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What is the AAT Qualification Programme with Job Guarantee

The UK has over 5.9m SME’s (small and medium sized enterprises), which constitutes over 99% of all the businesses in the country. Every single company needs someone to do their bookkeeping, file their accounts or advise them on a variety of financial matters.  

In this entrepreneurial and technological era, there has never been more of a need for accountants to ply their trade, yet the industry is facing a shortage of practically equipped accountants. 

AAT award 90% of all the vocational accounting and finance qualifications in the UK. As a leading AAT training provider, we have developed a unique programme that offers our candidates the opportunity to gain an AAT qualification and obtain practical experience that will make them valuable in industry.

We have a huge network of Accountancy firms and employers that are desperately seeking well equipped individuals that we can guarantee a job to anyone and everyone that graduates through our unique Accounting Job Guarantee Programme.

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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Classroom
  • Accredited & Experienced Trainers
  • Over 4,000 candidates placed into employment
  • Includes Certification, Training & Work Experience
  • Guaranteed Job upon Completion*
  • Exceptional Pass-Rates: 93.7% (AAT Level 2) & 89.2% (AAT Level 3)
AAT Qualification Programme with Job Guarantee

The AAT Qualification Programme with Job Guarantee has been developed to provide you with the knowledge, certifications and work experience to enable you to build a successful career in Accountancy or Bookkeeping, with the added benefit of a guaranteed job upon completion of your course.

This extensive programme has been crafted by our team of experts, who will equip you to be job ready in the shortest possible time. Upon successful completion you will be guaranteed employment.

Is the AAT Job Guarantee Programme right for me?

This programme is ideal for anyone looking to fast-track a career in Accounting or Bookkeeping.  Whether you wish to work within a company, accountancy firm or set up your own business, then this programme is ideal for you. 

  •    Looking to change career into Accounting or Bookkeeping
  •    Looking to start your own Accountancy Practice
  •    Already working in Accounting or Bookkeeping but have no qualifications
  •    Graduates with little or no experience, either currently studying or recently completed
  •    Currently studying a Professional Qualification in Accounting, Bookkeeping, Management Accounting, Finance or Business and wish to get into employment or start their own business
  •    Those wishing to refresh their knowledge
  •    Teams who wish to upgrade their knowledge (bespoke solutions available)

Enrolment, Studying and the Job Offer Process 

We have made the whole process as simple as possible.

You will have a conversation with one of our Course Consultants to discuss your current level of knowledge, experience and your career goals.  The Course Consultant will then work with you to map out your personalised study plan.

The journey is typically broken into 3 stages:

  •    Stage 1 - Training and Certification
  •    Stage 2 - Practical Training and Work Experience
  •    Stage 3 - Interviews and Job Placement

Stage 1 – Training and Certification 

Depending on your level of knowledge, experience and career goals our Course Consultant will discuss the most appropriate qualification for you. 

Typically, our candidates study the following AAT qualifications: 

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) 

Part of your AAT courses with us include modules for Sage 50 Accounting Software Level 2, Xero Advisor Certification and Microsoft Excel. This will give you hands-on training with the world’s most popular bookkeeping software. 

You do not need to have completed your AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) qualification prior to moving to Stage 2, however you need to have commenced it. You will be required to have passed your AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) exams prior to moving to Stage 2.

Stage 2 – Practical Training & Work Experience 

You will join us and other like-minded individuals at our classes (in your choice of London or Birmingham) to embark on a journey to gain the skills that are desperately sought-after throughout the industry.  

“There are many individuals completing qualifications in Accounting or Bookkeeping, however our industry lacks people coming through the education system who have the practical knowledge to hit the ground running. It is this competence that will stand them out from the crowd.” (Sir Eric Peacock) 

3-Day Accounting Fast-Track (3 consecutive weekdays) – This will get you prepared for the practical training that will follow. This is particularly useful for those who have only completed AAT Level 2 or equivalent accounting qualifications, graduates who are still studying or those who haven’t worked in the industry for a long time. 

