AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Foundation Certificate, Advanced & Professional Diploma in Accounting (Levels 2, 3 & 4)

Course Overview

Looking to gain AAT Level 2, 3 & 4 qualifications to move further in your career as an accountant?

Look no further, this course provides you with everything needed for you to become a fully accredited and trained Accountant with AAT. This course is a 3-in-1 as it comprises the Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, and the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

You will learn the essential principles used in practice throughout accounting today. This includes double-entry bookkeeping, evaluating financial performance, managing budgets, and tax. After completing level 4 you will gain MAAT professional status, allowing you to use the initials after your name as a title, increasing your future employability.

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 & 4, which includes eLearning, study books, live online classes, official Sage certification and software, Xero certification, and responsive tutor support to provide you with additional help when you need it.

As one of the UK's largest AAT training providers, we have successfully trained nearly 10,000 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.

AAT Courses are offered by e-Careers Ltd, an AAT approved training provider.

Our Pass Rate

  • Level 2 91.2%

    (National average 85%)

  • Level 3 87.6%

    (National average 75%)

  • Level 4 82.2%

    (National average 68.8%)

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exams: Available Online or via a Test Centre
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 & 15 months + 18 months Tutor Support
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available
  • Become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status (Level 3)
  • Become a Licensed Accountant with MAAT status (Level 4)
  • Includes Xero Training & Certificate
  • Includes Sage Training, Certificate & Software
£1,395Inc. VAT
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books & Live Classes
  • Exams: Available Online or via a Test Centre
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 12 & 15 months + 18 months Tutor Support
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available
  • Become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status (Level 3)
  • Become a Licensed Accountant with MAAT status (Level 4)
  • Includes Xero Training & Certificate
  • Includes Sage Training, Certificate & Software
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Course Details

Is the AAT Accounting Levels 2, 3, and 4 suitable for me?

If you have your own business or want to work in accounting in the near future, this is the perfect package for you.

For those who currently work in an accounting department, or those wanting to get into the industry but don’t have the proper accreditations, this course is the right fit for you.

We recommend that our students joining this course:

  • Are 16 + years old (or have the consent from your parent or guardian).
  • Have good fluency in English.
  • Solid understanding of maths.
  • Have access to a PC or Laptop (This course is both Mac and Windows compatible, however the Sage software is not compatible with Apple Mac’s, unless Boot Camp is installed).

How will the AAT Accounting Levels 2, 3, and 4 benefit me?

  •  AAT Membership available
  •  Study books
  •  eLearning teaching materials
  •  Includes Tutor Support
  •  Sage Software

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Accounting Levels 2, 3, and 4 course?

Completing levels 2, 3 & 4 will help you become highly trained candidates, who are able to take on a variety of tasks at an intermediate or more senior position.

The different career opportunities 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)

After finishing this course, you will obtain AATQB status and be applicable to apply for the full AAT membership and gain the professional MAAT status. This status will allow you to send final balances for any type of organisation. Also, this enables you to use the MAAT and AATQB letters after your name.

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

Licence types and Services

When you have earned your AAT Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications, you can set up your own business and apply to provide either 5 services (Level 3) or 18 services (Level 4). 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 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 any sized organisation. 

AATQB (gained with AAT Level 3) - An AAT Bookkeeping member is a qualified Bookkeeper who has been approved for AAT bookkeeping membership. Delegates who have earned their AATQB status can use the designatory letters AATQB after their name, and they can apply to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper.

MAAT (gained with AAT Level 4) - An AAT full member is a qualified accountant who has successfully demonstrated the experience and skills necessary to be approved for AAT full membership. Delegates who have earned their MAAT status can use the designatory letters MAAT after their name and they can apply for a licence to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper. 

Why choose to study the AAT Level 2, 3 & 4 course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 600,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training. By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

Are you interested in getting your AAT Accounting Level 2, 3 & 4 to further your career? At e-Careers you can achieve this qualification all in one place, and if you want to gain those important initials after your name, this is the course for you. Sign up now to study at a well-renowned eLearning organisation, which has won multiple awards for student support.

Advantages of choosing to study with us:

  •  0% Interest-free finance.
  •  Competitive course price.
  •  AAT Membershipavailable.
  •  Excellent course material: Interactive online course with videos, mock exams, practice assessments, and textbooks.
  •  High pass rates - We have pass rates that are higher than the national average.
  •  On average the time to complete this course is around 6-8 months. (But you will have access to the course for 12 months).

TrustPilot scores us 5 stars. Please contact us or send us a message today to be enrolled in this highly sought-after AAT accounting course and get closer to advancing in your career and becoming an accredited accounting professional.

AAT Level 2, 3 & 4 Syllabus

AAT Foundation Certificate Level 2 Modules

The five modules you’ll cover throughout this course are:

  •  Bookkeeping Transactions
  •  Bookkeeping Controls
  •  Elements of Costing
  •  Using Accounting Software
  •  Work Effectively in Finance 

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Modules

The six modules you’ll cover throughout this course are:

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

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 Modules

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 is made up of 4 mandatory modules and a choice of 5 options modules (of which you must complete 2).

Mandatory Modules include:

  •  Management Accounting: Budgeting
  •  Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  •  Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  •  Accounting Systems and Controls
  •  Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment 

Optional Modules include:

  •  Business Tax
  •  Personal Tax
  •  External Auditing
  •  Cash and Treasury Management
  •  Credit Management 

AAT Level 2, 3 & 4 Exams

Your personal AAT tutor will run your live online classes (Levels 2 & 3 only), 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, including Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, and Indirect Taxation.

Level 2 synoptic assessments

In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, the AAT has announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) and Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2).

For Levels 2 & 3, when you are ready to take your assessments, you have two options:

Online Assessments - To take your assessment from the comfort of your home, please contact e-Careers Customer Service to book and pay for your assessment. Not available on the Synoptic Assessment. (Level 4 has this option from September 20th 2021).

Test Centre Assessments - You can still choose to sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre.

For Level 4 you can sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue.

All exams are computer-based exams and there will be one per module. Level 4 exams will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre and the format includes multiple-choice questions.

Exam fees are not included in the course cost.

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

AAT Exams Update - COVID-19

Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres).

What you need to know

You will not be admitted to the test centre and should reschedule your exam if:

You have tested positive for COVID-19 (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine and at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart)

You are currently experiencing or have experienced one or more associated symptoms within the last fourteen (14) days (unless You have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine):

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell

You live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (unless at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure).

Have been or are under home quarantine or centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralized observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).

Synoptic windows revised

Synoptic window dates have now been confirmed for the remainder of the year and include additional dates to help with planning and potential capacity issues due to social distancing restrictions. Full details can be found here.

Level 2 synoptic assessments

In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, the AAT has announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) and Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2).

Full details on the revised synoptic windows can be found here.

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