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AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Training Link (Birmingham)


What will I learn?

This course includes four units for which you will sit an exam at the end of each unit, plus two further units where you will have to sit a Synoptic assessment that includes elements of the four units already studied, PLUS you will be tested on knowledge of Spreadsheet Software and Professional Ethics.

This package covers:-

Indirect Tax (IDRX)

This unit covers the treatment of VAT, VAT thresholds, when to register for VAT, how to complete a VAT return and all you need to know about VAT for the small to medium business

Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK)

This unit follows on from trial balance stage at level 2. You will learn how to prepare accounts from partial information, correction of errors and how to produce an Extended Trial Balance in preparation of preparing financial statements.

Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR)

You will learn how to prepare financial accounts (statement of profit and loss and statement of financial position) for sole traders and partnerships.

Management Accounting: Costing (MMAC)

This unit covers the different elements of costs and how to create and use data for decision making.

Synoptic Assessment

The Synoptic assessment tests everything you have learned so far plus:

  • Spreadsheet Software and
  • Professional Ethics

You will also sit this assessment at an exam centre.

As with the other units you will be supplied study materials for Spreadsheet Software and Professional Ethics and have access to assignments, mock exams and tutor support.

Exams are to be taken at an AAT approved exam venue.

What do I need to know?

Level 2 AAT Accountancy or equivalent. Please contact us if you hold a qualification or have experience in Bookkeeping and Accounts. We can then assess and advise on any exemptions that may be allowable. A good understanding of the English language is essential.

Awarding Body

Association of Accounting Technicians

Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

1 year

Who runs this course?



Training Link was launched in 1996 and has progressed to become one of the leading distance learning course providers for Bookkeeping and Accounts in the UK. From the beginning it was clear that the standard of materials and resources used throughout the distance learning industry were not effective or suitable for learning outside of the classroom. This is still the case with many distance learning providers as they choose to use off the shelf books and old fashioned processes and support procedures. Training Link are very proud to say that through continued development and investment it has been possible to develop the highest standard and quality study materials, lessons, activities, resources and support procedures to the extent of

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