...of studying accounting whilst working. They were helpful in all aspects and were very helpful in allowing me to work at the same time as study. They provided me with all the necessary documentation and were always willing to answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend using them.
Excellent customer service and support from the start. A big thank you to all involved with the process at e-Careers and a warm thank you to Marshall and Martin for making this happen. Many thanks again.
If you’re interested in a career in Accounting, be sure to choose an award-winning professional training provider like e-Careers, to undertake your AAT Accounting training with!
We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 595,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.
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Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Foundation Certificate, Advanced & Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 2, 3 & 4) training course and kick-start your Accounting career!
If you’re interested in working in an accounting team and have no experience, or you want to start your own business as a Bookkeeper or Accountant, this AAT Accounting package is perfect for you.
This course is suitable for anyone new to the industry, or those who currently work in the accounting sector but not qualified and now looking for an official accreditation. AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) will make you a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status, and AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting will make you a Licensed Accountant with MAAT status. Both allow you to use the designatory letters after your name and offer up to 18 services to your clients (outlined in the Syllabus below).
Due to the nature of this course, we recommend that students:
Accounting responsibilities and salaries vary by job role and organisation however, once you have completed the three courses in this package, you’ll be comfortable working on senior accounting tasks, like:
You can earn an average salary of £32,500 –£42,500 a year, with some organisations offering some candidates over £60,000 a year.
Delegates who completed all three levels are considered highly trained and knowledgeable candidates prepared to undertake roles of an intermediate or senior level. It will take you approximately 6-months to complete AAT Level 2, 8-months to complete AAT Level 3 and 18-months to complete AAT Level 4.
Salaries for AAT certified professionals in the UK has risen this year. The average salary by job level has been outlined below:
When you have earned your AAT Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications, you can set up your own business and apply to provide either 5 services (Level 3) or 18 services (Level 4). These services include:
AAT Licensed Bookkeeper (Level 3) - Bookkeeping, Financial accounts, VAT, Computerised accountancy systems, and Payroll.
AAT Licensed Accountant (Level 4) - All the above plus: Financial accounts and accounts preparation for statutory purposes, Budgeting and forecasting, Management accounting, Personal and Business income tax, Inheritance, Capital gains and Corporation tax, Limited assurance engagement, Independent examination, Company secretarial services, Internal audit, and Forensic accounting.
Earning your AAT Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications will give you AATQB and professional MAAT status, letting you use the designatory letters AATQB and MAAT after your name. These designatory letters show you have gained the skills, experience and knowledge to work that employers are looking for, which can result in an increase in your earning potential. You can also now legally submit final balances for any sized organisation.
AATQB (gained with AAT Level 3) - An AAT Bookkeeping member is a qualified Bookkeeper, earning AATQB status. Delegates who have earned their AATQB status can use the designatory letters AATQB after their name, and they can apply to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper.
MAAT (gained with AAT Level 4) - An AAT full member is a qualified accountant who has successfully demonstrated the experience and skills necessary to be approved for MAAT status. Delegates who have earned their MAAT status can use the designatory letters MAAT after their name and they can apply for a licence to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper.
AAT Level 2 Accounting training will provide you with a basic knowledge of accounting principles and skills. At this level, your knowledge in accounting will develop and finance administration is your focus.
The five units you'll cover through this course are:
Average course completion time – 6-9 months
These qualifications will teach you how to process payments and receipts, prepare invoices, complete bank reconciliations, use accounting software and have the skills required to work effectively in the finance industry.
Building on the skills and techniques you’ve developed during the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2, levels 3 and 4 will provide you with a detailed understanding of more complex accounting processes to prepare you for senior job roles.
The 7 modules that you’ll cover throughout this course are:
Average course completion time – 6-8 months
The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) comprises four mandatory units; an assessment, and a choice of five optional modules. You’ll need to complete all the mandatory modules and two of the five optional modules, to complete the course. The assessment fees are not included in the cost of the course.
There are five exams in total - 4 computer-based exams and 1 Synoptic Assessment.
For Levels 2 & 3, when you are ready to take your assessments, you have two options:
Online Assessments - To take your assessment from the comfort of your home, please contact e-Careers Customer Service to book and pay for your assessment. Not available on the Synoptic Assessment. (Level 4 has this option from September 20th 2021).
Test Centre Assessments - You can still choose to sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre.
For Level 4 you can sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue.
Questions include multiple-choice, selecting answers from a drop-down menu and typing numbers into form fields. For some assessments, you will be required to type quite lengthy amounts of text, in particular with the Synoptic assessment.
You will be tested via Synoptic assessments, which will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the Level 4 qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of your qualification and will be taken at specific times throughout the year.
We’re proud to have achieved some of the highest pass marks in the UK. This is made possible because of the programme offering we have, including eLearning platform, textbooks, a range of mock exams, and our official Sage courseware.
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Synoptic windows revised
Dates for the Synoptic window have now all been confirmed for 2021, including additional dates to assist with any capacity issues as a result of social distancing restrictions. Click for the full details.
When studying for your AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer-based assessments, which are marked in three ways:
To help students have the best chances of passing their AAT exams, we have developed a series of regular exam preparation sessions for levels 2 & 3. Before the session, students complete a pre-assigned mock paper in advance, and your tutor will run through the paper and correct answers, informing you of what the AAT expect you to write and why. This helps you think in a way that will enable you to approach each question correctly, increasing the likelihood of you passing.
Synoptic window dates have now been confirmed for the remainder of the year and include additional dates to help with planning and potential capacity issues due to social distancing restrictions. Full details can be found here.
All exams are computer-based exams, and there will be one per module. These exams will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre and the format includes multiple-choice questions.
Exam fees are not included in the course cost.
If you need any more information on the AAT exams, please get in touch with one of our advisors.
Level 2 synoptic assessments
In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, the AAT has announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) and Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2).
Full details on the revised synoptic windows can be found here.
Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organisation for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres).
What you need to know
You will not be admitted to the test centre and should reschedule your exam if:
You have tested positive for COVID-19 (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine and at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart)
You are currently experiencing or have experienced one or more associated symptoms within the last fourteen (14) days (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine):
You live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (unless at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure).
Have been or are under home quarantine or centralised observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralised observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).
The TOTUM PRO Card is the replacement of the old NUS card, which offers discounts in a wide range of shops and websites, helping you get money off food, holidays and flights, clothes, make-up gym memberships and much more. TOTUM PRO card is aimed at professional learners, giving you access to exclusive discounts.
The TOTUM PRO Card offers a range of discounts across a wide range of shops and websites. The list below provides a sample of the places you can receive discounts from. Click here to review the full list of shops and websites.
To receive your TOTUM PRO Card all you need to do is enrol and pay for an eligible course (see the full list, below) and we’ll send you an email confirmation, acknowledging your eligibility for the TOTUM PRO Card. After your 14-day cooling-off period has passed, we’ll send you an email confirming that your TOTUM PRO card access is now live, and you’ll be able to use the TOTUM PRO card widget in your ‘My Account’ section on our website, to order your card.
The TOTUM PRO Card is available in a range of membership options, including: