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AAT (Level 2 & 3)Foundation & Advanced Certificates in Bookkeeping

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£67/month interest-free

13 months


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Average completion timeFoundation: 3 months, Advanced: 5 months

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Support periodFoundation: 6 months, Advanced: 9 months

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100% onlinewith unlimited 1:1 tutor support

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Start anytime& study at your own pace

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Additional feesAAT Registration, AAT Exams, Exam Centre Admin

  • Learn online with the UK’s most recommended online AAT provider †
  • Save money and progress smoothly by studying two courses in one
  • Ideal if you have no or minimal bookkeeping experience
  • Leads to roles such as Senior Bookkeeper & Accounts Manager
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online AAT classrooms & personal AAT bookkeeping tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Find your dream job: 78% of AAT members and 73% of students are happy in their jobs 

Increase your salary: 77% of students say AAT increased their earning potential 

Build a career for life: 83% of AAT members feel secure in their jobs 

Gain a respected qualification: 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 3000+ independent reviews

Entry requirements

You don’t need any previous finance experience to enrol on this online course. You should be over 19.

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.


Course content

Your course is fully online. 

You'll study 2 Foundation Certificate units:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls

Then, you'll study 3 Advanced Certificate units:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Indirect Tax

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our AAT course guide.



You’ll sit 5 exams in total: 2 Foundation exams and 3 Advanced exams. You'll sit all your exams in person 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.

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Faye Dixon‘ICS Learn are a brilliant company who understand the needs of people with normal working lives. I’m currently doing Foundation Bookkeeping, and whenever I struggle with any topic, my course tutor is always an email away.’
- Faye Dixon

Penny Bennett‘With two small children and a day job I couldn’t commit to college or a regular study slot. With ICS Learn you can fit your study around your life. The online student interface was incredibly easy to use. I recommend them to everyone!’
- Penny Bennett

Jason Parker‘I had an amazing online tutor. You feel as though you are the only student in a classroom with undivided attention. ICS Learn was the best decision I have made, and I would recommend it to anybody.’
- Jason Parker

  • Contact your personal AAT bookkeeping tutor anytime online or by phone
  • All our tutors are hand-picked for their extensive business and education expertise
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online AAT classrooms
  • Get study help and advice from our friendly student services advisors


Yes! We’re an award-winning AAT centre, and we’ve been pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We’re the UK’s most trusted online AAT provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 3000 independent reviews.

And we’re more highly recommended by students than any other online UK AAT provider.†

This Foundation & Advanced bookkeeping combined course is perfect for you if you're just starting out in bookkeeping and want to complete both AAT bookkeeping courses to become a fully qualified bookkeeper.

The Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is perfect if you have no or minimal bookkeeping experience, or if you haven't yet mastered essential skills like double-entry bookkeeping.

The Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is ideal if you have a firm grasp on all the topics covered on the Foundation Certificate, including double-entry bookkeeping. Our AAT course guides include a detailed breakdown of the topics covered in each course.

Bookkeeping covers only one small area of accounting. If you’d like a broader financial skillset and more varied job opportunities, our AAT Accounting Foundation Certificate, Advanced Diploma, or Professional Diploma could be for you.

AAT graduates are in high demand by employers for their practical, hands-on accounting skills.

Once you've completed the first level of this combined course, the Foundation Certificate, you'll be able to take on entry-level roles such as:

  • Clerical Assistant
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator

Once you've completed the final level of the course, the AAT Advanced Certificate, you can aim for more senior roles, including:

  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Manager
  • Ledger Manager

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or study schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online AAT classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by AAT experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one online learning platform
  • AAT student forums so you can connect and share advice with other students
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You’ll be assessed through 5 computer-based AAT exams sat at your local AAT centre. Find an exam centre near you using the venue finder tool.

You'll sit 2 exams during the first level of the course, the Foundation Certificate, followed by 3 exams during the second level of the course, the Advanced Diploma.

Please note that your AAT exam fees and other fees aren’t included in the course cost.

If your course is being funded by your employer, let us know and we can bundle your fees into one all-inclusive package.

If not, we can include AAT's Registration fee in your interest-free payment plan, but you'll pay your AAT exam and exam centre fees directly to AAT and your exam centre.

Get in touch with our AAT Advisors on 0800 015 3326.

They’ll talk through your experience and skills to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

† 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.

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