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 then our AAT Level 3 and AAT Level 4 combined course will allow you to complete your studies, and open doors to a career in chartered accountancy.

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 at home with AAT training; our online training courses bring full AAT qualification within reach.

Enjoy the benefits of full AAT membership

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

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.

Course Snapshot

  • 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 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 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.

What is Included

We have put together a comprehensive package to ensure you have everything you need to successfully complete your course. This includes:

  • Study framework for your tutor group to ensure you complete the course within 12 months
  • Dedicated tutor to provide additional assistance along the course
  • Timely interactive live classes as you progress through the course to instil the knowledge
  • Course books for each unit
  • Additional downloadable resources
  • Online student forums
  • 24 hour access to the Virtual Learning Campus
  • Assignment marking and thorough feedback
  • Exam fees and exclusive exam booking service
  • Free access to the Career Management Service
  • Optional NUS card – the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts.

Please note software is not included in this course.

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 completing 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 15%.

Your new credentials can also help you climb to the top of the corporate ladder, with opportunities in many areas, including Forensic Accounting, Corporate Finance, Tax, Insolvency and more, including:

Assistant Controller


*Source: SalaryTrack, January 2013

Accounts Manager


*Source: SalaryTrack, January 2013

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