?

You need to have basic bookkeeping knowledge to be able to study level 3. This could be achieved by having successfully completed either of the following:

It is also possible that previous work experience or other academic qualifications could have provided you with the knowledge you need. To make sure your skills are at the right level,take the AAT skills test by following the link below:

To test your knowledge, and take the AAT skills click here.

Then give us a ring, and we can discuss your best entry point to the AAT qualification.


All units at level 3 are examined by computer based assessment. Results are provided within 24 hours for the following exams:

Results are available 6 weeks from sitting the exam for

Please note that the Synoptic exam is only available to be sat in limited weeks of the year. Please see this timetable for the available weeks. 

How long will it take me?

The level 3 advanced diploma in accounting takes between 6 and 10 months depending on the frequency of study. These courses are available as either a classroom or online course.