The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK’s leading professional body for entry-level accountants. If you want to develop real-life skills that will help you build a career in accounting or finance, studying for your AAT qualification online will help you reach your future goals.
AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians. In fact, the AAT accounts for around 80% of all vocational accountancy qualifications, with organisations like Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continuing to hire AAT qualified members. And, with international recognition, and recognition from sponsoring bodies such as CIPFA, ICAEW and ICAS, it is widely acknowledged as the established industry standard for technical accounting ability.
Our online AAT study packages provide everything you need: a suite of rich multimedia course materials, expert tutor support, comprehensive revision kits, exam-booking service, detailed mock assessments and exceptional technical support. Also, you will gain access to our streamed HD video lectures at any time, making study flexible and convenient.
Work your way up from entry-level accounting to a senior-level position by advancing through each certification level at your own pace. Gain on-the-job experience as you progress through your learning and fast-track your way to becoming a chartered accountant. A distance learning AAT qualification with LSBF is the professional route to a career in accountancy that you can be proud of.
This course comprises four levels of study, each made of units which need to be passed in order to obtain your award.
Most students will start at Level 2. However, if you have relevant academic or work experience, you could be eligible to start at Level 3.
Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
This qualification will prepare you for any junior accounting roles. It is a great entry-level course for a career in the finance industry. It provides a solid foundation for all students as it covers such areas as double-entry bookkeeping, costing principles and the usage of accounting software. Additionally, students also learn about business and communication skills.
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
In this qualification, you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.
Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
This qualification will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing, credit management and cash and treasury management.
Exams can be taken at any time of year. Students will complete an AAT practice assessment prior to taking any exam. Once AAT practice assessments are completed, students have one month in which to complete the official assessment for that level.
Click here for the full AAT Syllabus.
There are no entry requirements to begin studying AAT courses online. AAT is an ideal choice for current students, recent graduates, or career changers with no relevant work experience.
If you like working with numbers and like to analyse data, AAT is a great way to develop your skills and pave your way to a successful career in accountancy.
Once you’ve finished one course you can move onto the next level. If you have previous work experience or existing qualifications, you may be eligible to start at Level 3 or Level 4. Use AAT Skill Check to find out which level is right for you.
For international students considering a distance learning AAT qualification with LSBF, it should be noted that the courses are conducted entirely in English, so an appropriate intermediate language level is preferable.
LSBF Online offers a range of study options to suit various requirements. Click on the course that appeals to you for more information.
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