Home Learning College

Accounting AAT Level 3 & 4 Diplomas in Accounting

Develop your foundational skills and complete the full AAT Accounting Qualification pathway in one step with our AAT Level 3 and Level 4 combined accounting course online.

Who is it for? Adult learners seeking a seamless path to full AAT membership
Qualification: AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (QCF: 600/6908/9)
AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (QCF: 600/6892/9)
Location: Online Course
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 705 recommended study hours - 2 ½ years' typical completion time

Advance your accounting career with the AAT Level 3 and Level 4 course

If you have already achieved your AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting and are looking to complete the full AAT qualification pathway, our AAT Level 3 and Level 4 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 3 Diploma and AAT Level 4 Diploma in one course, allowing you to save money and fast-track your career.

AAT Level 3 and Level 4 courses cover both the content for the Level 3 AAT Diploma and AAT Level 4 Accounting course combined. You will begin by working towards your AAT Level 3 Diploma before moving on to the more advanced procedures covered at AAT Level 4.

Whilst studying towards the AAT Level 3 Diploma you will consolidate your learning through the practice of specific business accounting tasks, such as the formal preparation of accounts for Sole Traders and partnerships.

The AAT Level 4 Diploma will teach you how to undertake advanced activities, such as the formal preparation of accounts for limited companies, and develop your management skills. The AAT specialist units for level 4 will allow you to focus on the areas which interest you most.


Study on our award winning online platform

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.

We are thrilled to have recently won two awards at the 2016 AAT Training Provider Awards and reap the rewards of all the hard work our team puts into creating such high quality courses. We won Best Use of E-learning, which recognises the exceptional digital learning experience we provide for our students and also AAT Distance Learner of the Year which was awarded to one of our extremely dedicated students Thomas Brinsley. 

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.

Enjoy the benefits of full AAT membership

Completing the full AAT Accounting Qualification with the AAT Level 3 and Level 4 course isn't just about gaining a highly valued qualification. Upon completion you will be eligible for full AAT membership and will be able to apply the letters MAAT after your name.

Having completed AAT Level 3 and 4 and the full AAT pathway, you will be able to progress your studies with UK Chartered and certified Accounting bodies and apply for a position as a fully qualified Accountant.

The new AAT syllabus (AQ2016) is coming soon

From 1st September 2016 there will be a few changes coming into effect to the AAT syllabus. Find out what it means for you, and what your options are.

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. Gaining these two recognised advanced Level AAT qualifications in quick succession will help enhance your earning potential and career prospects.

View a short selection of Sample Materials for AAT Level 3 & 4 Diplomas in Accounting.

Your qualification…

  • Level 3 and 4 diplomas - equivalent to gaining an A Level and a Certificate of Higher Education
  • Accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • 12 units altogether: six units at Level 3 plus six (four compulsory plus two of five optional)units at Level 4
  • 10 computer based tests altogether: four at level 3 and six at level 4, all taken at a local test centre
  • 705 Guided Learning Hours (GLH), however as this is an onlinelearning course you are in complete control over how much time you commit to your studies each week
  • Flexible payment options available
  • Offers progression to further study with UK Chartered and Certified Accountancy bodies
  • 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. You should also note that exam fees are not included in the price.

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 3 and Level 4 Diploma students must hold an AAT Level 2 Certificate or equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge through work experience or an alternative qualification.

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 Islands 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. ELTS 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 PC skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus
  • 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 and Level 4 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 4 will qualify you for a managerial level Finance or Accounting role. This could be as an Assistant Finance Manager or Accounts Manager.

Completing the AAT Level 4, and having gained one year’s relevant work experience, you will be able apply for full AAT membership, allowing you to use the letters MAAT after your name.

Completing Level 4 is approximately equivalent to the first year of an honours degree, and is recognised as a non-graduate route to further study with one of the main UK Chartered Accountancy bodies (including CIPFA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS and ACCA), a range of accounting career opportunities and the ability to run your own accounting practice. In fact, research conducted by Hays Accountancy and Finance shows that achieving the full AAT Accounting Qualification can boost your earning by 51%.


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