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Accountancy

Become a fully qualified accountant 100% online from home with a globally recognised AAT accounting qualification.

We make it easy to fit your AAT course around your busy life. You can learn wherever and whenever suits you best, whether it's during your lunch break or after the kids are in bed. And if you get stuck, just message your tutor, arrange a call, or ask questions in real-time during our live online classes.

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Learn online anywhere, anytimeon your phone, tablet or laptop

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Set your own study scheduleand shape AAT around your life

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

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Interest-free monthly paymentshelp you spread the cost

As well as our Accounting courses, we also offer 100% online AAT Bookkeeping qualifications.

Fast-track your finance career with the online AAT centre most recommended by students.†

Accountancy and finance are at the core of every business. By studying an AAT Accounting qualification with us, you’ll be joining a profession that's respected, lucrative, and in high demand in every corner of the world – and you don't need any previous experience or qualifications to get started.

Qualifications from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) are highly valued by employers because they give you practical, hands-on accounting skills that you'll apply every day at work. This means our AAT students achieve great things: 

  • 78% are currently working in finance 
  • 94% feel their earning potential has increased
  • 78% feel that AAT is helping their career
  • 98% would recommend studying AAT‡

Many land their dream job before they finish their studies.

We’re trusted to provide AAT Accountancy qualifications at all three AAT levels, so whether you’re completely new to finance, aiming for a promotion, or switching careers, studying an AAT Accounting qualification with us is the first step to achieving your goals.

AAT Accounting Student Reviews

"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

"Studying AAT online gave me the opportunity to study at my own pace and structure my study around my full-time job. I definitely recommend ICS Learn."

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Saif Bhojani

"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

Accountancy FAQs

We think our students say it best. They've rated us 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent Trustpilot reviews, making us the most recommended online AAT centre (as well as the most experienced - we've been in education for 130 years).

We're committed to helping everyone build a career that they're proud of, and a huge part of that involves giving people the freedom to shape their qualification around their lives. 

Our courses are perfect for you if you have a full-time job, kids, an irregular working pattern, a busy schedule, or if you simply want to be in control of your learning.

From our self-paced course structure to our extended study periods to our unlimited tutor support, we give you the flexibility you need to achieve your qualification, no matter what life throws at you.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of AAT students like you get qualifications they need to succeed.

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

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

An 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.

An accountancy career has the potential to to take you anywhere you want to go. Whether you want to work in TV, sport, fashion, or for a charity, every organisation in every sector needs qualified accountants. 

Finance professionals are in consistently high demand the world over, so when you choose to study an AAT accounting qualification, you'll be opening the door to hugely rewarding and respected career opportunities.

AAT qualifications qualify you for a wide range of finance positions, from Accountants Assistant to Finance Officer.

Is becoming a Chartered Accountant your goal? Your AAT qualification can be a stepping stone to ACCA, CIMA, and other Chartered Accountancy qualifications, and will even allow you to skip certain modules - potentially getting you to Chartered status faster than the university route.

And if you've got your eyes set on the boardroom, more than half of FTSE 100 CEOs began their career in finance. 

You don't need to wait til you've completed your AAT course to start reaping the benefits of studying AAT. Simply putting 'Studying towards AAT' on your CV can help you attract employers and stand out from the crowd.

After completing the AAT Foundation Certificate, you'll be ready to take on entry-level finance roles such as:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Finance Assistant

Once you've completed the next qualification, the AAT Advanced Diploma, you can move into roles like:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Practice Bookkeeper

Once you've achieved the most advanced AAT qualification, the AAT Professional Diploma, you have a huge number of career options.

You could become a Chartered Accountant by joining an AAT fast-track with ACCA, CIMA, and other Chartered Accountancy bodies.

And you could take on a huge number of prestigious finance roles:

  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Fund Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Fixed Asset Accountant
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator

No, the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting is designed for total beginners, so you don't need any experience or qualifications to enrol. You don't even need to be good at maths!

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.

Before you enrol with us, our expert AAT advisors will talk through your experience and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the perfect course.

 

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

† ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent student reviews.

‡ Data from a survey of 85 ICS Learn AAT graduates from between 2014 and 2019.

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