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 6 Advanced Diploma units:
You'll then study 6 Professional Diploma units, made up of 4 core units and your choice of 2 optional units:
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our AAT course guide.
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.
‘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 can recommend ICS Learn 110% to anybody considering getting their AAT. From day one they have supported me. This is my first time studying online, and they make the experience very user friendly, exciting, fun and easy at the same time.’
- Cindy Roos
† 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.