Professional Courses
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This qualification covers a range of key areas applicable to a career in bookkeeping or accountancy. It is ideal for those who have completed their Level 2 qualification and are wishing to master more complex financial processes including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, costs and revenues and indirect tax.

  • How to prepare ledger accounts

  • How to prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships

  • The understanding of the nature of costs and revenues

  • The understanding of why cost accounting is important to an organisation

  • How to analyse and report information about income and expenditure

  • Recognising the importance of acting and working in an ethical manner

  • The knowledge and skills to calculate VAT and submit a VAT return

  • How to use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise data

Who is this course for? The Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting will provide learners with the specialist knowledge and skills needed for a career in an accounting role. It allows learners to develop an understanding in areas such as account preparation, spreadsheet software and professional ethics.

Facilities and Support? Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors

Entry Requirements

The learner must be 19 years or older on the first day of the course, be living in the UK and have lived in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for three years before starting the course.

If you are paying the course in full then the residency requirements do not apply.

Assessment Method

Portfolio based

Progression Opportunities

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge to either progress within the same sector or start a new career in the sector.

Study Methods

No need to attend a classroom as the course is delivered through a flexible learning model, meaning convenient learning to suit you.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.