AAT Advanced

Association of Accounting Technicians courses are set at three levels:

  1. Foundation
  2. Advanced
  3. Professional

Advanced courses are the mid-level accounting and bookkeeping qualifications awarded by AAT. The courses are aimed at individuals looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting or bookkeeping and prepare professionals for the next step in their career. These intermediate courses are essential on the pathway to becoming a fully-qualified accountant.

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They'll give you the comprehensive skills and knowledge you need to take on mid-level roles, and will ensure you're well-prepared to advance in your career.

If you're studying bookkeeping, Advanced is the highest level of AAT study. If you're studying accounting, you'll be able to move on to Professional level. 

Who are Advanced AAT courses suitable for?

With few entry requirements, AAT Advanced qualifications are suitable for:

  1. Students who have completed an AAT Foundation course
  2. Students with A Levels
  3. People who already work in an accounting role looking to enhance their skill set

How difficult are Advanced AAT courses?

Advanced courses sit on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Level 3, or Level 6 in the Scottish system. This means that they’re roughly equal in difficulty to A Levels.

How do I know if this is the right level for me?

If you're unsure, give our course advisors a call - they'll run through your professional experience and education to make sure you’re on the right path.

You can also take the AAT Skillcheck, a 30-minute multiple choice test that will gauge your accounting knowledge and tell you which level will suit you best.

Why should I study with ICS Learn?

We're the world's most experienced distance learning provider. You'll benefit from:

  1. 24/7 online campus
  2. Award-winning interactive course materials
  3. Unlimited support from your AAT tutor
  4. Live tutor-led online classrooms
  5. Student forums
  6. No set start dates
  7. Setting your own timetable and working at your own pace.

How do I enrol on the course?

Once you've had a look at the course page for the course you're interested in, you can contact our expert AAT advisors by phone, email or webchat. They’ll run through everything you need to know and answer any questions you may have.

Once you're ready, you'll enrol over the phone with your course advisor, and set up your preferred payment method.

How can I pay for my course?

We want to make studying as accessible as possible so we offer all our students the option to pay the course fees in monthly, interest-free instalments. On the day you enrol, all you have to pay is a small deposit towards the overall course price.

We're also able to invoice businesses, so if you're lucky enough to have your course fees paid by your employer, simply speak to our course advisors and they'll be able to talk you through the invoice process.

When can I get started on my course?

Because our courses are fully online there are no set start dates or cohorts like you'd find in a traditional study environment (and even with many other online learning providers!). We're committed to making things as easy and convenient for you as possible, so you can enrol any day you like and get started on your studies straight away. Simple!