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Accounting | AAT Level 2 (Foundation) Certificate and Level 3 (Advanced) Diploma


Advance your career from home 100% online. We match any other online provider’s price. The combined AAT Foundation Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Accounting course allows you to study the first two AAT qualification levels in one convenient, affordable package. You don’t need any experience or qualifications to enrol on this online course, making it perfect if you’re just starting out on your accountancy career. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be qualified for mid-level accounting jobs and be able to move on to the highest level of AAT study, the Professional Diploma . 97% would recommend AAT to family, friends and colleagues. 7/10 say that their earning potential has increased since completing their AAT qualification.

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The AAT Foundation Certificate will give you a solid grasp of essential accounting skills and principles. You’ll understand the basics of manual and computerised accounting and how to use these techniques in a ‘real world’ setting.

During the AAT Advanced Diploma, you’ll master more complex financial processes, including VAT for businesses, management accounting costing techniques, advanced spreadsheet skills, and preparing final accounts. You’ll also learn about professional ethics.

In total, these two AAT qualifications are worth 87 UCAS credits. They’ll take you around 860 hours to complete.

The first half of the course, the Foundation Certificate, sits on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 2, or Level 5 in the Scottish system. The final qualification you’ll receive, the Advanced Diploma, sits at Level 3, or Level 6 in the Scottish system.

The first part of this combined qualification, the Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AQ2016 Syllabus), consists of five separate units. They are:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Work effectively in finance

The second part of this combined qualification, the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (AQ2016 Syllabus), consists of six separate units. They are:

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

Live online classrooms are scheduled during lunchtimes, evenings and weekends making it easy to fit study around work. They’re also recorded so if you can’t make it, you can watch them back and re-watch them as many times as you need.

Additional Fees

In order to sit your exams and receive your qualification, you’ll need to pay:

  • AAT Registration Fees
  • AAT Annual Student Membership Fees
  • AAT Exam Fees
  • Exam Centre Administration Fees

ICS Learn’s course advisors can fill you in on the latest AAT fee information, and advise you on how to pay them. Exam centre fees will vary depending on the centre you choose.

A year’s AAT student membership can be included on your payment plan. Please note that AAT requires you to activate your membership within four weeks of enrolment.

Employer-funded Accounting courses can be enrolled as an all-inclusive package which combines course, exam, centre and AAT Membership fees.