Advanced diploma in accounting


The Advanced Diploma in Accounting (sometimes known as Level 3) is made up of five modules, including a synoptic preparation module. Most students complete this level in 9 – 12 months. Once the Advanced Diploma in Accounting is complete, students can move onto the Professional Diploma in Accounting.

Students should have completed the Foundation Certificate or Bookkeeping Certificate or have a relevant qualification or experience if starting at this level. Apprentices may complete this qualification as part of the Assistant Accountant apprenticeship standard.


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

Key Facts

  • Classroom or blended learning
  • Bookkeeping knowledge or experience essential
  • Takes between 9 months & 1 year to complete