AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 3


  • Adults
  • four days a week hours per week


AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is designed for students who want to develop their understanding and knowledge of bookkeeping further. It provides a natural progression route for those who have completed AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping and/or AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping, or have previous experience in bookkeeping.

This qualification consists of three units each with an assessment. It provides a more in-depth understanding of double-entry bookkeeping as well as additional units in spreadsheets software and professional ethics. All assessments are computer based assessments.

Unit title


QCF credit

Assessment method

Advanced bookkeeping




Final accounts preparation




Indirect tax







3 assessments

For full details of what you’ll learn read the qualification specification.

AAT Qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles. Find out more about where AAT can take you in your career.

The Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping can lead to employment as:

  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Manager
  • Ledger Manager

Achieve professional AAT bookkeeping membership status
If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT bookkeeping membership (AATQB)

Is there additional work required by the student?


What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Accounts Manager, Bookkeeper

Entry Requirements

English at level 2, Math at level 1 and Bookkeeping at level 1 or 2