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AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Levels 2 & 3 in Accounting

The AAT Levels 2 & 3 in Accounting course is the most cost-effective way to get your accounting career path underway or to progress in your current accounting role. You will learn essential fundamental accounting skills, such as double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, costings, and how to use accounting software, before undertaking more complex accounting processes, such as advanced double-entry bookkeeping, implementing procedures for acquisition and disposal of non-current assets, preparing, and recording depreciation calculations, and more!

This training package includes AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting courses. 

Upon completion of both courses, you will have the knowledge and skills required to handle advanced accounting tasks efficiently and reliably, and you will be able to apply for professional AAT Bookkeeper status, allowing you to use the initials AATQB after your name and qualify you to submit the final balance for most companies.

We want you to pass your AAT exams and have a successful career in finance. To help you fully prepare, we have developed a comprehensive training package for AAT Levels 2 & 3, which includes eLearning, study books, live online classes, official Sage certification and software, and responsive tutor support to provide you with additional help when you need it.

As one of the UK's largest and most trusted AAT training providers, we have successfully trained 8,000+ AAT students and have some of the highest pass rates in the country.

This AAT training course is also eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card.  

We're incredibly honoured to be recognised for our achievements as an AAT Training Provider, and we're proud to have been awarded the following accolades and awards: 

  • AAT Tutor of the Year, 2024 - WINNERS! 
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2024 - Finalist.
  • PQ Magazine's Editor's Choice, 2023 - WINNERS!
  • AAT Tutor of the year award, 2022 - Finalist.
  • PQ Magazine’s Accounting Online College of the Year, 2022 - Finalist.
  • AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year, 2020 - Finalist.

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Key features

  • Course Access: 12 & 15 months
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Tutor support and fast response times from industry experts with over 20 years’ experience
  • Apply to become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status (Level 3)
  • Delivered in online portal with a personal study plan, live sessions, and workbooks
  • Exams: Available at an AAT approved test centre (additional cost)
  • Includes Sage Training, Certificate & Software
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Key features
  • Course Access: 12 & 15 months
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Tutor support and fast response times from industry experts with over 20 years’ experience
  • Apply to become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status (Level 3)
  • Delivered in online portal with a personal study plan, live sessions, and workbooks
  • Exams: Available at an AAT approved test centre (additional cost)
  • Includes Sage Training, Certificate & Software

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Course Details

Why study the AAT Levels 2 & 3 in Accounting course with e-Careers?

Studying AAT with e-Careers gives you access to an array of resources designed specifically for our students by industry experts, ensuring you are receiving the most up-to-date knowledge helping you to launch your career.

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. Our close relationships with employers means we can provide you with the most in-demand skills in the accounting industry.

We're proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 13,000 reviews from our past students.

Benefits of this training course 

  • Digital study resources – Your online portal contains all the additional help and study support you need including Kaplan study books (PDF); Kaplan workbooks (PDF); mock exams; question banks as well as PDF Kaplan Pocket Notes (flash cards) and PowerPoint slides so you can study no matter where you are.
  • Live online sessions – Live exam preparation sessions and live online theory classes to help students prepare to sit their exams confidently. These classes are recorded and available to play back at a time that suits you.
  • Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our new eLearning portal, so you can study wherever and whenever suits you best with a range of videos, animations, and other interactive content, making it perfect for desktop or mobile.
  • Created by industry experts - This course was written and developed by our team of experts, including AAT professionals who teach in college, bringing classroom quality training to your online course.
  • Tutor support included – Our AAT tutors have over 20 years of industry experience and are dedicated to providing round the clock assistance with fast response times, giving you support when you need it most.
  • Sage Business Cloud training, certificate, and software included (90 days) – We offer this training with a certificate included, allowing you to demonstrate Sage proficiency to employers.
  • High pass rates - Our pass rates are higher than the national average (see Syllabus & Exams section for details).
  • Authority – We are an industry-recognised and AAT approved training provider.
  • A badge of excellence – AAT is recognised by employers both nationally and internationally and teach you a range of practical, real-world accounting skills that can be applied in UK businesses.
  • Gain the skills employers want – We work closely with employers to ensure you are workplace-ready with in-demand skills.
  • Boost your earning potential – Your certifications will begin your journey to opening career paths to more senior job roles, helping you maximise your earning potential.
  • Best price guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
  • Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  • TOTUM PRO Card – This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card.

