The Advanced Diploma builds on your knowledge gained at Foundation, teaching advanced bookkeeping, accounts preparation, ethics in accountancy and more. These skills will help you progress in your career.
Or from £85.05 per month*
Self study with printed and online materials for you to work through at your own pace, with tutor support available when you need it.
Or from £112.95 per month*
Study when it suits you with an efficient tutor-led online course using resources designed specifically to keep you motivated and engaged.
Or from £139.50 per month*
The nearest thing to sitting in a classroom. Join timetabled live lectures on your computer and post questions for live tutor feedback.
Or from £154.50 per month*
Face-to-face learning at one of 21 local Kaplan training centres, taught by expert tutors on a weekday, weekend or evening.
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Our most frequently asked questions are answered here.
Can I start at Advanced Diploma?
If you don’t have any work experience or accounting qualifications, we would recommend you start at Foundation. If you think you may be exempt, use the AAT exemptions checker or contact our Student Support team.
What's covered in AAT Advanced?
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) builds on your knowledge gained at Foundation (level 2), teaching advanced bookkeeping, accounts preparation and ethics in accountancy.
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Do the units need to be taken in any particular order?
You can study units in any order, but we would advise that you complete the Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK) unit before studying for Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR). The synoptic assessment can only be taken once you have completed all other units.
Do I get any exemptions?
If you have worked in accounts for some time or have relevant accountancy qualifications, you may be exempt from some units. You may also have exemptions if you have completed the AAT Bookkeeping Short Qualification
Is funding available to help me study AAT?
Yes. Kaplan offer an interest-free payment plan so you can spread the cost of your studies. You may also be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan which covers the cost of your course upfront, helping you spread the cost. You could also apply to study via an Apprenticeship. Terms & conditions apply.
How do I book my exam?
Book an exam when you're ready. You will need to provide the following: AAT ID number, date of birth and payment. You can pay by card, PayPal or we can invoice your employer. If you're not sure when to sit your exam, our timetables suggest recommended exam dates.
Are the AAT registration fees included in the course price?
No, you need to register with AAT directly.
How long does it take to complete the Advanced Diploma?
On average, most students complete the Advanced Diploma within 12 months.
I’m currently studying with another provider? Can I switch to Kaplan?
Absolutely. If you have remaining units in Advanced Diploma, or wish to start Professional Diploma with us, you can start studying with us straight away and benefit from the support, flexibility and confidence included with all our courses.
Can’t find an answer? Contact our Student Services team on (+44) 0161 259 7400
Call us between 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday and bank holidays, where our Student Services team will be able to answer any AAT questions. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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