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AAT (Level 3 & 4)Advanced & Professional Diplomas in Accounting

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£68/month interest-free

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20 months

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£79

Total Price
£1,439

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Average completion time14 - 16 months

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Support period36 months

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  • Advance your accounting career with a globally-recognised AAT qualification
  • Save money by studying two courses in one
  • Ideal if you have significant practical accounting experience
  • Leads to senior roles such as Finance Officer, Commercial Analyst, and Fund Accountant
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 3000+ independent student reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Develop your lucrative finance career and achieve the highest AAT qualification level with this internationally recognised combined course from the Association of Accounting Technicians.

AAT's prestigious qualifications give you the practical, real-world finance skills that are in demand by employers. They’ll help you:

  • Find your dream job: 78% of AAT members and 73% of students are happy in their jobs 
  • Increase your salary: 77% of students say AAT increased their earning potential 
  • Build a career for life: 83% of AAT members feel secure in their jobs 
  • Enhance your credibility: achieve professional MAAT/FMAAT status with the right experience

With us, you can gain the same globally recognised AAT qualifications as you would in a classroom with all the benefits of online learning, letting you shape your study around your work and family life.

Entry requirements

You should be over 19 and have significant practical accounting experience. You must be competent in everything covered by the Foundation Certificate, including double-entry bookkeeping.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.

If you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt, AAT might not accept you as a member making you unable to sit your exams. Please contact AAT directly for more advice.

 

Course content

Your course is fully online and assessed through 11 exams.

As this course involves in-person exams, you should locate your nearest AAT exam centre using the venue finder tool before enrolling.

You'll first study 6 Advanced Diploma units:

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

You'll then study 6 Professional Diploma units, made up of 4 core units and your choice of 2 optional units:

Core units

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

Optional units

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

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our AAT course guide.

Please note that where the course discusses legislation and policy, this will be based on UK law.

 

Assessments

You’ll sit 5 Advanced Diploma exams and 6 Professional Diploma exams at an AAT exam centre. Find an exam centre near you.

You’ll also complete online mock tests throughout your course to ensure you’re well-prepared for your exams.

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  • All our tutors are hand-picked for their extensive business and education expertise
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online AAT classrooms
  • Get study help and advice from our friendly student services advisors

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Yes! We’re an award-winning AAT centre, and we’ve been pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We’re trusted by thousands of students in 90+ countries, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 3000 independent reviews.

And we’re more highly recommended by students than any other online UK AAT provider.†

 

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

Our Foundation & Advanced and Advanced & Professional combined courses are ideal if you'd like to save money and move seamlessly from one qualification to the next.

The Foundation Certificate is perfect if you have no accounting experience or if you haven’t mastered essential skills like double-entry bookkeeping. 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.

Our AAT course guides include a detailed breakdown of the topics covered on each course.

AAT graduates are in high demand by employers for their practical, hands-on accounting skills.

After completing the Advanced Diploma, you can take on a wide variety of roles, including:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Practice Bookkeeper
  • Tax Assistant

After completing the Professional Diploma, you could hold senior roles such as:

  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Fund Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Fixed Asset Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

You can also join a fast-track route with all the major UK Chartered Accountancy bodies.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or study schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online AAT classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by AAT experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one online learning platform
  • Kaplan AAT textbooks
  • AAT student forums so you can connect and share advice with other students
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

As this course involves in-person exams, you should locate your nearest AAT exam centre using the venue finder tool before enrolling.

You’ll be assessed through eleven computer-based AAT exams sat at your local AAT centre. You'll complete five Advanced Diploma exams and six Professional Diploma exams.

Please note that your AAT exam fees and other fees aren’t included in the course cost.

If your course is being funded by your employer, let us know and we can bundle your fees into one all-inclusive package.

If not, we can include AAT's Registration and Student Membership fees in your interest-free payment plan, but you'll pay your AAT exam and exam centre fees directly to AAT and your exam centre.

Get in touch with our AAT Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience and skills to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

† ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) from students against its competitors. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.

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