AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Our AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is a specifically designed training course, providing you with the necessary skills and credibility to progress within the accounting industry. Whether you’re starting your own company, or you want to take on a senior accounting role within an established organisation, this course will get you there.  

We offer a comprehensive training package for AAT Level 3, which includes interactive eLearning, physical study books, weekly live online classes, and responsive tutor support from industry experts.

Online hub

Our brand-new online hub has been developed to provide a holistic support system, where you can ask your tutors and peers questions and advice via chat and in forums, access PDF versions of your workbooks and PDF flash cards allowing you to revise while on the go, mock exams for you to test your knowledge, question banks and recordings of past live sessions.

With everything in one place and with unit overview videos, self-study has never been easier – nor has it had such a comprehensive support infrastructure. Your personal hub will contain your study planner to keep you on track, a resources section for easy access and opportunities for community engagement.

Live classes

Your live classes will help you to stay focused and on track throughout your course. The revision sessions are designed to review topics and provide a deeper understanding. We have modelled these around a college class experience to provide a nurturing online environment.

Your mock exam sessions are to run through answers to the mock exams you sit at home, allowing you to understand the rationale behind each answer and score your paper.

This training course includes official Kaplan hard copy books for each of your 4 modules - Business Awareness, Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements, Management Accounting Techniques, and Tax Processes for Businesses. We also include additional resources to help you throughout your studies, including Pocket Notes, LRP paper (mock paper), integrated workbooks, question bank, and more!

As one of the UK's largest and most trusted AAT training providers, we have successfully trained students and have some of the highest pass rates in the country.

If you’re new to Accounting, consider enrolling on the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2. This course leads to the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 qualification. 

We're incredibly honoured to be recognised for our achievements as an AAT Training Provider, and we're proud to have been awarded the following accolades and awards: 

  • AAT Tutor of the Year, 2024 - WINNERS! 
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2024 - Finalist.
  • PQ Magazine's Editor's Choice, 2023 - WINNERS!
  • AAT Tutor of the year award, 2022 - Finalist.
  • PQ Magazine’s Accounting Online College of the Year, 2022 - Finalist.
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2020 - Finalist.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Course Access: 15 months
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Apply to become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status (Level 3)
  • Industry-Expert Tutor Support
  • Includes additional Study Books for each of your four units
  • Exams: Available via a Test Centre (additional cost)
£695£515Inc. VAT
Add to Cart Divide Buy 0% Finance Options From £42.92 per month
Try a Soft Search now Fast check - will not affect your credit rating.
FREE Course Advice
Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Course Access: 15 months
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Apply to become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status (Level 3)
  • Industry-Expert Tutor Support
  • Includes additional Study Books for each of your four units
  • Exams: Available via a Test Centre (additional cost)
About the Course
Youtube icon Youtube icon
Youtube icon Youtube icon
Course Details

Why study the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting course with e-Careers?

If you’re interested in a career in accounting, be sure to choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT Accounting training with.

We have developed an expert team over the last 11 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training solutions for our delegates.

We're proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 12,000 reviews from our past students.

Benefits of this training course    

  • Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
  • Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our interactive eLearning training platform, where you will have access to animation videos, knowledge checks, assignments, and more, letting you study wherever and whenever suits you best.
  • Live Online Sessions - Exam preparation sessions and live online classes to help students prepare to sit their exams confidently, recorded, and available to watch back on your online hub.
  • Study Books - We include additional study books with your eLearning training.
  • Digital resources – our range of digital resources from PDF flash cards to animation videos and unit overviews are unparalleled. Our learning support won’t be beaten!
  • Tutor support included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  • Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  • Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  • AAT Membership available.
  • High pass rates - We're proud of our 87.6% pass rate. The national average pass rate for AAT Level 3 is 75.0%.  
  • A badge of excellence – AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and will teach you a range of practical accounting skills.  
  • Gain the skills employers want – Gain practical industry focused qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set.
  • Boost your earning potential – Your certifications will boost your earning potential and help you move into more senior job roles.
  • Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform. 

Benefits of our Online Training Platform

  • All resources under one online roof – and accessible anywhere!
  • Recorded live sessions
  • PDF flash cards (pocket notes)
  • PDF workbooks (condensed versions of study books)
  • Interactive e-Learning
  • Videos: Animated explainer videos, unit overview videos and more!
  • Student forums for peer support
  • Study planner to keep your learning on track
  • Live classroom sessions brining a community learning element to your online course
  •  Knowledge tests and mock exams throughout your training to ensure you have understood the subject materials.
  • We are constantly updating our course materials ensuring our students always get the latest education we have to offer.
  • Email notifications to help push you along where needed.

Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) training course and advance your career in Accounting!

Is the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting course suitable for me?

As the AAT Accounting Level 3 is an advanced accreditation, we recommend you enrol on it once you have gained some experience working in accounting or hold a Level 2 qualification in accounting or bookkeeping, and are looking to gain the advanced qualification.

