AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT Levels 2, 3 & 4 in Accounting

Our brand new for 2022 AAT Accounting package provides everything you need to become a fully trained Licensed Accountant with AAT. This training package comprises AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

 

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. 

 

After you have passed your AAT Level 2 training and exam, you can apply for jobs as an Accounts Administrator, Payroll Administrator, or Sales & Purchase Ledger Clerk, and once you have passed your AAT Level 3 exams you can apply to become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status. Level 4 completion enables you to apply to become a Licensed Accountant with MAAT status, which will enable you to apply for more senior accounting job roles, such as a Senior Bookkeeper, Senior Finance Officer, and Payroll Manager.

 

Your AAT licence is a mark of professionalism and compliance. This AAT training package will enable you to start your own business and apply to provide up to 5 services to clients as an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper (Level 3) and up to 18 services as an AAT Licensed Accountant (Level 4). 

 

We offer a comprehensive training package for this all-new AAT Levels 2, 3 & 4 2022 syllabus, which includes eLearning, study books, live online classesofficial Sage certification and software 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’re incredibly honoured to have been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020', PQ Magazine’s ‘Accounting Online College of the Year Award 2022’, and Training Manager/Mentor of the Year 2022.

 

Key features
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Join a community of over 605,000
  • Course Access: 12 & 15 months + 18 months with Tutor Support
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books, Live Sessions & Workbooks
  • Apply to become a Licensed Accountant with MAAT status (Level 4)
  • Apply to become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status (Level 3)
  • Tutor support and fast response times from industry experts with over 20 years’ experience
  • Exams: Available at an AAT approved test centre
  • Includes study books
  • Includes Sage Training, Certificate & Software
£1,795Inc. VAT
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Key features
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • AAT Membership available (additional cost)
  • Join a community of over 605,000
  • Course Access: 12 & 15 months + 18 months with Tutor Support
  • Delivery Method: Online, Books, Live Sessions & Workbooks
  • Apply to become a Licensed Accountant with MAAT status (Level 4)
  • Apply to become a Licensed Bookkeeper with AATQB status (Level 3)
  • Tutor support and fast response times from industry experts with over 20 years’ experience
  • Exams: Available at an AAT approved test centre
  • Includes study books
  • Includes Sage Training, Certificate & Software
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Why study the AAT Levels 2, 3 & 4 Accounting package with e-Careers?

Studying with e-Careers, you will benefit from completing your AAT qualification with an 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 solutions for our delegates.

We're proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 12,000 reviews from our past students.

 Benefits of this training course 

  • Best Price Guaranteed! - You won't find a like-for-like price cheaper, guaranteed!
  • Flexibility – This course is delivered online via our interactive eLearning training platform, where you will have access to animation videos, knowledge checks, assignments, and more, letting you study wherever and whenever suits you best.
  • Live Online Sessions - Exam preparation sessions and live online classes to help students prepare to sit their exams confidently, recorded, and available to watch back on your online hub.
  • Study Books - We include study books with your eLearning training.
  • Digital 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.
  • Tutor support included – Our experienced AAT tutors have over 20 years of experience.
  • Sage Business Cloud Training, Certificate, and Software included (90 days) – We offer this training with a certificate included, allowing you to demonstrate Sage proficiency to employers.
  • Interest-free payment options - We offer a range of payments options to help spread the cost.
  • Higher than National average 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. 
  • 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.
  • Gain the skills employers want – Gain practical industry focused qualifications, helping you take on the right roles for your skill set.
  • 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.
  • Confidence – Gain confidence as you train through your AAT course via our online platform. 
  • AAT Membership available.
  • TOTUM PRO Card– This course is eligible for a TOTUM PRO Card.

Benefits of our NEW Online Training Platform

We've developed a new learning platform that makes it simple to access everything you need for your studies in one easy-to-use portal. Your online hub is packed full of useful resources, including printable revision cards (to study while on the move), all past recorded live sessions, practice papers, study materials, tutor access, FAQ’s – and the list goes on!

  • 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 (L2 & L3) 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 today to enrol on this AAT Foundation Certificate, Advanced & Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 2, 3 & 4) training course and kick-start your accounting career!

 

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

If you’re interested in working in an accounting team and have no experience, or you want to start your own business as a Bookkeeper, or Accountant, this AAT Accounting package is perfect for you.

This course is suitable for anyone new to the industry, or those who currently work in the accounting sector but not qualified and now looking for an official accreditation. 

