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AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

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

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 unlimited support whenever you need it.

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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

"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."

Amber Lea Kelly Aat 85X85

Amber-Lea Kelly

"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

AAT Bookkeeping FAQs

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications. It has more than 125,000 members worldwide.

AAT’s prestigious qualifications are internationally recognised and respected by employers, making them a perfect choice for anyone who wants to enhance their CV, impress employers, and gain the hands-on finance skills needed to excel in a huge number of accounting and bookkeeping roles.

AAT bookkeeping graduates are in high demand by employers for their highly practical, real-world-focused finance skills.

Once you've completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping, you'll be able to take on entry-level roles such as:

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

Once you've completed the most advanced AAT bookkeeping training, the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping, you'll be ready to excel in 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 AAT Accounting training.

There are two AAT Bookkeeping qualifications available.

The AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is perfect if you have no or minimal bookkeeping experience, or if you haven't yet mastered essential skills like double-entry bookkeeping.

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, including double-entry bookkeeping. Our AAT course guides include a detailed breakdown of the topics covered in each course.

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

If you’re not sure which level to choose, 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.

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

Plus, 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’re the most recommended AAT centre, with a Trustpilot rating of Excellent from more than 8,000 independent student reviews. We’re trusted by thousands of students each year across 100+ countries.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in flexible distance learning for 130 years.

Our flexible self-paced course structure, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free monthly payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

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

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