We also recommend that you:

  •    Are at least 16 years old (or have the consent of a parent or guardian)
  •    Have a solid understanding of the English language
  •    Are comfortable with basic mathematics
  •    Have access to a PC or Laptop (This course is both Mac and Windows compatible).

This certification is delivered on our eLearning platform, and we also include textbooks within the price.

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting training? 

The AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting delivers an intermediate level of technical training in accountancy, with the main goal being to equip you with relevant skills and specialist knowledge to gain employment in accounting.

Upon completion of this course, you can apply for AATQB/Bookkeeper status, to become a licensed Bookkeeper, but you can also apply for roles as part of an accounts team, where you can prepare accounts and more!

Typical job titles and salaries at this level are:  

  •    Accounts Payable Clerk - £24,000
  •    Accounts / Finance Assistant - £24,500
  •    Bookkeeper - £28,500
  •    Payroll Supervisor - £32,500   

(Source: Payscale)

Additional pathways include progressing onto our AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4), a promotion in your current accounting job, starting your own business, or a new senior accounting job. 

AAT Salaries

Salaries for AAT certified professionals in the UK has risen this year. The average salary by job level has been outlined below: 

  •    Administrator - £20,000
  •    Accounts/Finance Assistant - £21,000
  •    Accounts/Finance Officer - £27,000
  •    Team Leader/Supervisor - £28,000
  •    Junior Manager - £31,000
  •    Middle Manager - £36,000
  •    Director/Senior Manager - £46,000

AAT Qualified Bookkeeper

AAT Qualified Bookkeeper (AATQB) status will give recognition to your commitment to become a qualified Bookkeeper. Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Accounting, you will be able to start applying for AATQB status which confirms your skills and allows you to work towards being able to submit the final accounts for yours or other businesses.

When you have earned your AAT Level 3 qualification, you can become self-employed and offer 5 services including Bookkeeping, Financial Accounts, VAT, Computerised Accountancy Systems, and Payroll.

Designatory Letters

AATQB (gained with AAT Level 3) - An AAT Bookkeeping member is a qualified Bookkeeper, earning AATQB status. Delegates who have earned their AATQB status can use the designatory letters AATQB after their name, and they can apply to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper. These designatory letters show you have gained the skills, experience, and knowledge that employers are looking for, which can result in an increase in your earning potential.

General Accounting Responsibilities & Salary

At this level, you will be comfortable working on more technical accounting tasks and be involved in more senior duties, such as:

  •    Auditing
  •    Financial statement preparation
  •    Management accounting
  •    Business tax processes

Salaries vary by industry, sector, and role; however, industry averages range between £23,000 and £30,000 a year, at this level.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Syllabus

Building on the skills and techniques you developed throughout Level 2, the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Accounting will enable you to understand and perform more complex accounting processes, such as advanced double-entry bookkeeping, implementing procedures for acquisition and disposal of non-current assets, preparing, and recording depreciation calculations, and more!

The 4 modules that you’ll cover throughout this course, are:

  •    Unit 1 - Business Awareness
  •    Unit 2 – Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  •    Unit 3 - Management Accounting Techniques
  •    Unit 4 – Tax Processes for Businesses

Average course completion time – 12-15 months

These modules will teach you how to make provisions for doubtful and irrecoverable debts, help you understand the importance of ethics in the working environment and show you how to reconcile ledgers with the cash book. You’ll also learn how to analyse variances and use spreadsheets to manage and record information in the accounting environment.

Live Online Classes - Your tutor will offer live sessions online to discuss topics in more detail, giving you the opportunity to ask questions in real time and receive answers instantly, solidifying your study experience.

Revision Classes & Exam Prep Sessions – To help students have the best chances of passing their exams, we have developed a series of regular exam preparation sessions. In these sessions, your Tutor will take you through specific topics throughout the modules, in an online classroom session, and run revisions sessions to cover entire mock exams and explain the answers.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Exam Details

Your personal AAT Tutor will run your live online classes so that you get the benefits of learning in a college class without leaving your home. Live online classes cover revision sessions and practice papers on the units you need to pass your exams such as Business Awareness, Management Accounting Techniques and Audit and Assurance.

There are 4 computer-based exams in total, which will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre.


  •    Business Awareness
  •    Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  •    Management Accounting Techniques
  •    Tax Processes for Businesses

The exam format includes multiple-choice questions, selecting answers from a drop-down menu and typing numbers and text into form fields.

When you are ready to sit your exams, you will be required to sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre.

Exam fees are not included in the course cost. 

Pass Rates

We are proud to be achieving some of the highest pass marks throughout the UK, which is in part due to our outstanding Tutors, eLearning platform, and bespoke support.

The national average pass rate for AAT Level 3 is 75.0%. Our pass rate is 87.6%.  

We're Trusted by
Hundreds of thousands of individuals, small businesses and large corporations continuously put their trust in e-Careers.​
We are proud to have trained individuals who work for some of the world’s largest companies, including:​
Trusted by Trusted by