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AAT Accounting — Level 3 Advanced Diploma

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Course ID: 173991

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 1 year course, one day per week.
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma.
  • Gain essential vocational skills to prepare for the world of work.
  • Perfect for students who wish to pursue a career in the accounting and finance sectors.
  • Gain direct entry to a Level 4 Professional Diploma and boost your career prospects.
  • Receive a high-quality and nationally recognised qualification.
  • Access support from our experienced and dedicated teaching team.
  • Utilise our outstanding facilities and resources to support your learning.

What to expect from the course

The aim of this qualification is to enhance the skills developed at the Introductory Certificate Level. You'll cover accounts for sole traders and partnerships, indirect taxation management, and master more complex financial processes, including final accounting, professional ethics and spreadsheets.

The qualification provides you with a high quality, nationally recognised qualification. This is a vocationally related, credit based qualification that provides a valuable opportunity for you to develop skills, gain underpinning knowledge and understanding and provide progression in the accounting and finance sectors.

It can be a standalone qualification or a vehicle for progression to the AAT Level Four Professional Diploma.

This course is designed for students who are 19 years or older and is suited for:

• Those students who have successfully completed the Level Two Certificate in Accounting
• Learners who would like to become a graduate member of the AAT and progress to the Level Four
Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Once you have enrolled on the course it is essential that you continue your membership with the AAT so that you can sit the AAT on-line assessments and access study resources.

Course Content:

• Advanced Bookkeeping
• Final Accounts Preparation
• Management Accounting: Costing
• Indirect Taxation
• Spreadsheets for Accountants
• Ethics for Accountants

There are six online assessments including a synoptic test for the qualification which students need to secure a competent outcome in each.


Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT): Level Three Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

AAT qualifications have been designed to encourage progression.

The Level Three Diploma qualification offers direct entry onto the Level Four Professional Diploma.

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language and mathematics.

Level Two Certificate in Accounting or an appropriate degree or relevant work experience in the accounting or finance sector, which is at the discretion of the course tutor.

The course runs for one day per week on Tuesday 9.30-4.30pm.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19 or over and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

19 years old or over and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 2573.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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