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AAT Accountancy Qualifications

Earn a globally recognised AAT qualification 100% online and advance your career from home.

With us, it's easy to fit your online AAT Accountancy course into your busy life. You're in complete control of when and where you learn, whether it's during your your lunch break, your commute, or after the kids are in bed. And if you need help, your AAT tutor is only a message or phone call away.

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Unlimited 1-to-1 tutor supportand live online AAT classrooms

Why should I study AAT with ICS Learn?

AAT accounting qualifications open doors to incredible career opportunities. They're highly desirable to employers as they give you practical, industry-focused knowledge that you can use from day one.

They'll help you launch your accounting career with no previous experience, or take your current career to the next level.

As for why you should study with ICS Learn, we think our students say it best. They've rated us 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent Trustpilot reviews, making us one of the world's most recommended AAT centres.

We're committed to helping everyone build a career that they're proud of, so our courses are designed for people who have a full-time job, kids, an irregular working pattern, a busy schedule, or who simply want to be in control of their learning.

No matter where you're at in life, we'll help you achieve your career goals.

AAT Accounting Student Reviews

"Studying with ICS Learn worked brilliantly as it allowed for so much flexibility. It gave me an opportunity to fit my studies around my free time."

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Adam Wilson

"The online tutors are wonderful. Whenever I have needed to ask them a question, they have replied quickly and with a clear explanation."

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Fern Simmons

"I was promoted to Finance Officer with a 70% salary increase compared to when I started. I can’t believe the journey I’ve been on."

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Sarah Hill

AAT FAQs

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications. 

It has over 125,000 members worldwide and its prestigious qualifications are recognised and respected by employers globally. 

An online AAT qualification is the perfect starting point for a lucrative career in finance, and can set you on the path to starting your own accountancy practice or achieving Chartered Accountant status.

No, the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is designed for total beginners, so it's perfect if you're new to finance.

You don't need any experience or qualifications to enrol, and you don't even need to be good at maths!

An AAT Accountancy qualification gives you a wide range of lucrative career opportunities.

You could work in desirable roles such as:

  • Accounting Technician
  • Finance Officer
  • Cost Accountant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Senior Bookkeeper

After completing the AAT Professional Diploma, you could set up your own accounting practice or become a self-employed accountant.

Your accountancy course can also pave the way to becoming a Chartered Accountant. All the Chartered Accountancy bodies in the UK recognise AAT qualifications, so if you go on to further study, you can receive exemptions from certain modules and achieve prestigious Chartered status more quickly than by following the university path.​​

And if you've got your eyes set on the boardroom, 51% of FTSE 100 CEOs begin their career in finance. 

AAT qualifications are a stepping stone to a wide variety of lucrative roles, making them a hugely worthwhile investment in your future.

As an entry-level Accounts Assistant or Administrator with an AAT qualification, you'll earn an average salary of £19,500.

Once you progress to Accounts Officer or similar positions, your average salary will rise to £25,464.

As an AAT-qualified team leader, you'll earn an average of £27,000 a year, moving up to £28,000 as a junior manager with an AAT qualification.

When you take on mid-level managerial finance roles, you'll earn an average of £34,000 per year.

And if you progress further to senior management, you can expect to earn an average of £43,000.

If you decide to set up your own accounting practice or become self-employed, you could earn an average of £54,000 per year.

All salary information is from the AAT Salary Survey 2019.

If you’re not sure which AAT course to choose, we recommend taking the AAT Skillcheck. It’s a 30-minute online multiple-choice test that will suggest the right level for you based on your accounting knowledge.

The Foundation Certificate is perfect if you have no accounting experience or if you haven’t mastered essential skills like double-entry bookkeeping yet. Most students start at Foundation level, even if they have some accounting experience.

The Advanced Diploma is for you if you have significant practical accounting experience and a firm grasp of all the topics covered at Foundation level.

The Professional Diploma could be ideal if you understand everything covered at Foundation and Advanced level and are fully competent in double-entry bookkeeping. Students rarely enrol directly onto the Professional Diploma without completing Foundation/Advanced or a similar practical accounting qualification first.

If you plan on completing multiple levels, you can save money and transition smoothly by studying our Foundation & Advanced or Advanced & Professional combined courses.

And if you'd like to become a bookkeeper rather than an accountant, one of our AAT Bookkeeping courses could be right for you.

Everyone has a different combination of skills, experience, education and ambition, so the best way to decide on the right course for you is to give our specialist AAT course advisors a call. Don't worry, there won't be any pressure – we're just here to help you make the right choice.

Ready to learn more or have questions about AAT? Contact our expert AAT advisors by email, online chat or phone.

You can also advance your career with our range of online AAT Bookkeeping courses

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