6-Day Practical Training (Either Saturday or Sunday over 6 consecutive weekends) – Our practical training course is the bridge between someone who has academic knowledge and someone who is ready to enter the industry and hit the ground running. You will cover all the important elements that an entry-level Accountant would cover on regular basis. During the course, you will also be educated on all the popular bookkeeping software available in the market. 

6-Day Work Experience (Either Saturday or Sunday over 6 consecutive weekends) – Under supervised conditions, you will be working on real client data and the projects will cover all the elements that you have studied throughout your programme. On completion, you will not only have the knowledge and experience, but the confidence to work in an accountancy practice, work in a company or even set up your own business. You will be able to boast this experience on your CV and demonstrate it at interview stage.

Internal Assessment – Equipped with the qualifications and work experience, your knowledge will be put to the test with an internal assessment. The assessment will be focussed on the practical elements of accounting and bookkeeping and will stand you in good stead before you enter the industry.

Stage 3 - Interviews and Job Placement 

In the final stage of your journey, we will get you prepared for work.  

CV Preparation - This process is initially focussed on getting your CV up to the mark. We want you to highlight all the skills you have gained throughout your journey with us and present yourself as the best candidate possible for future employers.

Mock Interview – This will be carried out by  an external Accounting professional with yourself. During this process, you will have the experience of an actual interview, receive guidance, hints and tips for future improvement. 

Job Guarantee* – At this stage, there is a significant chance that you may have already been offered employment. 80% of our candidates are employed within 3 months of this stage. 

Our recruitment team will work closely with you and arrange interviews through our network of employers. You will then start to receive invitations to interviews and prepare to start your new career. 

Our recruitment team will remain by your side until you are employed.  

As this is a combination of training and hands-on practical work, you will have the certifications needed in this industry, but you’ll also gain the confidence required to succeed. 

*To qualify for this Job Guarantee you must attend our classes, pass your exam(s), internal assessments and attend our recruitment events.

AAT is the world’s leading professional body for Accounting Technicians and 90% of all vocational accounting and finance qualifications in the UK are awarded by AAT. Here are some reasons why you should study an AAT qualification: 

  •    AAT qualifications are recognised all over the world
  •    Employers value AAT, with organisations such as KPMG, Asda and TUI training their staff with AAT
  •    77% of candidates agree that studying AAT qualifications increased their earning potential
  •    85% of AAT members within UK companies felt very secure in their jobs
  •    34% of AAT Licensed Accountants have their own practice as well as employment elsewhere

e-Careers is one of the largest and most respected AAT training providers, who boast exceptionally high pass-rates and offer practical training, work experience and guarantee of work to its candidates.

Why choose e-Careers

We will help you gain employment!

With over 16 years-experience and over 4,000 candidates placed into a variety of roles during this period, we have a developed a tried and tested programme, comprising of certifications, practical training, work experience and recruitment events. We hold your hand right from the beginning all the way through to you getting a job offer. 

From those 4,000 candidates, many have gone on to forge successful careers, either working freelance or starting their careers with some of the world’s largest companies! 

Once you have decided that you wish to progress with a career in Bookkeeping or Accountancy, then this programme is ideal for you. 

Why Study AAT with e-Careers

We are one of the largest and most successful AAT training providers in the UK. Thousands of people have benefitted from studying their AAT with e-Careers, here are few reasons why:

