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Have you already got some bookkeeping experience and want to build on it? Or have you done Level 2 and now need to cement your learning? Level 3 Bookkeeping is the qualification for you.

AAT Level 3 in Bookkeeping is suited for those who want to continue learning more advanced bookkeeping skills, and are looking to work in roles such as accounts manager, professional bookkeeper, and ledger manager. The course is made up of three units: Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK), Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR) and Indirect Tax (IDRX).

Recommended study time: 6 to 8 hours per week
Estimated completion time: 3 – 5 months

Keep reading for more information about everything that’s included in the subscription, including details of the syllabus, how to book exams, and the support you get along the way.

What’s included

  • Unlimited access to the AAT approved course
  • Instant access to our unique comprehensive Study Buddy learning guide
  • Online access to market-leading Osborne AAT tutorial and workbooks and online assessment builder
  • Tutor-led, online learning modules and exam preparation videos powered by Kaplan
  • Access to hundreds of practice questions
  • Computer and self marked mock exams
  • You will have to register for the exams separately

Why choose an Eagle Distance Learning Course?

Are you comfortable studying independently in your own time? This distance learning course lets you set your own pace and work towards your preferred completion date in a way that suits your lifestyle. We’ll provide you with AAT approved study materials and you’ll get support from your personal Eagle mentor to guide you through the learning process.

  • Entry requirements

    Anyone can start at Level 3, but we recommend that you have done Level 2 first, as the qualification builds on existing knowledge.

  • Syllabus

    By the end of the AAT Level 3 Bookkeeping course, you will be able to confidently apply the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, be able to prepare final accounts, and understand VAT legislation, VAT returns and the implications of errors. There are three areas to study, made up of various subjects.

    It usually takes 3-5 months to complete if you spend 6-8 hours a week studying.

    Topics covered:

    Advanced Bookkeeping
    • Advanced double-entry bookkeeping skills
    • Capital expenditure and managing non-current assets
    • Period end adjustments: inventory, depreciation, irrecoverable debts, doubtful debts, accruals and prepayments
    • The extended trial balance
    Final Accounts Preparation
    • Preparing accounting records from incomplete information
    • Producing accounts for sole traders and partnerships
    • Applying rules and regulations
    Indirect Tax (VAT)
    • Understanding and applying legislation
    • Preparing VAT returns
  • How is this course assessed?

    This Level 3 course is assessed with unit assessments.

    Unit assessment

    A unit assessment tests knowledge and skills taught in that unit. At Level 3 they are:

    • Available on demand, mostly all year round
    • Scheduled by and sat at AAT approved assessment venues
    • Marked by the computer providing instant assessment results
    Getting your results

    Assessment results are available in your MYAAT account within 24 hours for computer marked assessments.

    AAT approved venues

    You can search for your nearest venue via the AAT website launch.

  • What support will I get?
    • We’re always on hand when you need us
    • You’re fully supported with access to expert tutors, 7 days a week responding via email within 4 hours, during opening hours
    • You’ll also be assigned a mentor to help and guide you through the order of subjects to study in and check that the level you’re starting at is right for you. You can also contact them wherever you need to throughout your course and get a response within 24 hours Monday to Friday
    • For full details on Academic and Mentor support opening hours, please visit the contact us page.

    Partnering with the best, you’ll always have access to market leading AAT online content powered by Kaplan and online materials from Osborne books. All day, every day for as long as you subscribe.

  • What could I do next?

    You can now work as a qualified bookkeeper, or continue your studies and get the full AAT qualification.

  • Additional costs

    If you would like to, you can become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) launch launch to fulfill your qualification. Fees associated with admission and exam fees are in addition to the cost of the course. Admission and membership fees are payable direct to AAT. Exam fees are paid to the exam centre.

    • AAT Admission Fee and AAT Annual Student Membership Fee (UK): £147
    • Associate Bookkeeping Membership (AATQB) £110
    • AAT Assessment Fees: £70 to £80 per unit (6 modules)

    Please be aware that these are subject to change.

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AAT Accounting qualifications

  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate

    This is the entry point for most people who are at the beginning of their accountancy journey.

  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma

    You can start at this level if you’ve completed the Level 2 Foundation Certificate. You may also be eligible if you’ve worked in accounting or bookkeeping role.

  • Level 4 Professional Diploma

    You’ll need to complete the Level 3 Advanced Diploma before starting this level. You may be exempt from some units if you’ve studied a finance or accounting degree.

AAT Bookeeping qualifications

  • Level 2 Foundation Certificate

    This level is made up of two subjects: Bookkeeping Transactions, and Bookkeeping Controls. You’ll learn about double-entry bookkeeping systems and the associated documents and processes, as well as more complex procedures and payment methods.

  • Level 3 Advanced Certificate

    This level is made up of three subjects: Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Tax. You’ll build on the Foundation level and learn about VAT legislation, preparing final accounts, and the regulations governing company accounts.