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AAT Level 2 and 3Certificates in Bookkeeping

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€71/month interest-free*

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13 months

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€89

Total Price
€1,009

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Average completion time2 & 3 Combined: 9 to 15 months

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Support periodLevel 2: 6 months, Level 3: 9 months

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  • We’re rated Excellent on Trustpilot from 8,000+ student reviews
  • Save money and progress smoothly by studying two courses in one
  • Ideal if you have no or minimal bookkeeping experience
  • Leads to roles such as Senior Bookkeeper & Accounts Manager
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Recorded introductory and revision lessons to watch back anytime

Why is this course right for you?

Launch your lucrative finance career with this internationally recognised qualification from the Association of Accounting Technicians, a global leader in finance training.

AAT's prestigious qualifications give you the practical, real-world finance skills that are in demand by employers. They’ll help you:

  • Find your dream job: 70% of AAT students are happy in their current jobs
  • Increase your salary: 90% of students say AAT increased their earning potential
  • Build a career for life: 80% feel that AAT has helped them progress in their career
  • Gain a respected qualification: 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 8000+ independent reviews 

With us, you can gain the same respected AAT Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications as you would in a classroom with all the benefits of online learning, letting you shape your study around your work and family life.

Course Details for AAT Level 2 and 3

You don’t need any previous finance experience to enrol on this online course, however, you should be over 19 and have a reasonable standard of English and Maths (eg. GCSE Level 4 or equivalent).

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.

If you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt, AAT might not accept you as a member making you unable to sit your exams. Please contact AAT directly for more advice.

Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Excel to complete the course.

Your course is fully online. 

As this course involves in-person exams, you should locate your nearest AAT exam centre using the venue finder tool before enrolling.

You'll study 2 units from the Level 2 Certificate:

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls

Then, you'll study 2 units from the Level 3 Certificate:

  • Preparing Financial Statements
  • Tax Processes for Businesses

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our AAT course guide.

 

You’ll sit 4 exams in total: 2 Level 2 exams and 2 Level 3 exams.

You'll sit all your exams in person at an AAT exam centre. Find an exam centre near you.

You’ll also complete online mock tests throughout your course to ensure you’re well-prepared for your exams.

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Company funding – we can invoice your employer directly

AAT Student Reviews

Faye Dixon 85X85

‘ICS Learn are a brilliant company who understand the needs of people with normal working lives. I’m currently doing Foundation Bookkeeping, and whenever I struggle with any topic, my course tutor is always an email away.’
- Fay Dixon

85X85 Penny Bennett Aat

‘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. The online student interface was incredibly easy to use. I recommend them to everyone!’
- Penny Bennet

Jason Parker Aat

‘I had an amazing online tutor. You feel as though you are the only student in a classroom with undivided attention. ICS Learn was the best decision I have made, and I would recommend it to anybody.’
- Jason Parker

Meet your Tutors

  • Contact your personal AAT tutor anytime online or by phone
  • All our tutors are hand-picked for their extensive business and education expertise
  • Get study help and advice from our friendly student services advisors
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

Bookkeeping FAQs

Yes! We’re an award-winning AAT centre, and we’ve been pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We’re the UK’s most trusted online AAT provider, rated Excellent on Trustpilot from more than 8,000 independent student reviews.

The Level 2 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 Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping is ideal if you have a firm grasp on 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.

Bookkeeping covers only one small area of accounting. If you’d like a broader financial skillset and more varied job opportunities, our AAT Accounting Level 2 CertificateLevel 3 Diploma, or Level 4 Diploma could be for you.

AAT graduates are in high demand by employers for their practical, hands-on accounting skills.

Once you've completed the first level of this combined course, the Level 2 Certificate, 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 final level of the course, the AAT Level 3 Certificate, you can aim for more senior roles, including:

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

We think our students say it best. They've rated us 4.8/5 from more than 8000 independent Trustpilot reviews, giving us a rating of Excellent. Plus, we're the most experienced online learning provider - 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 courses are perfect for you if you have a full-time job, kids, an irregular working pattern, a busy schedule, or if you simply want to be in control of your learning.

From our self-paced course structure to our extended study periods to our unlimited tutor support, we give you the flexibility you need to achieve your qualification, no matter what life throws at you.

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

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or study schedules – everything is shaped around you.

As an ICS Learn student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have:

  • Interactive online learning designed by AAT experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one online learning platform
  • AAT student forums so you can connect and share advice with other students
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • An elevator pitch builder
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

You’ll be assessed through 4 computer-based AAT exams sat at your local AAT centre.

You'll sit 2 exams during the part of the course, the Level 2 Certificate, followed by 2 exams during the second part of the course, the Level 3 Certificate.

Find an exam centre near you using the venue finder tool.

Please note that your AAT exam fees and other fees aren’t included in the course cost.

If your course is being funded by your employer, let us know and we can bundle your fees into one all-inclusive package.

If not, we can include AAT's Registration fee in your interest-free payment plan, but you'll pay your AAT exam and exam centre fees directly to AAT and your exam centre.

Yes, we can invoice your company directly for an all-inclusive bundle that streamlines your AAT fees into one simple cost.

Our all-inclusive AAT bundle includes:

  • Course cost
  • AAT exam fees
  • AAT exam centre fees
  • AAT membership for one year
  • Exam booking service

Get in touch with our AAT Advisors on 0800 015 3326.

They’ll talk through your experience and skills to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free* payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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* Any offer of credit is subject to your status and eligibility.

** Payment plans that include your AAT registration fee are available through our course advisors. Please note, however, that any sale discounts apply only to the cost of the course and does not affect AAT's additional fees. 

AAT pass rates based on all AQ2016 Level 2 results in 2021.

‡ Data from a survey of 60 ICS Learn AAT graduates between 2015 and 2022.