  •    We obtain some of the highest pass-rates in the industry, with these pass-rates validated by AAT:
    •    AAT Level 2 pass-rate 93.7%
    •    AAT Level 3 pass-rate 89.2%
  •    Our courses include engaging eLearning, books, practice assessments and study plans
  •    Course content is written by our trainers who have over 20 years’ experience delivering training
  •    Our trainers are available anytime to answer any questions you may have and guide you through your journey
  •    Our course content is continuously updated
  •    All our AAT courses include AAT membership. Membership is mandatory for you to sit AAT exams, additional member benefits include:
    •    Interact with over 125,000 AAT professional members and other students online
    •    Additional eLearning modules and green light tests to validate your knowledge
    •    Career advice direct from employers
  •    Ability to add AAT to your LinkedIn profile and highlight that you’re working towards a professional Accountancy qualification
  •    Invitation to AAT events
  •    We are the largest Sage Certified Training Provider in the UK (validated by Sage UK) (Sage Certification is included with your AAT qualification).
  •    We are a premier provider of Xero Certification. (Xero Certification is included with your AAT qualification)

Many publicly available reports highlight the shortage of skilled employees in the industry. In addition, the introduction of cloud based Bookkeeping software such as Xero, QuickBooks and FreeAgent has enabled many individuals to establish their own businesses quickly and effectively. 

Whether you are looking for a career change, a promotion or starting your own business, completing this programme will open multiple exciting pathways for you.  

Our candidates typically go on to the following roles:

  •    Bookkeeper
  •    Assistant Accountant
  •    Finance Officer
  •    Audit Trainee
  •    Payroll Supervisor
  •    Credit Controller
  •    Accounts Receivable / Payable
  •    Tax Assistant
  •    VAT Accountant
  •    Insolvency Executive
  •    Self employed
  •    Freelance

Stage 2 of the programme - 'Practical Training & Work Experience' commences at various times throuhgout the year, in either London or Birmingham.   

Accounting Fast-Track (3-Days)

Helping you prepare for the following Practical Training element, making it useful for individuals who have only completed AAT Level 2 or equivalent Accounting qualifications, or current students. This training is for 3 days.

  •    London – Monday 8th, 9th & 10th June 2020
  •    Birmingham – Monday 22nd, 23rd & 24th June 2020

Practical Training (6 Days) & Work Experience (6 Days) 

Practical Training - The bridge between academic knowledge and being industry ready. This training covers the key elements an entry-level Accountant would use on regular basis. This training is for 6 days. 

Work Experience - While being supervised you will work on real client data, covering the elements you've studied throughout the programme. This training is also for 6 days, making the full Practical Training and Work Experience 12 days.

  •    London – Commencing Saturday 13th June 2020, and then every Saturday for 12 weeks
  •    Birmingham – Commencing Sunday 28th June 2020, then every Sunday for 12 weeks

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) 

The AAT Accounting Level 2 Foundation Certificate will provide you with a basic knowledge of accounting principles and skills. At this level, finance administration is your main focus; and your knowledge in accounting starting to develop. 

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

  •    Bookkeeping Transactions 

Learn how to reconcile a supplier’s statement, review double-entry processes, the cashbook, discounted transactions and payment records.

  •    Bookkeeping Controls 

Feel confident preparing control accounts and using journals, better understand the banking system, manage petty cash, cash books and control accounts.

  •    Elements of Costing 

Understand how to use spreadsheets to budget effectively and calculate product costs. Gain experience with manufacturing accounts, product coding and costing for inventories, as well as looking at labour costing. 

  •    Using Accounting Software 

Start to form the required skills to process transactions professionally, using Sage 50 computerised accounting software, establish how to set up a company effectively, manage ledgers, enter sales and purchase transactions, and get to grips with payments and banking receipts. 

  •    Work Effectively in Finance 

Explore what it takes to become an effective member of the Accounting team, learn to complete accounting and payroll functions, and gain an understanding of professional ethics. You will also work on essential business skills, which include personal development and managing your workload. 

  •    Foundation Certificate Synoptic Assessment 

The synoptic assessment will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context. Scenarios will change over time to ensure the validity of the assessment. 

