Level 3 Accounting

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting


This is where things start to get interesting!

  • Learn all of the skills required to prepare final accounts
  • Learn more advanced management accounting techniques as well as spreadsheets and ethics
  • With 6 hours a week of study, then you can easily complete this qualification within six months
Course Fee: £700 inc VAT
(instalment options available)

Want to find out more?

Watch this video to find out more about the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting and how McArthur Online can help you attain this qualification through easy-to-follow videos and example questions.



 Tuition recordings which cover the whole syllabus, making it easier to pass your exams first time.
Full, step by step, work through of the official AAT practice exams, so you know exactly how the exams are structured, and what to expect.

 Unrivaled coverage of the new synoptic exams – these are exams that bring together a number of separate units.

 Tutor support until midnight, 7 days a week – no one else offers such comprehensive support.

 You receive all of the materials you could possibly need – including student notes and exam kits for each subject, purpose written to guarantee exam success.

 We are so confident that we will get you through your exams first time, that you get full tutor support and online access until you qualify!


There are 5 assessments in total, these are taken at a registered assessment centre, we will give you full support on choosing your exam centre.

Four are individual unit assessments which test a specific unit:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax

One is a synoptic assessment which is sat towards the end of the course, and covers a mixture of the following units:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting

Unit assessments are available on demand, whereas Synoptic assessments are only available at particular months of the year.

You can achieve the following grades

Distinction: 90-100%
Merit: 80-89%
Pass: 70-79%


Our fees £700

5 monthly instalments of £140 or one-time payment

Price includes UK postage

AAT assessment costs for 5 assessments £375

Assessment fees vary from centre to centre, the fee is paid direct to the exam venue that you choose.

AAT student registration £147

Total cost £1,222


Once completed, you move up to Level 4 Professional Diploma.

Can lead to employment in accounting roles such as assistant accountant, audit trainee or credit controller.

Our Student Reviews

“I had small child and couldn’t go to college every day, so was looking for a distance learning provider. After contacting several providers, I decided to go with McArthur Online, and I’m so pleased I did. Tutor support is great if you need it. And the cost of the course is better compared with other providers. I managed to complete Level 2 and Level 3 with distinction, and am looking forward to sitting my last exam at Level 4 and get the job of my dreams! I enjoyed these last 2 years. Highly recommended!”

Iulia Iachmeneva

“I have been working towards my AAT Qualifications with McArthur Online for over a year. The online lectures are great, the downloadable practice question workbooks are very helpful, but most of all, McArthur Online feels very human.

For Level 2, my old training provider lacked human contact, and didn’t really clear up my questions. The video lectures with McArthur Online are much easier to learn from, and Jon talks about things in much more detail but with easy to understand examples. Plus, having a tutor as a direct contact, who actually responds with detailed answers to my email queries, has been essential.”

Rebecca Blundy

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