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What is the AAT Foundation & Advanced in Accounting Level 2 & 3 package

The AAT Foundation and Advanced in Accounting Level 2 & 3 qualifications are the most cost-effective way to get your Accounting career path underway or to progress in your current Accounting role with AAT.

Upon completion of both courses, you will have the knowledge and skills required to efficiently and reliably handle advanced accounting tasks, such as advanced bookkeeping, final accounts preparation and indirect tax. You'll also be awarded professional AAT Bookkeeper status, allowing you to use the initials AATQB after your name and qualify you to submit the final balance for companies of any size.

The AAT package includes both the AAT Foundation in Accounting Certificate Level 2 & AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

We are incredibly honoured to announce that we've been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020!'

AAT membership is included with this course, saving you nearly £150! 

Gain an AAT accredited qualification. Enrol today!

Available delivery methods for this course
Online

Online

Onsite

Onsite

Group booking

Group booking

Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online & Books
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 & 15 months
  • 89.2% Pass rate (Level 3)
  • 93.7% Pass rate (Level 2)
  • Dual AAT & Sage Certification
  • Xero Advisor Certification
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AAT Foundation & Advanced in Accounting (Level 2 & 3)
£1,042 ex. VAT

This package has been developed for individuals looking to fast-track a career in Accountancy and includes the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 & AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 courses.

Package includes

If bought separately
  • AAT Level 2 & 3 in Accounting - Study Text Books

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    £833 ex. VAT
  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) - eLearning

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    £521 ex. VAT
  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) - eLearning

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    £521 ex. VAT
We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT
We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT

Is the AAT Foundation and Advanced in Accounting Level 2 & 3 package right for me?

Having a basic understanding of accounting, or relevant work experience would be beneficial, however the AAT Foundation and Advanced in Accounting Level 2 & Level 3 Package is suitable for anyone to enrol onto. That said, due to the nature of this course we recommend that students:

  •    Are at least 16 years old (or have the consent of a parent or guardian)
  •    Have a solid understanding of the English language
  •    Are comfortable with basic mathematics
  •    Have access to a PC or Laptop (This course is both Mac and Windows compatible, however the Sage software is not compatible with Apple Mac’s, unless Boot Camp is installed).

While our certifications are delivered online, we have also added the study textbooks within the price, to assist you with your studies.

How will this Accounting package advance my career?

Completing both the AAT Foundation Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualifications will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become an Accountant and to successfully be able to undertake essential accounting functions, such as final accounts preparation and advanced bookkeeping.

Additional pathways include progressing onto our AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4, a promotion in your current Accounting job, starting your own business, or a new senior Accounting job.

What can I expect from a job in Accounting?

AAT graduates are in high demand by employers due to their hands-on accounting skills, so once you’ve completed the Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2, you can start to apply for the following job roles:

  •    Accounts Administrator - £23k
  •    Payroll Administrator - £23k
  •    Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk - £23k
  •    Accounts Payable Clerk - £24k

Once you’ve completed the Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3, you can start considering more senior roles, such as:

  •    Accounts Payable Clerk – £24k
  •    Accounts/Finance Assistant – £24.5k
  •    Bookkeeper – £28.5k
  •    Payroll Supervisor – £32.5
  •    Finance Officer – £37.5k

Salaries vary by industry, sector and role, however, averages Accountancy salaries at this level range between £23,000 and £25,000 a year. After a few years’ working at this level, good Accountants can earn over £60,000 a year.

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Why study this AAT qualification with e-Careers

We’re here to ensure you’re able to learn productively and effectively, so we provide you with all the required tools and support to do so. As an award-winning organisation, we embody innovation and professionalism, however, we offer much more than this to our students.

