AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

Aimed at experienced bookkeepers or anyone wishing to pursue a career in bookkeeping. This qualification covers areas such as double-entry bookkeeping, financial statements, intermediate spreadsheets, and software use.

The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping offers progression for those who already have bookkeeping knowledge at the Foundation level, either to gain employment in a bookkeeping role or to further study. This qualification is suitable for those who have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping and may help students already working in a bookkeeping role to progress by offering them formal recognition of their skills. The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment.

About the Course

AAT does not set any prerequisites for the study of the AAT advanced certificate in bookkeeping however, it would be advantageous to hold a bookkeeping level 2 qualification or have a basic knowledge of bookkeeping. The qualification is made up of the following 3 units.

  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Final accounts preparation
  • Indirect tax

Course duration: 6 months

Delivery: Classroom and online

Blended Delivery Model

New City College works in partnership with Mindful Education to deliver an innovative, high-quality, and flexible training programme that empowers learners minimises disruption to employers, and produces tangible results in the workplace.

Learners will benefit from bespoke, high-quality, and contemporary content. All course materials are available on-demand, learners can then access, revisit or revise at their convenience. Learners also benefit from classroom sessions at one of New City College’s /campuses where they can interact on set projects and assessments, discuss concepts, and exchange ideas face-to-face.


AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians offering practical real-world qualifications. AAT qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. An AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

What could this qualification lead to?

The bookkeeping skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning. The skills developed in the AAT advanced certificate in bookkeeping can lead to employment as:

  • A professional bookkeeper
  • A senior bookkeeper
  • An accounts manager
  • A ledger Manager

Students completing the AAT advanced certificate in bookkeeping may wish to go on and complete the full AAT advanced diploma in accounting. If students wish to continue studying and choose to complete one of the full AAT accounting qualifications, their short qualification achievement/s may be transferred to the larger qualification.

If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for an AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AAT bookkeeping status (AATQB).

Course cost: £950

If you would like further information on an individual application or you are an employer that wants to start planning your future training needs please get in touch – call 020 7613 9031 or e-mail commercial@ncclondon.ac.uk

We will talk you through the enrolment process, and provide any information you need.