Accountancy | AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online & On Campus) | Level 3

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: Level 2 AAT qualification or some experience working in finance 6m+ and English and maths GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent) Assessment: Computer-based exams. Qualification: AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Awarding Body: AAT Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

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This course is a natural progression from the AAT Level 2 Certificate and includes units on financial and management accounting, using spreadsheets, professional ethics and VAT.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

From April 2021, this course is eligible to be fully funded as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee. If you're over the age of 24 and this is your first full level 3 qualification then you may be eligible to study this course for free. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

Widely recognised in the profession as a highly desirable qualification, successful completion of this course will leave you well placed in the job market. 

There is a high demand for competent accounting professionals within a wide range of business and non-profit making organisations at all levels. An AAT qualification gives an advantage when seeking a new position.

Successful students may wish to consider progression to the AAT Level 4 Diploma course at Brighton MET or one of the professional chartered accounting qualifications such as ACCA.

The course fee does not include registration and membership fees. The cost of the first exam is included but any resit/retakes will incur a fee.

Find out more about this course from lecturer Cath Littler by watching the video below: 

Please note: Mindful Education lessons are released weekly but face to face (or remote) sessions with the GBMET tutor will be scheduled fortnightly (with few exceptions). Dates will be presented to you in the form of a calendar. It is essential to complete ME lessons prior to a session with a GBMET tutor.
Additional self-study time is not only recommended but expected to pass the exams and successfully achieve the qualification.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0248-1C 14 Sep 2021 Broadwater TBC 37 weeks £2573.00 Apply
FE0195-1C 15 Sep 2021 Broadwater TBC 37 weeks £2573.00 Apply
FE0197-1C 21 Feb 2022 Broadwater Mondays 1.15pm - 4.30pm 37 weeks £2573.00 Apply

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 AAT qualification or some experience working in finance 6m+
  • English and maths GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent) 
  • Access to a computer, MS Office Excel and reliable internet connection is essential
    (Students can access MS Office Excel in the College library)
Entry Requirements


From the Level 3 qualification, you can continue your AAT study and progress to the Level 4 course at GB MET either in Brighton or Worthing.

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The course fees are £2573. This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan and is covered by the Lifetime Skills Guarantee (details below).

For information about Advanced Learner Loans click here.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects.

If you are 19+ and this is your first full Level 3 qualification, you may be able to study this course for free. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

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