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AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

Get AAT qualified 100% online and advance your career from home.

With us, it's easy to launch your bookkeeping career while working-full time, caring for family, or juggling a busy schedule. You're in control of when and where you learn, whether it's during your lunch break or after the kids are in bed, and you'll have one-to-one tutor support whenever you need it.

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Unlimited 1-to-1 tutor supportand live online AAT classrooms

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From £64/month interest-freewith our flexible payment plans

Build a bookkeeping career you're proud of with the UK's most recommended AAT centre.*

AAT qualifications are highly valued by employers because they give you practical, hands-on finance skills that you can use at work from day one.

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†

Our AAT Bookkeeping courses are unique because they give you total freedom in when, where and how quickly you learn. Whenever you need help, your bookkeeping tutor is only a message or phone call away, and you can even ask questions in real time during your live online bookkeeping classes.

From a flexible study schedule to a generous course support period, we give you the freedom you need to build a rewarding bookkeeping career – no matter what life throws at you.

AAT Bookkeeping Student Reviews

"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."

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Penny Bennett

"I am very happy that I found ICS Learn. Whenever I struggle with any topic my course tutor is always an email away which is really useful. "

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Faye Dixon

"ICS Learn were so helpful. The study platform is really easy to use, everyone is so helpful and friendly and it’s a lovely learning community."

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Amber-Lea Kelly

AAT FAQs

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

It has over 125,000 members worldwide and their prestigious qualifications are internationally recognised and respected by employers. 

You don't need to wait til you've graduated 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.

Completing the first AAT bookkeeping qualification, the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping, will qualify you for entry-level bookkeeping roles such as:

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

The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping will allow you to move into more senior roles such as:

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

If you'd like to open doors to more varied accounting roles, you could also consider studying an AAT Accounting qualification.

If you have no or minimal bookkeeping experience, or if you haven't yet mastered essential skills like double-entry bookkeeping, start with the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. Most AAT students begin at Foundation level.

The AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping is your next step once you have a firm grasp of all the topics covered on the Foundation Certificate, whether you've gained it by studying the Foundation course or by working in bookkeeping or finance. 

Not sure if you have the skills you need to begin at Advanced level? We recommend the AAT Skillcheck. It’s a 30-minute multiple-choice test that will suggest the right level for you based on your accounting knowledge.

If you plan on completing both bookkeeping qualifications, you can save money and transition smoothly by studying our Foundation & Advanced combined bookkeeping course.

Bookkeeping covers only one small area of accounting. If you’d like a broader financial skillset and more varied job opportunities, our AAT Accountancy courses could be for you.

Before you enrol with us, our expert AAT advisors will talk through your experience, education, and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course for you.

We think our students say it best. They've rated us 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent Trustpilot reviews, making us the UK's most recommended AAT centre (as well as the most experienced - 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 flexible self-paced course structure, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free monthly payment plans make it easy to fit your AAT bookkeeping course into your schedule.

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

Ready to learn more or have questions about AAT? Contact our expert AAT advisors by email, online chat or phone on 0333 305 9380. 

You can also advance your career with our range of online AAT Accounting courses. 

* ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent student reviews.

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

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