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AAT Level 2, 3, and 4 Accounting

Course Codes

AAT058 / AAT059

Become a qualified accountant with this nationally recognised AAT Level 2, 3, and 4 Accounting course!

  • Achieve this AAT Level 2, 3, and 4 Accounting qualification from one of the most respected and widely known awarding bodies worldwide.
  • AAT qualifications are recognised both internationally and by all UK chartered and certified accounting bodies.
  • Accountants with an AAT qualification are highly sought after by companies of all sizes.
  • Ideal for those aspiring to a career in accounting or finance.
  • Once you have successfully completed the course, you can apply for full AAT membership and achieve professional MAAT status.
  • Achieve this qualification from the comfort your own home, at your own pace.
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Course overview

This AAT Level 2, 3, and 4 Accounting course has been designed for those with little to no experience or knowledge of accounting, who wish to achieve a career in the field. 

The course will help you get to grips with bookkeeping basics such as transactions and controls, as well as how organisations record costs and how to use accounts software that will record and process transactions. During this course, you’ll also learn more about preparing final accounts, advanced bookkeeping tasks such as preparing and extending the trial balance, and how to accurately complete VAT tax returns. Your level 4 studies will explore topics such as business and personal tax, cash and treasury management, management accounting, and financial statements. 

AAT is the world’s leading professional membership body for accounting technicians, working with members around the world. Their accounting courses are highly sought-after and as an AAT qualification, this accredited accounting qualification will help you to progress in your career. 

You will need to complete your AAT exams to complete and achieve your qualification. You can choose to add your AAT exams to your enrolment. If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams. 

And if you’re thinking of going to university, the level 3 section of this course will allow you to gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you secure a place! 

Course Duration

Up to three years.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course, you will receive the following qualifications: AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 16 or over to enrol on this course.


Tutor-marked assessments, twelve exams, and one synoptic assessment.

Course content

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting

Extra info

Course duration

Once enrolled, you have up to three years to complete your studies. 

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress. 

You will pay a one-off registration fee for each level you study which will give you access to the qualification for its lifetime, which is typically four to five years. The membership fees for this bundle course are £175 for level 2, £228 for level 3, and £244 for level 4. Please note, you can break these costs down by paying for each level separately as and when you progress through the course. 


Once you have registered with AAT for your student membership, you will have access to their library of online resources and additional support materials, including sample assessments to help you prepare for your exams. 

We will send an email with a link to download the free Sage software. 

When studying the level 4 section of this course, you will need to complete five units consisting of a mix of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units are: 

  • Applied management accounting 
  • Drafting and interpreting financial statements 
  • Internal accounting systems and controls 

You will also then need to choose two units from the following list of optional units: 

  • Business tax 
  • Personal tax 
  • Audit and assurance 
  • Cash and financial management 
  • Credit and debit management 


The qualification is assessed through tutor-marked assessments, twelve external exams, and one synoptic assessment which you will complete at the end of your course. This computer-based exam must be sat under controlled conditions at an external examination centre. The exams will be available on-demand throughout the year, while the synoptic assessments are available on set dates throughout the year. Your tutor will be able to help you decide when you are ready to take the assessments. 

Booking your assessments 

You can choose to add your exams to your enrolment. If you choose this option, we will book and pay for your exams for you. Our partner exam centres for students choosing to book their exams through us are based in Birmingham or Irthlingborough near Northampton. When choosing to add your exams to your enrolment, it is important to note that we are only able to book your exams at the specified centres in either Birmingham or Irthlingborough, and therefore, you must be prepared to travel to one of those centres to complete your exam. 

Alternatively, if you choose not to add your assessments to your enrolment, you will need to book and pay for these separately. 

Course outcome

Once you have successfully completed your tutor-marked assignments and exams, you will receive the following qualifications from The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT): AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. 

Awarding body

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has been established for over 30 years and is the world’s leading professional membership body for over 130,000 accounting professionals. AAT’s vocational qualifications are recognised internationally and by all chartered and certified accountancy bodies in the UK. 

What next?

The skills developed during this bundle course will enable you to apply for the following roles: 

  • Commercial analyst 
  • Payroll manager  
  • Fixed asset accountant 
  • Indirect tax manager 
  • Tax supervisor 
  • VAT accountant 

Take a read of our ‘How to Become an Accountant‘ career guide.


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