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AAT Foundation Certificate & Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Incl. AAT Membership

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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - Xero Advisor Certification
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Become a Bookkeeper and gain AATQB status by taking two AAT Accounting accreditations that will also save you £239 when you buy the AAT course package.

In our qualifications bundle you will firstly build your knowledge with The Foundation Certificate in Accounting Certification (Level 2), your first step towards a rewarding vocation in Accounting or Finance. If you’re starting your career or need to validate your skills and financial knowledge with a globally recognised qualification, this is also the perfect starting point for you.

Once you have completed Level 2, you will move onto the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3) where you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.

The Advanced Diploma is also the natural path to full AAT membership (MAAT) and chartered status.

Boost your chances of promotion and employability by taking two globally recognised qualifications that will set you apart from the rest!

Over 2/3 of students and professional members agree that AAT qualifications have increased their earning potential.*
Earn up to £44,000 a year on completion of the Advanced Diploma as a Payroll Manager.**

Sources: *AAT, **PayScale


AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 - Xero Advisor Certification

Regulated by Ofqual

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Course Access: 12 months Level 2, 15 months Level 3

Average time to complete the courses: 6 months Level 2, 9 months Level 3

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

The course consists of six units:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance
  • Foundation Certificate Synoptic Assessment

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

The course consists of six units:

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

Virtual Sessions

Exam Prep Sessions - To give students the best chance of passing assessments, we have developed a series of regular assessment preparation sessions. Before the session students complete a pre-assigned mock paper, the tutor will run through your paper thereafter and correct any incorrect answers, informing you of what the AAT expect you to write and why. This helps you think in a way that will enable you to approach each question correctly, increasing the likelihood of you passing.

Live Online Classes - Your tutor will take you through a specific topic or module in an online classroom session.

How is it assessed?

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2): To achieve this qualification, students are required to pass five computer-based assessments.

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3): To achieve this qualification, students are required to pass five computer-based assessments.

For Levels 2&3, when you are ready to take your assessments, you have two options:

  1. Online Assessments: To take your assessment from the comfort of your home, please contact e-Careers Customer Service to book and pay for your assessment. Not available for the Synoptic Assessment.
  2. Test Centre Assessments: You can still choose to sit your exam at a suitable AAT approved assessment venue. We can help find the closest one to you. (Exam fees vary from centre to centre).

We provide you access to the AAT Lifelong Learning Portal which is included in your AAT membership. The assessment fees are not included in the cost of the course.

The AAT require all students to join as a student member but we cover that cost, saving you £150! Just be sure to register as a student member within 14 days of your course start date, which will enable you to access additional content and sit your assessments.

Your Sage Digital Badge is also included in the course fee, allowing you to promote your achievement on your LinkedIn profile and CV. A hard copy Sage Certificate is available for a small additional fee (approx. £12).

Why choose e-Careers?

  • 91.2% pass rate for Level 2, national average AAT pass rate is 85%
  • 87.6% pass rate for Level 3,national average AAT pass rate is 75%
  • One of the largest distance learning providers of AAT in the UK
  • Tutor Support from an FMAAT professional
  • Best prices guaranteed
  • AAT Membership fee included worth £150!
  • 0% Finance to spread the cost
  • 5 star Trustpilot score

e-Careers were delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020!’

About the courses

  • Over 90% of UK Accountants start their career with an AAT qualification
  • Online course materials accredited by AAT
  • Two certifications from 1 course - 1 from AAT and 1 from Sage (Level 2)
  • Sage 50 software included for the Sage Module of Level 2 (180 days) so you can practice what you learn
  • Study practical and real-world skills anywhere, anytime, on a wide range of devices
    (please note Sage 50 software is only compatible with laptops and PC's using a Windows based operating system)
  • Study plan to help keep you on the right track to get your training done on time
  • Open a whole new world of career opportunities
  • Start applying for jobs whilst completing Level 2, showing prospective employers that you are dedicated to your profession
  • On successful completion of Level 3, apply for AAT bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AATQB status, allowing you to setup your own business and offer up to 5 services: Bookkeeping, Financial accounts and accounts preparation for sole traders and partnerships, VAT, Computer accountancy systems and Payroll
  • Earn UCAS points on successful completion of AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

AAT membership benefits

  • Mock assessments to aid your studies
  • eLearning tests and modules so you know where you're at
  • Advice and tips directly from employers and help with creating an engaging CV
  • Access to your achievements and results

About e-Careers

e-Careers is one of the largest distance learning providers of AAT courses in the UK and we can put together bespoke packages for you. We also offer:

  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)
  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Software (Level 2)
  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)
  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)
  • As well as advanced CIMA, ICB & Sage Courses

So whatever direction you want to take your career, e-Careers can help you - enquire today to speak to one of our expert course consultants about the best next steps in your career!

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About the AAT

The AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, with over 130,000 members in more than 100 countries. Many AAT members occupy senior, well rewarded positions. AAT qualifications are attractive to prospective employers globally.

Who is this course for?

The AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting is for anyone looking to get into the diverse and highly lucrative world of accounting and finance. There are no prerequisites for entry to the course, therefore it is ideal for beginners.

It is also ideal if you already work in the industry and are looking to formalise your skills and knowledge with a qualification from the most widely recognised and respected award body in the UK.


There are no official prerequisites, however, we do recommend you possess a solid understanding of accounting principles as well as a good standard of English literacy and maths skills.

Career path

Ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accounting or finance.

This package can lead to employment as:

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

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.