Accounting & Finance

AAT Advanced Accounting (Blended Learning)

36 Weeks , Evening , East Ham Campus
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Is the Course for me?

The qualification is aimed at learners who work or want to work as a Accounting Technicians and already possess a knowledge and understanding of Accounting and Bookkeeping at Level 2.

Our Online & On Campus approach enables students to benefit from both face-to-face teaching at the Learning Unlimited campus and online lessons available on demand. This approach offers a truly flexible study experience.
In addition to attending face-to-face classes weekly, students will be expected to undertake between 8 and 10 hours of additional study out of college.

What is involved?

This qualification covers a range of complex accounting tasks. You will learn and master financial processes, including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts, VAT issues in business, management accounting costing techniques and ethical practices for accountants.
You will also gain software skills through spreadsheet training for accounting.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. This internationally recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification enables those working in accounting or those who looking to pursue accountancy as a career to gain knowledge, practical experience and the all-important certification often sought by employers.

Units of Study
The Level 3 course covers a range of key areas, including:
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Indirect Tax
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

You will also develop business communications and lifelong learning skills, applying what you learn on the course to the wider industry context.

Study Method – Online and On Campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our Online and On Campus model.

Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. An experienced college tutor will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment.
Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.


On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma.

Career opportunities
The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout this qualification will qualify you for roles including Finance Officer, Assistant Accountant and Bookkeeper. You will also be eligible for AAT Bookkeeper (AATQB) status, giving you the option to work as a freelance bookkeeper.

Course Requirements

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting