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AAT Accounting Courses

Doing an AAT course with e-Careers is the perfect way to gain industry-focused knowledge and build your career in accounting.

With our AAT qualifications, you don't have to worry about fitting learning around your busy schedule or lifestyle. You choose when and where you learn, with the comfort of knowing that our expert AAT tutors are always just a few clicks away.

From accounting to financial planning, our AAT courses open doors to incredible opportunities that are highly desirable to employers.

You will gain practical, industry-specific skills that will give you an instant boost to your career goals.

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  • AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

    Enter the world of accounting with the all-new AAT level 2 syllabus. Embark on a journey to developing your career armed with the latest knowledge in accounting and maximise your earning potential.

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    Enter the world of accounting with the all-new AAT level 2 syllabus. Embark on a journey to developing your career armed with the latest knowledge in accounting and maximise your earning potential.

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  • AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

    Our AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is a specifically designed training course, providing you with the necessary skills and credibility to progress within the accounting industry. Whether you’re starting your own company, or you want to take on a senior accounting role within an established organisation, this course will get you there.

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    Our AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting is a specifically designed training course, providing you with the necessary skills and credibility to progress within the accounting industry. Whether you’re starting your own company, or you want to take on a senior accounting role within an established organisation, this course will get you there.

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  • AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

    Our Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting qualification builds on the knowledge gained through the AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, opening options for you to study a Chartered or Management Accounts qualification, like CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.

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    Our Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting qualification builds on the knowledge gained through the AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, opening options for you to study a Chartered or Management Accounts qualification, like CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.

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  • AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

    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 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!

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    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 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!

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  • AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

    Throughout these three levels, you will learn the fundamental and advanced principles and techniques used throughout accounting today, such as undertaking double-entry bookkeeping, tax, evaluating financial performance, and managing budgets.

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    Throughout these three levels, you will learn the fundamental and advanced principles and techniques used throughout accounting today, such as undertaking double-entry bookkeeping, tax, evaluating financial performance, and managing budgets.

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  • Our complete range of AAT courses are also available in a self-study format.  Self-study provides the same high quality learning materials, but without the live weekly online classes and support from our tutors.

    Self-study is suited to any self-paced learner, however is ideally suited to those who are confident in progressing through the course independently without the need for additional help.

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    Our complete range of AAT courses are also available in a self-study format.  Self-study provides the same high quality learning materials, but without the live weekly online classes and support from our tutors.

    Self-study is suited to any self-paced learner, however is ideally suited to those who are confident in progressing through the course independently without the need for additional help.

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  • AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

    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.

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    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.

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Why choose e-Careers for your AAT qualification?

Why choose e-Careers
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  • Training programmes are designed and delivered by some of the most acclaimed tutors that have both industry as well as academic experience.
  • Commitment to quality and service is demonstratable as every element of training design, development and delivery is controlled through in-house expertise.
  • We boast some of the highest pass-marks in the industry.
  • Gain skills that are sought-after by employers, reinforced with an internationally recognised certification.
  • Most up to date curriculum ensuring you learn the most relevant skills.
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  • All prices include VAT, so the price you see is the price you pay.
  • Gain both knowledge and application skills when studying our courses.
  • Flexible online delivery, learn at your own pace, in your own time, fitted conveniently around your busy schedule.
  • Study through the most advanced, purpose built, online learning platform in the market.
  • Start learning immediately. No need to wait for scheduled class-dates or enrolment windows.
  • Access your courses from any internet enabled device, including phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.
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Career opportunities with an AAT qualification

accountancy profession

There has never been a more exciting time to join the accountancy profession.With the advance of more sophisticated and smart technologies changing the way finance teams work, increased globalisation, and an enhanced focus on ethics and regulation, the role of finance professionals has never been more important.

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Whether you’re starting out or looking for a promotion, AAT on your CV will open up opportunities. There is a wide array of opportunities available in the financial world. It’s not just banks and accountancy firms who need people with financial skills: across every industry, every single company needs someone who can balance the books.

Learning new skills

Learning new skills and building on those you already have can have a huge impact on your life. With an AAT qualification, you'll be able to meet these demands, gaining highly transferable skills that will be useful every day. Whether you want to specialise in accountancy or bookkeeping or gain a base understanding to succeed in other areas of business, by gaining these sought-after skills you'll open doors to a broad range of exciting careers.

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If you are already in the industry, there are a wide variety of career routes available in the finance industry at every level, from administrator all the way up to senior accountant.

New skills and qualifications can lead to new opportunities. An AAT accounting qualification can increase your earning potential by as much as 40%.* AAT courses are a great progression route into professional membership and chartered studies.

If you are looking to become your own boss by starting a business you will find our courses invaluable. Running a business requires some financial know-how, and our courses will provide you with just that.

*Source: AAT Salary Survey 2019.

About AAT

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is a professional membership body, awarding skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications.

As a globally-recognised organisation and the UK's leading professional body for accounting, AAT works with around 130,000 members in more than 100 countries. AAT members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy, and self-employed business owners.

If you are looking to improve your career prospects you are in the right place. AAT accounting qualifications offer the most popular accounting qualifications, are universally respected and internationally recognised. It is also worth noting that AAT awards around 80% of all vocational qualifications in accounting.

Multinational firms such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence, and many more continue to hire employees that have AAT qualifications for their knowledge, skills, diligence, and enthusiasm. To these companies, AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism.

AAT qualifications are regulated by all four UK qualification regulators, including Ofqual (England), CCEA (Northern Ireland), SQA (Scotland), and Qualifications Wales.

AAT is also a recognised End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the purpose of providing End Point Assessments (EPAs) for Apprenticeships in Accounting at Levels 2, 3, and 4.

Gain practical, real-world accounting and finance skills demanded by employers and start your journey with AAT.

AAT course FAQs

Does AAT make you an accountant?

Many individuals who are studying or interested in the field of finance and accounting often wonder if obtaining an AAT qualification makes them an accountant.

The answer to this question is somewhat nuanced and depends on what one means by the term "accountant."

If by "accountant," one means a "fully qualified chartered accountant", then AAT alone will not provide this.

However, obtaining full AAT membership (MAAT) and gaining relevant experience does indeed give one the status of a "practicing accountant."

However, becoming a "fully qualified accountant" or a "chartered accountant" usually requires additional education, training and experience beyond AAT qualifications. For example, in the UK, individuals typically need to complete a chartered accountancy qualification, such as CIMA, ACA or ACCA, in order to become a "fully qualified chartered accountant'.

To summarise, obtaining full AAT membership (MAAT) and experience can give one the status of a "practicing accountant," which opens up many doors in the field of finance and accounting.

What jobs can I do with an AAT qualification?

As you progress along you AAT journey, you will find yourself qualified to do more responsible and varied roles in the accounting and finance sector.

Here are some typical job roles aligned to different AAT qualification levels:

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Payroll Administrator

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Finance Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Finance Officer

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • VAT Accountant
  • Payments & Billing Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Cost Accountant
  • Fixed Asset Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager

You can ask your employer to fund your training, or you can invest in your own professional development through e-Careers interest-free finance options.

Either way, you can be sure that your level of expertise and earning potential will certainly grow as you progress from level 2 to level 3 and then finally onto a level 4 AAT qualification.

Can you complete AAT online?

Studying for an AAT qualification online has never been easier, especially when enrolling with a world-class provider of online courses like e-Careers.

We offer the most comprehensive and interactive online learning experience in the industry. Our exceptional pass-rates and multi-award winning status speak to the quality of our courses and the commitment of our tutors to ensure our students succeed, quickly and effectively.

Our state-of-the-art platform provides you with an interactive, engaging and flexible way of learning, allowing you to study anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. With official hard copy study books, exam kits, question banks, practice papers, revision cards all included, further reinforced with unlimited support from our award-winning tutors, e-Careers truly provides everything you need to succeed in your AAT journey.

Another benefit of studying with e-Careers is that there is no need to wait for scheduled cohort start dates, you can start immediately and work towards your goals promptly and with confidence.

Is AAT or ACCA better?

When it comes to pursuing a career in accounting and finance, it's common to be confused about the different qualifications and memberships available. One of the questions that often arises is whether ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is better than AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians).

It's important to note that ACCA and AAT are two different organisations with different roles and focus.

ACCA is a global accounting body that offers chartered accountancy qualifications, aimed at those who want to become a Chartered Certified Accountant. On the other hand, AAT offers skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications that focus on practical, real-world application, aimed at those who want to become Accounting Technicians.

Both ACCA and AAT qualifications have their unique value and advantages. ACCA qualifications are highly respected and valued globally, providing a deep understanding of finance and accounting theories, laws, and principles. This qualification requires time and dedication, but it opens up a vast range of opportunities in the finance and accounting world, including senior roles in top firms.

AAT qualifications, on the other hand, offer a more practical approach to accounting, providing students with hands-on skills and knowledge to be applied directly in the workplace. This qualification is perfect for those who want to quickly enter the accounting world with a practical mindset and who prefer a more work-based approach.

When it comes to deciding which qualification is better, there is no right or wrong answer. It ultimately depends on your goals, aspirations, background, and level of experience.

If you're looking to become a Chartered Certified Accountant and aim to work for top-tier firms, then ACCA may be the way to go. But, if you want to enter the accounting world with practical skills and hands-on experience, then an AAT internationally recognised qualification can be a great starting point.

In conclusion, both ACCA and AAT qualifications have their unique value and advantages, and the choice between them depends on your individual circumstances and goals. Therefore, it's important to carefully consider your options and choose the qualification that aligns with your interests and aspirations.

What is an AAT qualification?

Did you know that AAT qualifications are not only globally recognised, but also aligned with the UK education system?

In fact, the AAT Foundation Level is considered equivalent to a GCSE, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of accounting and finance.

Moving up the qualification ladder, the AAT Advanced Level is deemed equivalent to an A-Level, offering more advanced knowledge and skills in areas such as financial performance, taxation, and audit and assurance.

Finally, the AAT Level 4 qualification is considered comparable to an HNC or the first year of a university degree. At this level, students delve deeper into topics such as financial statements, budgeting and management accounting, and are well-equipped to handle complex financial challenges in the workplace.

It's worth noting that AAT awards around 80% of all vocational qualifications in accounting.

So whether you already work in accountancy, run your own business, just starting out in the world of finance or just want to understand what double entry bookkeeping is, then an AAT accounting qualification can help you reach your goals!

How long does it take to get an AAT qualification?

For those looking to pursue a career in accountancy, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) offers a range of qualifications that are both skill-based and globally recognised. But how long does it take most students to complete these online courses?

Well, the length of study varies depending on which level of qualification you choose to undertake, the quality of the training provider, and the method of study.

e-Careers is the UK's leading online training provider that providers the most flexible and efficient study mode, comprising of self-paced eLearning, tutor-led live classes, hard copy books and exam preparation sessions.

Indicative completion times are:

  • The Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 6 months
  • The Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 12 months
  • The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting - 18 months

But don't let the length of study put you off. AAT courses offer flexible learning options, meaning you can fit your studies around other commitments.

Plus, with AAT's reputation for providing high-quality qualifications, completing AAT courses with a provider like e-Careers is a worthwhile investment that can lead to numerous opportunities throughout your accounting career.