Benefits of our NEW online training platform

Our new online training platform is designed to give you the best possible experience during your AAT training. Designed by industry experts, you can be sure that everything you need to gain your qualification is contained in one platform.

  • Stay motivated and learn when it suits you and your lifestyle with access to resources 24/7
  • All the help, support and guidance in one place including tutor support, FAQ’s and customer service contact details
  • Online learning includes videos and interactive animations bringing the subject to life
  • Includes videos throughout your learning from your tutor guiding you on how to work through the course and keep you on track and focussed on how to achieve exam success
  • Mobile friendly platform and content that works across all devices (PC, Macs, mobiles and tablets) 
  • Assignments so that you can put into practice what you’ve learned and test your knowledge
  • Unrivalled additional study support – Digital versions of your Kaplan books (including study text, workbooks and flash cards), question banks, multiple practice papers so you don’t need to buy additional materials to get through your study.
  • Book your live online classes with a single click (but don’t worry if you can’t make it, you can watch the recorded version so you never miss out on learning)
  • Notifications when new resources are added to your portal
  • Engage with your peers and join our community of students – chat, support each other and set up study groups 
  • Personalised study plan to help keep you on track

Contact us today to enrol on this AAT Diploma in Accounting (Levels 2 & 3) training course and kick-start your accounting career!By enrolling onto our AAT Levels 2, 3 & 4 course you could save yourself money when compared to taking them separately.

Is the AAT Accounting Levels 2 and 3 package suitable for me?

Having a basic understanding of accounting, or relevant work experience would be beneficial, however the AAT Levels 2 & 3 in Accounting Package is suitable for anyone to enrol onto.

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)

This certification is delivered on our eLearning platform, and we also include textbooks within the price.

What can I expect from a job in accounting? 

Accounting responsibilities and salaries vary by job role and organisation however, once you have completed the two courses in this package, you’ll be comfortable working on accounting tasks, such as: 

  • Reviewing financial reports 
  • Reconciling account balances and bank statements 
  • Managing cash controls
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What jobs can I apply for after my AAT training? 

Completing both the AAT Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma in Accounting qualifications will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to  bookkeeper and to successfully be able to undertake essential accounting functions, such as final accounts preparation for small organisations and advanced bookkeeping.

Additional pathways include progressing onto our 

AAT graduates are in high demand by employers due to their hands-on accounting skills, so once you’ve completed AAT Levels 2 & 3 in accounting, you can start to apply for the following job roles:

  • Accounts Administrator - £23,000
  • Payroll Administrator - £23,000
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk - £23,000
  • Accounts Payable Clerk - £24,000

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

  • Accounts Payable Clerk 24,000
  • Accounts/Finance Assistant – £24,500
  • Bookkeeper – £28,500
  • Payroll Supervisor – £32,500
  • Finance Officer – £37,500
  • Setting up your own practice

(Source: Payscale)

AAT Salaries

Salaries for AAT certified professionals in the UK has risen this year. The average salary by job level has been outlined below: 

  • Administrator - £20,000  
  • Accounts/Finance Assistant - £21,989  
  • Accounts/Finance Officer - £27,000  
  • Team Leader/Supervisor - £28,000  
  • Junior Manager - £31,000  
  • Middle Manager - £36,000  
  • Director/Senior Manager - £46,000  

Services you will be certified to offer

When you have earned your AAT Level 3 qualification, you can set up your own business and apply to provide 5 services.

