AAT (Bookkeeping) Level 3 Advanced Certificate (Distance Learning)

Level 3 - A Level or BTEC National or IB or NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent

Subject Area Business

Attendance Distance Learning


The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) are the UK's leading professional body for vocational accountants. Working across the globe with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. AAT members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.

AAT accounting qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Morrisons, P&G, Baker and Tilley, the Ministry of Defense and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, as AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. In short, 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.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Distance Learning

Who the course is for

The Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is ideal for individuals looking to further develop their understanding and knowledge of bookkeeping.

Qualification Gained

On completion on this course and passing all three modules you will gain the AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification.

Learners will be elgible to apply for the AAT Bookkeeping membership and acheive AATQB status. Please visit the AAT website for further information, www.aat.org.uk.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

You would have three modules to complete:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Financial statements
  • Indirect Tax

Learning Methods

Supported online learners will have access to our virtual learning enviroment which provides all course material and content. Learners can log in at any time as long as they have internet access. Learners will also have access to a curriculum leader to support them through their studies.

Learner will be required to dedicate between 6-10 hours flexibly per week.

Assessment Methods

All AAT assessments are practical computer based assessments (CBAs) and marked automatically. During the AAT Advanced Certifcate in Bookkeeping you will have 3 assessments, which must be sat either at Newcastle College or an external AAT test centre. 

Progression Opportunities

Once you have completed this qualification, you can then complete a further 3 modules to complete and gain your AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. You would then be able to move onto the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities on completion of this course may include:

  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Senior Bookkeeping
  • Accounts Manager
  • Ledger Manager

Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to study this qualification must hold GCSE's in Mathematics and English at Grade C, 4 or above. To ensure you are studying at the correct level we will ask you to complete a diagnostic assessment as part of the ernolment process.

You would also need to have completed the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or Accounting.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.