Find your ideal job: 78% of AAT members and 73% of students are happy in their jobs ‡
Increase your salary: 77% of students say studying AAT increased their earning potential ‡
Start your own business: take on senior roles or run your own accounting practice
Fast-track Chartered status: join the fast-track with the major UK Chartered Accountancy bodies
Enhance your credibility: achieve professional MAAT/FMAAT status with the right experience
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.
Your course is fully online. You'll first study six Advanced Diploma units:
You'll then study six Professional Diploma units, made up of four core units and your choice of two optional units.
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our AAT course guide.
You’ll sit five Advanced Diploma exams and six 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.
‘My experience has been fantastic. My tutors have been very helpful and answer my questions in depth, and I can rely on them to respond quickly. The course enabled me to join the family gin distilling business – and working with gin all day can’t be bad!’
- Lauren Pacheco
‘ICS Learn have been fantastic in every facet. The content is easy to follow and I can study at a pace that is easy to fit in with work. The modules are such that every little thing can be linked to my everyday duties, it just marries beautifully.’
- Terry Couzens
‘I chose ICS Learn because I needed my course to be flexible as I'm working full-time. I can study at a time that suits me, and I feel confident knowing I have a tutor available when I need them. ICS Learn has been the best choice I've made.’
- Craig Swift
* Based on L2 results between June 2016 and June 2017.
† ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) from students against its competitors. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.
‡ AAT Salary Survey 2017.