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) exams

There are four computer-based exams and one Synoptic assessment:  

AAT - Level 2 Certificate in Accounting Exams: 

  •    Bookkeeping Transactions
  •    Bookkeeping Controls
  •    Elements of Costing
  •    Foundation Certificate in Accounting Synoptic Test Assessment
  •    Using Accounting Software

The exams will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre and the format includes multiple choice questions. Don’t worry, we’ll give you all the information and support you need to book your exams, when you’re ready. If you need any more information on the AAT exams, get in touch with one of our Course Consultants’. 

Exam fees are not included in the course cost and will be approximately £60-85 per exam and will vary by exam centre. 

AAT require all students to join as a student member but don’t worry, the membership fee is something we have included within 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 sit any necessary exams and take advantage of the support and resources available. 

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

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) 

Building on the skills and techniques you developed throughout Level 2, this level 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! 

What are the AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting online course modules? 

The six modules that you’ll cover on this course, are: 

  •    Advanced Bookkeeping 

Learn how to comprise the valuation of inventory, understand the disposal of non-current assets, use sub-divided accounting systems to prepare trial balances and reconciliations, and more. 

  •    Final Accounts Preparation 

Understand the process of preparing accounts for different types of businesses and learn how to prepare final accounts from incomplete records.

  •    Management Accounting: Costing 

Start to form a deeper understanding of preparing budget accounts for company costs, such as labour, materials and expenses, as well as knowing how to forecast company revenues. 

  •    Indirect Tax 

Feel confident in more complex elements to VAT legislation, governing costs and explore how to prepare a VAT tax return. 

  •    Ethics for Accountants 

Gain a deeper knowledge of ethical guidelines and practices within accounting, as well as the legal considerations which apply to members in practice. 

  •    Advanced Diploma Synoptic Assessment 

The synoptic assessment will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context. Scenarios will change over time to ensure the validity of the assessment

AAT exams

There are six computer-based exams (one per module), which will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre. 

AAT Level 3 Exams 

  •    Advanced Bookkeeping
  •    Final Accounts Preparation
  •    Management Accounting: Costing
  •    Indirect Tax
  •    Ethics for Accountants
  •    Advanced Diploma in Accounting Synoptic Test Assessment 

The exam format includes multiple choice questions, where you select answers from a dropdown menu and type numbers and text into fields. 

  •    Formats include multiple choice, selecting answers from a dropdown menu and typing numbers and text into form fields
  •    The “Spreadsheets” section will use the Microsoft Excel software. You should let your assessment centre know which version of Excel you are most familiar with.
  •    Exam fees are not included in the course cost. Exams cost approximately £60-85 depending on the exam centre. 

If you need any more information on the AAT exams, get in touch with one of our Course Consultants. 

3-Day Accounting Fast-Track 

This bridging course designed to ensure you are refreshed on all the important elements you will be covering in the practical elements of the programme. This is particularly useful for those entering Stage 2 of the programme with AAT Level 2 or equivalent qualifications. Over the 3-days you will cover: 

  •    Double Entry Bookkeeping
  •    Journal Entries
  •    Extended Trial Balance (ETB)
  •    Preparation of Final Accounts for a Limited Company
  •    Preparation of Final Accounts for a Sole Trader
  •    Control Accounts including VAT, Debtors, Creditors and PAYE 

Practical Training and Work Experience 

Your 12 days of practical training and work experience will cover the fundamental areas of accounting which is most sought after in industry.  

This training will be essential if you are to go and work in industry or you wish to start your own business. 

You will have the opportunity to apply everything you learnt during the practical training when you are working on live client accounts throughout your work experience. 

This is split in 6 modules: 

  •    Bookkeeping in Excel
  •    Bookkeeping using Cloud Computing and industry recognised software including QuickBooks, FreeAgent, VT and Xero.
  •    Elements of VAT, Preparation and Administration of VAT
  •    Annual Accounts and Corporation Tax
  •    Income Tax Computation
  •    Payroll

We’re trusted by

Individuals, small businesses and large corporations who have used e-Careers since 2001. Here are some names you’ll recognise:

Saatchi & Saatchi
American Express

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