Other benefits include:

  •    High quality training materials: Interactive online course with videos, mock exams, practice assessments, and hardcopy study textbooks
  •    We boast one of the industry’s highest average pass rates between 89.2% and 93.7%
  •    Includes AAT Membership worth nearly £150
  •    An average course completion time of 6-8 months
  •    Access to course material for 12 months (Level 2) & 15 months (Level 3)
  •    180 days of access to Sage 50 Accounts Professional software
  •    Continued Tutor Support throughout the duration of your course
  •    Two qualifications in one course (AAT Level 2, AAT Level 3 and Sage Software)

Contact us today to get enrolled in this accounting course and move closer to becoming an advanced accredited Accounting Professional.

AAT Syllabus - What are the Units covered at Level 2 & 3

The AAT Level 2 & 3 courses in Accounting will provide you with a fairly comprehensive understanding of accounting practices and processes, such as advanced double-entry bookkeeping, implementing procedures for acquisition and disposal of non-current assets. 

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 modules:   

The AAT Level 2 & 3 courses in Accounting will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of accounting practices and processes, such as advanced double-entry bookkeeping, implementing procedures for acquisition and disposal of non-current assets.

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 modules:  

  •    Bookkeeping Transactions
  •    Bookkeeping Controls
  •    Elements of Costing
  •    Using Accounting Software
  •    Work Effectively in Finance

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting modules:

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

The AAT require all students to join as a student member but don’t worry, the membership fee is something we've included with our courses! Just be sure to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date, please. This registration allows you to take any necessary exams and benefit from additional AAT support and resources. 

*This course package is compatible with Windows and Mac devices but please note that the Sage 50 software is only compatible with Windows.

AAT Exams – Update

AAT exams and assessments are now open again from Monday 29th June 2020.

We're pleased to confirm that AAT assessments will be available again from Monday 29 June 2020, since their suspension due to Covid-19, on the 22nd March 2020.

Based on current information and guidance provided by the Government to help businesses get back on track, the AAT intends to make assessments available from 29th June 2020.

Advice

Social distancing guidance

The AAT expect all training providers and assessment venues to act responsibly and ensure they adhere to all government rules and guidelines in relation to social distancing when offering AAT assessments on site. We'll be providing more guidance around social distancing in the coming weeks.

Synoptic windows revised

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.

In summary, these are:

Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland) Synoptic

– week commencing 13 July, 20 July, 17 August, 14 September, 12 October, 7 December

Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 (Level 8 in Scotland) Synoptic

– week commencing 6 July, 13 July, 24 August, 21 September, 19 October, 14 December

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).

Results will be issued to students on 13 August and, because of this exercise, we are unable to make the Level 2 synoptic assessment available until after these results are released.

The next Level 2 synoptic window will start in the week commencing 17 August.

Full details on the revised synoptic windows can be found here.

AAT – Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting Exams

There are five exams in total - 4 computer-based exams and 1 Synoptic Assessment.

Exams 

  •    Bookkeeping Transactions (1 Hour 30 minutes)
  •    Bookkeeping Controls (1 Hour 30 minutes)
  •    Elements of Costing (1 Hour 30 minutes)
  •    Using Accounting Software (2 Hours)
  •    Foundation Certificate in Accounting Synoptic Test Assessment (2 Hours)

AAT Exams - Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting Exam

There are five exams in total: 4 computer-based exams and 1 Synoptic Assessment.

Exams

  •    Advanced Bookkeeping (2 Hours)
  •    Final Accounts Preparation (2 Hours)
  •    Management Accounting – Costing (2 Hours 30 minutes)
  •    Indirect Taxation (1 Hour 30 minutes)
  •    Advanced Diploma in Accounting Synoptic Test Assessment (2 Hours)

AAT exams will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre, and the format includes multiple-choice questions.

Please note, exam fees are not included in the course price. These will be around £60-£85 per exam.

Synoptic Assessments

Synoptic Assessments have been developed to test your level of understanding throughout a range of topics from your AAT qualifications.

Pass Rates

We’ve achieved some of the highest pass marks in the UK, which we are extremely proud of.

Our AAT Level 2 pass rate is 93.7%, and our AAT Level 3 pass rate is 89.2%.

This is mainly due to the study package that we offer, which includes our eLearning courses, study books, mock exams, AAT membership, and more!

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