These services include:

AAT Licensed Bookkeeper (Level 3) - bookkeeping, financial accounts for small businesses, VAT, computerised accountancy systems, and payroll.

Dpesignatory Letters

Earning your AAT Level 3 qualification will give you AATQB status, letting you use the designatory letters AATQB 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) –

Once you have completed AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, you can apply to earn your AATQB status, and can use the designatory letters AATQB after your name. You can then apply to run your own practice as an AAT Licensed 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 start to develop and finance administration is your focus.

The five units you'll cover through this course, are: 

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Bookkeeping
    • Sage Business Cloud training included
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Unit 3 - Principles of Costing
  • Unit 4 – The Business Environment
  • Unit 5 – The Business Environment Synoptic Assessment

Average course completion time – 9-12 months 

These qualifications will teach you how to process payments and receipts, prepare invoices, complete bank reconciliations, and have the skills required to work effectively in the finance industry.

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Syllabus 

Building on the skills and techniques you developed throughout Level 2, the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting will enable you to understand and perform more complex accounting processes, such as negotiate payment plans for credit

The 4 modules that you’ll cover throughout this course, are: 

  • Unit 1 -Business Awareness
  • Unit 2 –Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Unit 3 -Management Accounting Techniques
  • Unit 4 –Tax Processes for Businesses

Average course completion time – 12 - 15 months

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting Exam Details

Included in your online hub is all the support you need to pass your exams, including e-learning, books, mock papers and practice assessments. Your personal AAT tutor will also run your live online classes so that you get the benefits of learning in a college class without leaving your home. Live online classes cover revision sessions and practice papers on the units you need to pass your exams. 

There are four exams in total. All are computer-based exams, including 1 Synoptic Assessment.  


  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (90 mins) 
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls (90 mins) 
  • Principles of Costing (90 mins) 
  • The Business Environment (2 hours) 

When you are ready to take your assessments, you need to book your exam at an AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre. 

Exam fees are not included in the course cost.

Your final exam is a Synoptic assessment, which will test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the Level 2 qualification. Synoptic assessments are sat towards the end of your qualification and will be taken at specific times throughout the year.  

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Exam Details 

Your course contains all the support and resources you need to pass your exams with flying colours. You will have access to mock papers, past recorded sessions, and the ability to contact your tutor with any questions you may have. Online classes cover revision sessions and practice papers on all the modules needed to pass your exams such as Business Awareness, Management Accounting Techniques and Audit and Assurance. 

There are 4 computer-based exams in total, which will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre. 


  • Business Awareness (2 hours 30 mins) 
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements (2 hours 30 mins) 
  • Management Accounting Techniques (2 hours 30 minutes) 
  • Tax Processes for Businesses (1 Hour 30 minutes) 

The exam format includes multiple-choice questions, selecting answers from a drop-down menu and typing numbers and text into form fields. 

Exam fees are not included in the course costs.

AAT Membership 

Membership is not included in this course but will be required to sit exams. As a student AAT member, you will benefit from:  

  • Access to AAT learning portal  
  • Green light tests to check if you’re exam ready
  • Helplines to support you throughout your career 
  • Free events 
  • Discussion forums  
  • Exclusive networking events 
  • And more… 

Pass Rates 

We’re proud to have achieved some of the highest pass marks in the UK.  

  • AAT Level 2: National pass rate is 85.0% | e-Careers pass rate is 91.2%
  • AAT Level 3: National pass rate is 75.0% | e-Careers pass rate is 87.6%
  • AAT Level 4: National pass rate is 68.8% | e-Careers pass rate is 82.2%

AAT Exams Update - COVID-19 

Covid restrictions for England and Wales have now been removed. Please check with your local exam centre for advice on COVID-19 processes.

What is the TOTUM PRO Card?

This course is eligible for the TOTUM PRO Card, which is the replacement of the card commonly known as the 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.

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