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AAT Accounting Qualifications

Association of Accounting Technicians

Trusted and respected by employers worldwide, a qualification from the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians will prepare you for a successful accounting and finance career.
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  • 12-months access - 25% discount

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No minimum entry requirements

No minimum entry requirements

Average time to complete

6-18 months/level

Members worldwide

Over 130,000

Everything you need to succeed in the world of finance and accountancy

AAT’s finance and accounting qualifications are recognised by employers across all industries, worldwide. 

From the Certificate in Accounting, which covers the basics of bookkeeping and principles of costing, right through to advanced courses designed for those looking to progress into senior finance roles, AAT’s qualifications will ensure you have the tools and knowledge you need to succeed, whatever your level.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone that’s working in an entry-level role, looking to progress up the ladder, or simply considering a career change.
  • Ambitious, open-minded learners that want the freedom and flexibility that comes with studying online.
  • Those want to study the AAT Q2022 syllabus.

Looking for the AQ2016 syllabus?

The information below is for the  AAT Q2022 syllabus. You can find information on the AAT AQ2016 syllabus here. For more information, see our guidance page.

The AAT Q2022 qualification

Whether you’re just starting out or are well on your way to becoming a chartered accountant, each AAT qualification will arm you with the skills needed to progress to the next stage. Your subscription gives you access to all modules, across each level.

Covering all the basics of accounting. You will study 4 compulsory units.

  • Business Environment Synoptic Assessment
  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls
  • Principles of Costing

In this unit, you’ll master more complex accounting techniques. You will study 4 compulsory units.

  • Business Awareness
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
  • Management Accounting Techniques
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

Designed to prepare you for more senior finance positions. You will study 3 compulsory units and choose 2 optional units.

  • Applied Management Accounting (compulsory unit)
  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements (compulsory unit)
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls (compulsory unit)
  • Business Tax (optional unit)
  • Cash and Treasury (optional unit)
  • Management (optional unit)
  • Credit Management (optional unit)
  • External Auditing (optional unit)
  • Personal Tax (optional unit)

What does the AAT subscription include?

100% syllabus coverage

Gain access all AAT modules as part of your subscription - providing all the learning content you need to pass your exams.

BPP learning resources

Approved BPP learning resources, videos, study notes and reading materials.

BPP's Achievement Ladder

Access to BPP’s Achievement Ladder to progress you to exam success.

No financial tie-ins

Ultimate flexibility around your timescales; stop and restart at any time.

No upfront costs or contracts - just a simple monthly subscription

Our subscription-led pricing means you can study at a pace that suits you. Sign up, get started, and hit pause whenever you need to.

  • Prepaid plan


    one-off payment

    12-months access

    Pay up front and access all your learning materials for 12 months.

    A one-off payment of £450 will be taken from your confirmed payment details and you will have access to your learning materials for 12 months.

    Please note that you will need to select the monthly subscription if you want to access the free 14-day trial.

  • Monthly subscription


    billed monthly

    Free 14-day trial

    Subscribe now to access your 14-day free trial. You can cancel at any point before the end of the 14 days without being charged.

    Once the trial period is over, a recurring monthly payment of £50 will be taken from your confirmed payment details every 30 days until you cancel your subscription.

Frequently asked questions

  • You can choose between our monthly subscription, or the one-off payment option which gives you access to the same content for a period of 12 months.

    If your employer is funding your course, you can download an invoice from your account.

  • When you study accounting online, you have the flexibility to learn in your own time. Our monthly subscription means you can stop your payments if you need to take a break and restart whenever you’re ready.

  • AAT’s Foundation Certificate in Accounting is the ideal introductory course for those who don’t have experience in finance. It features everything you need to kickstart your career in accountancy.

  • The Foundation Certificate in Accounting covers basic costing principles and bookkeeping. For more advanced bookkeeping, you can progress to the Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

  • AAT’s Professional Diploma in Accounting is a managerial accounting course. It features budgeting, financial performance reporting, external auditing, and cash and treasury management. 

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