Both AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting will allow you to apply to use designatory letters after your name, become a licenced Bookkeeper, and offer a wide range of services, including Bookkeeping, Financial Accounts and Accounts Preparation for Sole Traders, VAT, Computerised Accountancy Systems, and Payroll.

Due to the nature of this course, we 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?

Accounting responsibilities and salaries vary by job role and organisation however, once you have completed the three courses in this package, you’ll be comfortable working on senior accounting tasks, like:

  •    Reviewing financial reports
  •    Reconciling account balances and bank statements
  •    Managing cash controls

What jobs can I apply for after my AAT Professional training? 

Delegates who completed all three levels are considered highly trained and knowledgeable candidates prepared to undertake roles of an intermediate or senior level. It will take you approximately 9-months to complete AAT Level 2, 12-months to complete AAT Level 3 and 15-months to complete AAT Level 4. 

New career opportunities in accounting include:

  • Accounts Payable Manager - £30,789
  • Payroll Manager - £31,446
  • Commercial Analyst - £34,000
  • Billing Manager - £34,091
  • Senior Bookkeeper - £35,000
  • Senior Finance Officer - £37,000
  • Cost Accountant - £40,000
  • VAT Accountant - £42,500
  • Fixed Asset Accountant - £45,000
  • Indirect Tax Manager - £56,000

(Source: Payscale)

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 
  • 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 a wide range of services, including Bookkeeping, Financial accounts, VAT, Computerised accountancy systems, Payroll, 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 after your name, showing you have gained the skills, experience, and knowledge that employers are looking for, which can result in an increase in your earning potential. You can also legally submit final balances for different businesses.  

AATQB (gained with AAT Level 3) - An AAT Bookkeeping member is a qualified Bookkeeper, earning AATQB status. Delegates who have earned their AATQB status can apply to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper.

At this level, you can offer 5 out of the 18 different services, including:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial accounts and accounts preparation for sole traders and partnerships
  • VAT
  • Computerised accountancy systems

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 MAAT status. Delegates who have earned their MAAT status can apply for a licence to run their own practice as an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper. 

You can legally offer all 18 services at this level. As well as the 5 services listed above, you can also offer services for:

  • Financial accounts and accounts preparation for statutory purposes
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Management accounting
  • Personal income tax
  • Business income tax
  • Inheritance tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Corporation tax
  • Limited assurance engagement
  • Independent examination
  • Company secretarial services
  • Internal audit
  • Forensic accounting

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting Syllabus

AAT Level 2 Accounting training will provide you with a basic knowledge of accounting principles and skills. At this level, your knowledge in accounting will start to develop and finance administration is your focus.    

The six units you'll cover through this course, are:

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Bonus Unit – Sage Business Cloud
  • Unit 2 – Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Unit 3 - Principles of Costing
  • Unit 4 – The Business Environment
  • Unit 5 – The Business Environment Synoptic Assessment  

Average course completion time – 9-12 months

These qualifications will teach you how to process payments and receipts, prepare invoices, complete bank reconciliations, and have the skills required to work effectively in the finance industry.  

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 units 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

Average course completion time – 12-15 months

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 study, including exam revision kits so that you can test yourself at home and be sure you’re fully prepared for the exam.

This training package includes official Kaplan hard copy books, and additional resources to help you throughout your studies, including Pocket Notes, LRP paper (mock paper), integrated workbooks, question bank, and more!

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

Average course completion time – 15-18 months

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting Exam Details

Your personal AAT tutor will run your live online classes 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.

There are four exams in total - 3 computer-based exams and 1 Synoptic Assessment. 

Exams

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing
  • The Business Environment

When you are ready to take your assessments, you need to book your exam at an AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. Exam fees vary from centre to centre.

Exam fees are not included in the course cost. 

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Exam Details

There are 4 computer-based exams in total for AAT Level 3, which will need to be taken at your local AAT test centre.

Exams

  •    Business Awareness
  •    Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  •    Management Accounting Techniques
  •    Tax Processes for Businesses

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
  • Drafting and interpreting Financial Statements
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls

Optional Exams

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Cash and Financial Management
  • Credit and Debt Management

Questions include multiple-choice, selecting answers from a drop-down menu and typing numbers into form fields.

AAT Membership

Membership is not included in this course but will be required to sit exams. As an AAT member, you will benefit from:

  • Access to AAT learning portal
  • 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.
e-Careers pass rates

  •  AAT Level 2 is 91.2%, National average is 85%
  •  AAT Level 3 is 87.6%, National average is 75%
  •  AAT Level 4 is 82.2%, National Average is 68.8%

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. 

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