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Accountancy Courses

Become a fully qualified accountant 100% online with AAT and advance your career from anywhere.

We make it easy to fit your accountancy training course around your busy life. You can learn wherever and whenever suits you best, whether it's during your lunch break or after the kids are in bed. And if you get stuck, just message your tutor, arrange a call, or ask questions in real-time during our live online classes.

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Learn online anywhere, anytime on your phone, tablet or laptop

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Set your own study schedule and shape AAT around your life

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Unlimited support from your expert AAT tutor

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From £55/month interest-free with our flexible payment plans

Launch your accountancy career with an award-winning AAT provider.

Accountancy and finance are at the core of every business. By studying an AAT accounting course with us, you’ll be joining a profession that's respected, lucrative, and in high demand in every corner of the world – and you don't need any previous experience or qualifications to get started.

Qualifications from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) are highly valued by employers because they give you practical, hands-on accounting skills that you'll apply every day at work. This means our AAT students achieve great things: 

  • 78% are currently working in finance 
  • 94% feel their earning potential has increased
  • 78% feel that AAT is helping their career
  • 98% would recommend studying AAT‡

Many land their dream job before they finish their studies.

We’re trusted to provide AAT Accountancy courses at all three AAT levels, so whether you’re completely new to finance, aiming for a promotion, or switching careers, studying an AAT Accounting course with us is the first step to achieving your goals.

AAT Accounting Student Reviews

"I was promoted to Finance Officer with a 70% salary increase compared to when I started. I can’t believe the journey I’ve been on."

Sarah

Sarah Hill

"Studying with ICS Learn worked brilliantly as it allowed for so much flexibility. It gave me an opportunity to fit my studies around my free time."

Adam Wilson Aat Level 23

Adam Wilson

"The online tutors are wonderful. Whenever I have needed to ask them a question, they have replied quickly and with a clear explanation."

Fern Simmons

Fern Simmons

Accountancy FAQs

We think our students say it best. They've rated us Excellent from more than 8,000 independent student reviews. Plus, we're the most experienced online learning provider - we've been in education for 130 years.

We're committed to helping everyone build a career that they're proud of, and a huge part of that involves giving people the freedom to shape their qualification around their lives. 

Our courses are perfect for you if you have a full-time job, kids, an irregular working pattern, a busy schedule, or if you simply want to be in control of your learning.

From our self-paced course structure to our extended study periods to our unlimited tutor support, we give you the flexibility you need to achieve your qualification, no matter what life throws at you.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of AAT students like you get qualifications they need to succeed.

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance training. 

It has over 135,000 members worldwide and their prestigious qualifications are internationally recognised and respected by employers. 

An AAT qualification is the perfect starting point for a lucrative career in finance and can set you on the path to starting your own accountancy practice or achieving Chartered Accountant status.

An accountancy career has the potential to to take you anywhere you want to go. Whether you want to work in TV, sport, fashion, or for a charity, every organisation in every sector needs qualified accountants. 

Finance professionals are in consistently high demand the world over, so when you choose to study an AAT accounting qualification, you'll be opening the door to hugely rewarding and respected career opportunities.

Want to start your own accounting practice or go freelance? Once you complete your AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, you can. 

Is becoming a Chartered Accountant your goal? Your AAT training can be a stepping stone to ACCA, CIMA, and other Chartered Accountancy qualifications, and will even allow you to skip certain modules - potentially getting you to Chartered status faster than the university route.

And if you've got your eyes set on the boardroom, more than half of FTSE 100 CEOs began their career in finance. 

You don't need to wait til you've completed your AAT course to start reaping the benefits of studying AAT. Simply putting 'Studying towards AAT' on your CV can help you attract employers and stand out from the crowd.

After completing the AAT Level 2 Certificate, you'll be ready to take on entry-level finance roles such as:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Purchase/Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Trainee Finance Assistant

Once you've completed the next qualification, the AAT Level 3 Diploma, you can move into roles like:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Practice Bookkeeper
  • Tax Assistant

Once you've achieved the most advanced AAT training, the AAT Level 4 Diploma, you have a huge number of career options.

If you'd like the freedom of working for yourself, you could start your own accountancy practice or work as a freelance accountant.

You could become a Chartered Accountant by joining an AAT fast-track with ACCA, CIMA, or one of the other UK Chartered Accountancy bodies.

And you could take on a huge number of prestigious finance roles:

  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Fund Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Fixed Asset Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

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‡ Data from a survey of 85 ICS Learn AAT graduates from between 2014 and 2019.