Level 3 Advanced Diploma Accounting (AAT)

Start date(s):
The course will start on Monday 18th September with induction into the college and the programme. Formal teaching will start the following week. The programme runs on either 1.00-6.00 pm or 4.00-9.00 weekly and on application, include preferred choice.
1 years
Level 3
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Study Mode:
Part Time
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Attendance Pattern:
Daytime, Evening
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
(previous years fees)


The course introduces more complex accounting tasks such as preparing accounts for sole traders and partnerships from a trial balance.

It also covers decision making for management by analysing the costs and revenues of a business and introduces accounting for VAT.
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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Accounting (AAT)

This advanced course will further develop your skills and knowledge for a career as an acocuntant.


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


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

You will have six computer based examinations to take, which are spread throughout the academic year. These are set and marked by the AAT with the exception of two examinations which are assessed by your tutor.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university. If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills to enhance your maths and English skills. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.

You could progress to AAT Level 4 Diploma Accounting at New College Durham.

Meet our students

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Susan Bowman

Susan said the best thing about the AAT programme was the end outcome as it has enable her to set up her own business, which had been her goal from the outset. 


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Entry Criteria

You will be required to have completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate. Alternatively, you may be permitted to join Level 3 provided you can demonstrate achievement in other business/accounting qualifications, or have significant work experience in an accounting environment. If so, you will have a short interview with an AAT tutor to assess your suitability for the programme.