AAT Accounting Qualifications

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.

Includes:

100% syllabus coverage

BPP learning resources

BPP's Achievement Ladder

Expert tutor support

Course Overview

Whether you’re working in accounting, want to move up the ladder, or simply fancy a career change, StaySharp’s AAT subscription gives you the freedom and flexibility to study for your AAT accountancy exams at your own pace.

You’ll get unlimited access to the full AAT syllabus from day one. Plus, with BPP’s step-by-step Achievement Ladder, revision notes and practice papers, you’ll have everything you need to excel at your exams. 

Course Structure

The AAT qualification is made up of three levels, covering everything from the basics of bookkeeping right through to the management accounting course.

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

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

  • 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)

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*The 14-day free trial only works the first time you sign up for this subscription plan for this specific qualification.
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Frequently asked questions.

Can’t find the answers you’re looking for? Get in touch with our team today.
  • The AAT qualification is the ideal beginner’s pathway into an accountancy career. It will give you the expertise and skills needed to succeed in a range of entry-level accountancy roles.

  • All AAT courses and modules are covered by the StaySharp AAT subscription. This can be billed at £50 monthly, £130 quarterly or with a one-off annual payment of £450.

  • You can choose between our monthly subscription, quarterly subscription or the one-off payment option which gives you access to the same content for 12 months. If your employer is funding your course, you can download an invoice from your account.

  • Studying online means you have the freedom to study at your own pace. All your course materials are available from day one and can be accessed anytime, anywhere on any device. All you need is an internet connection. 

  • The AAT subscription is ideal for beginners with no prior accountancy experience or qualifications.

  • As a leading AAT training provider, StaySharp is pleased to offer AAT bookkeeping courses.

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

  • The full AAT qualification (after studying all AAT levels 2, 3 and 4) is equivalent to a relevant first-year university degree or higher diploma.

  • Once you’ve gained an AAT accounting qualification, you’ll be suitable for roles including assistant accountant, junior accountant, VAT bookkeeper, junior auditor and more. You can use your AAT qualification to climb the accountancy career ladder from an entry-level role to a high-level accountancy job.

  • All individual AAT levels take an average of around 6-18 months to complete, though this varies depending on how many hours you’re able to dedicate to studying. StaySharp’s accounting and bookkeeping courses are designed to be studied at your own pace, so there’s no standard completion time.

  • Due to intellectual property laws, it’s not possible to download the majority of course materials. You’ll need an active internet connection to authenticate your account and access your learning content. However, some course videos are available to download and watch later.

  • The 14-day free trial is limited to one per course, per customer. If you want to re-subscribe to a course you have subscribed to previously, please purchase it as normal. You’ll be automatically moved to the paid subscription within three working days.

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