AAT Levels 3 & 4 in Accounting
AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Levels 3 & 4 in Accounting

Introducing our brand new for 2022 AAT syllabus! Building on the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, this AAT package includes both the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting  and the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, so you can work your way up to professional accountant, earning your ability to apply for MAAT status. 

This AAT training package will teach you the essential skills and knowledge to function within a senior accounting role, including using advanced double-entry bookkeeping, implementing procedures for acquisition and disposal of non-current assets, preparing and recording depreciation calculations. You will also understand how to prepare draft budgets and revise them as required and learn how to measure performance and prepare performance reports. 

Your AAT licence is a mark of professionalism and compliance. Passing your AAT Level 3 exams and assessments will earn your right to apply for AATQB status, making you a Licensed Bookkeeper capable of offering 5 services. Passing your AAT Level 4 exams and assessments will earn your right to apply for MAAT status, making you a Licensed Accountant, where you can offer all services. We have provided a full list of services in our ‘Syllabus & Exam’ section below. Both qualifications enable you to apply to use designatory letters after your name. 

We offer a comprehensive training package for this all-new AAT Levels 3 & 4 2022 syllabus, which includes eLearning, study books, live online classes (level 3 only), and end to end support from industry experienced tutors. 

As one of the UK's largest 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 eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card which entitles you to over 200 UK discounts. 

We are incredibly honoured to be shortlisted for PQ Magazine’s ‘Accounting Online College of the Year Award 2022’ and the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020', as well as ‘AAT Tutor/Mentor of the Year Award 2022’

Key features
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Delivered in online portal with e-Learning, live online classes and study books (L3)
  • Delivery Method (L4): e-Learning, study textbooks and exam kit books
  • Exams: Available at an AAT approved test centre
  • Course Access: 15 months & 18 months
  • 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)
  • Apply to become a Licensed Accountant with MAAT status (Level 4)
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Key features
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Delivered in online portal with e-Learning, live online classes and study books (L3)
  • Delivery Method (L4): e-Learning, study textbooks and exam kit books
  • Exams: Available at an AAT approved test centre
  • Course Access: 15 months & 18 months
  • 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)
  • Apply to become a Licensed Accountant with MAAT status (Level 4)
Course Details

Why study AAT Level 3 & Level 4 Diploma in Accounting with e-Careers?

Studying with e-Careers, you will benefit from completing your AAT qualification with an experienced AAT-approved training provider. 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 605,000 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 12,000 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 provide round the clock assistance with fast response times, giving you support when you need it most.
  • 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 training platform enables you to study in your own time, wherever suits you. Our tutors offer a range of support, such as live classes, which are recorded for playback, and PDF flash cards as well as fast response times. Your portal contains all of this and more under one login, allowing you to take these resources with you wherever you go.

  • 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 (L3 only) 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 to enrol on this AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting & Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting training course to advance your accounting career today! 

 

Is the AAT Level 3 & Level 4 in Accounting Package suitable for me?

If you’re looking to work towards your AAT Level 3 & 4 Diploma in Accounting you must have gained some experience working in accounting, or if you currently have a relevant qualification in level 2 accounting or equivalent and are looking to gain the advanced qualification, this course is for you.

Due to the nature of this course, we also 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 mathematics.
  •    Have access to a PC or Laptop (This course is both Mac and Windows compatible)

What can I expect from a job in accounting?

At this level, you will be very comfortable working on high level accounting tasks required of a Finance Officer or Senior Accountant, where responsibilities may include:

  •    Reviewing financial reports.
  •    Reconciling account balances and bank statements.
  •    Maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures.
  •    Managing cash controls.
  •    Producing error-free accounting reports and presenting results.

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT training? 

When you have completed your AAT Level 3 and Level 4 training and exams, you can apply for senior accounting roles or move into the accounting industry for those new to the industry or considering how to get into accounting.  It will take you approximately 12 months to complete AAT Level 3 and 15 months to complete AAT Level 4.   

Typical job roles at this level include:

  • Senior Bookkeeper - £31,000
  • Accounts Payable/Expenses Supervisor - £33,000
  • Commercial Analyst - £34,000
  • Senior Finance Officer - £37,000
  • VAT Accountant - £37,000
  • Payments & Billing Manager - £39,000
  • Payroll Manager - £40,000
  • Cost Accountant - £40,000
  • Fixed Asset Accountant - £45,000
  • Indirect Tax Manager - £56,000

(Source: Payscale)

You’ll also be able to apply for AATQB status and apply for professional MAAT status. Both allow you to have the letters AATQB and MAAT after your name and be able to submit final balances for a variety of organisations.

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 and Level 4 qualifications, you can set up your own business and apply to provide both level 3 and level 4 services. 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.    

Designatory Letters

Earning your AAT Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications will give you the opportunity to apply for 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 a variety of organisations.

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.

MAAT (gained with AAT Level 4) - When you have earned your level 4 qualification, you can apply to earn your MAAT status and use the designatory letters MAAT after your name. You can then apply for a licence to run your own practice as an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper.

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 advanced double-entry bookkeeping, implementing procedures for acquisition and disposal of non-current assets, preparing and recording depreciation calculations, and more!

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

Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting qualification Syllabus

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting qualification comprises three mandatory units: an assessment, and a choice of five optional units. You’ll need to complete all the mandatory units and two of the five optional units, to complete the course. The assessment fees are not included in the cost of the course.

It’s best to complete the mandatory units first, before deciding which optional units you'll want to study.

We include the study text so that you have everything you need to learn, including study and exam revision kits so that you can test yourself at home and be sure you’re fully prepared for the exam.

As this course is delivered via textbook, your course will not expire, meaning you can take the exams when you’re ready.

Mandatory Units

  • Mandatory Unit 1- Applied Management Accounting
  • Mandatory Unit 2 - Drafting and interpreting Financial Statements
  • Mandatory Unit 3- Internal Accounting Systems and Controls

Optional Units

  • Optional Unit 1 - Business Tax
  • Optional Unit 2 - Personal Tax
  • Optional Unit 3 - Audit and Assurance
  • Optional Unit 4 - Cash and Financial Management
  • Optional Unit 5 - Credit and Debt Management

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.

Exams

  •    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.

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting Assessment Details

Mandatory Assessments

  • Applied Management Accounting (3hrs)
  • Drafting and interpreting Financial Statements (2hrs 30min)
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls (2hrs 30 min)

Optional Exams

  • Business Tax (2 hrs)
  • Personal Tax (2hrs)
  • Audit and Assurance (2hrs 30min)
  • Cash and Financial Management (2hrs)
  • Credit and Debt Management (2hrs)

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 essay-style answers with the Synoptic assessment.

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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