Home Learning College

Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Build foundation knowledge and work your way towards qualified Accounting Technician status with our combined online AAT Level 2 and Level 3 course.

Who is it for? Accounting beginners seeking a seamless path from Level 2 directly to AAT Level 3
Qualification: AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (QCF: 600/6909/0 & 600/6908/9)
Location: Distance Learning
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 515 recommended study hours - two years' typical completion time

Advance your career with AAT Level 2 and Level 3 Qualifications

Our AAT Level 2 and Level 3 accounting training course is designed to help you fast track your career by combining the courses you need to gain access to wider job opportunities and a higher earning potential.   .

You can gain your AAT Level 2 Certificate and AAT Level 3 Diploma in one course, allowing you to save money and fast-track your career. This option offers savings of over 30% compared to the regular Level 3 price.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 AAT Accounting course allows you to learn accounting from basic to intermediate level. You will start by covering the essential accounting skills addressed in the level 2 course such as double entry bookkeeping and accounting for VAT, before moving on to more complex topics such as accounts for Sole Traders and partnerships.

As well as key theoretical concepts, AAT Level 2 and 3 accounting courses cover all aspects of Sage One Accounts, the world's most popular accounting and bookkeeping software, teaching you how to create and maintain computerised records.

Home Learning College train more AAT students online than any other online training provider. Through our award-winning Virtual Learning Campus, experienced Tutors and unique Tutor Group Study option, we are ready to help you get to the next level in your accounting career.

Studying your qualification online with Home Learning College allows you to progress through the course whenever and whenever suits you. Submit your details in the form to receive a course brochure.

 

One step closer to gaining the full AAT Accounting Qualification


AAT qualified employees are continually highly sought after by employers due to their relevant knowledge, skills and enthusiasm and the AAT’s excellent international reputation.


With the Level 2 and 3 qualification on your CV, you can apply for a range of positions such as an Assistant Accountant with a potential salary of £29,000* and achieving the full AAT qualification you could earn up to £37,500 and continue on to chartered accountancy.

Our level of experience and investment in the UK’s largest online AAT programme gives you access not only to experienced tutors, but to a learning environment refined through thousands of successful student journeys.

The Syllabus is set by the AAT but we translate those requirements into a unique combination of tutor-led and self-led activities that give you the confidence to progress and achieve your qualification.

We break down the AAT syllabus into small, manageable learning blocks because we know, from experience, that people learn best from taking small steps and consolidating their knowledge as they go along.

The AAT Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Accounting consists of 11 units:

  1. Processing Bookkeeping Transactions
  2. Control Accounts, Journals and Banking System
  3. Basic Costing
  4. Computerised Accounting
  5. Work Efficiently in Accounting and Finance
  6. Accounts Preparation
  7. Prepare Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships
  8. Costs and Revenues
  9. Indirect Tax
  10. Spreadsheet Software
  11. Professional Ethics.

You will be provided with textbooks for each unit (also given as e-books on the Virtual Learning Campus).

View a short selection of Sample Materials for AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

 

Your qualification...

  • Encompasses the Level 3 qualification - comparable to studying at A Level or Higher Education
  • Accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • 11 units altogether: five units at Level 2 and six units at Level 3
  • Eight computer-based tests and four computer-based projects – all taken at an external centre*
  • 515 Guided Learning Hours (GLH), however as this is a distance learning course you are in complete control over how much time you commit to your studies each week
  • Flexible payment options available
  • Offers progression to study at AAT Level 4, the final stage of the AAT qualification
  • It is essential that you have a PC with the Windows XP operating system or higher.

*Please note that if you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt the AAT may not accept you to sit these exams.

Our Students choose Home Learning College as their online AAT training provider because of the complete package of support and services we offer. This starts from your very first call with us to discuss your study options. Here are the main components:

    • A dedicated tutor takes responsibility for your overall progress through the course. They have the experience and expertise to get you qualified
    • The student services team help you organise your exams, learn how to use our wealth of support tools and generally make things go smoothly
    • Our marking team ensure your assignments are turned around rapidly with helpful feedback
    • Interactive live classes mean you learn alongside your peers keeping you motivated– you really don’t feel you’re studying alone
    • We set an achievable Study Framework for your tutor group to ensure you complete the course within the recommended amount of time
    • Printed course books so you can jot down notes in the margin AND handy ebooks as well if you prefer to save to your tablet or phone
    • Exam fees and a full exam booking service are included so you can focus 100% on your studies
    • Flexible finance options to help you spread the cost (more detail below)
    • Sage One Accounts software
    • NUS card – the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts
    • 24 hour access to our award winning Virtual Learning Campus with everything you need during your course in one place
    • A vibrant community of thousands of students gives you a ready-made network for support or advice
    • Practical tests throughout the course cement your knowledge
    • Real time personal progress tracking ensures you stay on task and motivated to keep going
    • A comprehensive Career Management Service including video career coaching, interview simulator, career assessment tools, CV guidance and job search

To enrol on our AAT Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma course we recommend that you have basic GCSE level English and Mathematics qualifications and a keen interest in Accounting. We also recommend that students take the AAT’s Skill Check to measure their prior knowledge.

Before you enrol on this Home Learning College course, please ensure that you have read and understood the prerequisites below:

  • You have a valid UK address (AAT qualifications cannot be studied outside the UK, Channel Isles or Isle of Man)
  • You are over the age of 18 or have a third party payee for any financial agreement
  • You have a solid grasp of the English language. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language
  • You have access to a computer and the Internet throughout your study period
  • You have basic computer skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus and regular access to the Internet
  • You are fully committed to your studies.

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost? That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider. You can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18 or 24 months payment plans*. Representative APR 19.9%. These plans are offered by our finance provider Omni Capital, take a look at a representative APR Example. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

* Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, is subject to a credit check and is governed by their Terms and Conditions. Home Learning College is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only. 

 

Upon completion of the AAT Level 3 Diploma course, you will gain a nationally recognised accredited QCF Qualification, giving you status as a part-qualified Accounting Technician.

The skills you will gain from studying AAT Level 3 will qualify you for a mid-level Finance or Accounting role. This could be as a Credit Controller, Accounts Officer or Accounts Assistant.

Level 3 is the penultimate stage of the full AAT Qualification pathway. Completing the pathway opens up a wealth of opportunity for promotion and higher salaries.

Completing the full AAT (AQ2013) pathway is approximately equivalent to the first year of an honours degree, and is recognised as a non-graduate route in Chartered Accountancy. All UK Chartered and certified accountancy bodies - including CIPFA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS and ACCA - offer generous exemptions to full AAT members.

Having completed the full AAT Qualification pathway and having achieved the relevant experience, you will be able to apply for full AAT membership and use of the letters MAAT after your name.

View the AAT Accounting Technicians career progression pathway

Accounts Clerk

£25,000*

*Source: Salary Checker, 2015

Assistant Accountant 

£29,000*

 


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