Want a new direction for your career? Think Accountancy.
The AAT is an internationally recognised accounting qualification, benefiting over 100,000 people with AAT qualifications and full AAT membership.
Whether you’re a school leaver, already employed, or simply looking for a career change, a career in accountancy could be a great career option for you..
Learn more about Bookkeeping vs Accounting.
Benefits after finishing AAT Courses
Earn on an average £24,600 as a newly qualified AAT member.
Work and support your career parallelly while training.
Potential to go from accounting clerk to managing or finance director role.
Enables you to be a self-employed accountant with AAT accreditation.
Our AAT Courses | AQ22
Level 2 - Certificate in Accounting
An entry-level course for future accountancy professionals.
You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as basic costing, introduction to Bookkeeping, and principles of Bookkeeping Controls.
- Duration: 6 Months
- Potential Roles: accounts payable clerk, accounts officer, payroll administrator, finance assistant
- Potential Salary: Up to £23,000
Level 3 - Diploma in Accounting
Builds on the knowledge gained at Level 2.
You’ll learn how to prepare final accounts for Sole Traders and Partnership as well as dealing with VAT returns for businesses.
- Duration: 6-7 Months
- Potential Roles: finance officer, assistant accountant, advanced bookkeeper
- Potential Salary: Up to £25,000
Level 4 - Diploma in Professional Accounting
This is the final level of AAT Accounting qualification.
You’ll learn about budgeting, management accounting, preparing financial statements, accounting systems, and tax.
- Duration: 8-10 Months
- Potential Roles: forensic accountant, tax manager, accountancy consultant, finance analyst
- Potential Salary: Up to £42,500
AAT Bookkeeping Course - Fast Track
You don’t need any previous accounting experience or qualifications to start studying an AAT Bookkeeping qualification.
After you pass this level you’ll gain the skills to become a bookkeeper.
- Duration: 6 Months
- Potential Salary: Up to £25,000
AAT provides a range of accounting and bookkeeping qualifications. If you prefer to pursue your career as an accountant you may choose to go for the AAT Accounting qualification. However, if you prefer to build your career as a bookkeeper, you may choose to go for the AAT Bookkeeping qualification.
Osborne Training is an AAT Approved Training Provider with centres in London and Watford. Taking the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification with our Institute can be one of the greatest decisions of your career.
Benefits of AAT Membership
Once you’ve registered as an AAT student member you’ll be able to access a range of AAT support resources from AAT to help you succeed in your studies.
Study support from AAT
- Includes practice assessments, interactive e-learning modules, reading lists, assessment briefings, revision courses, and much more from The Association of Accounting Technicians.
- Dedicated AAT call centre – AAT’s Membership Support team has a helpline, especially for student queries.
- Boosting your career prospects: from an online CV builder, and interview tips to the latest accountancy vacancies available.Exclusive discounts – Enjoy great offers and discounts with AAT Additions from IT training, CDs, holidays, medical insurance, and much more.
AAT Accounting Qualification (AQ22)
AAT qualification consists of four progressive qualification levels (1, 2, 3 & 4) which will cover the key areas of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation, Audit, and Report Writing. You may start from Level 2 if you have basic math and numeracy skills.
In order to complete the full AAT Accounting qualification and gain full membership of the AAT, you will need to complete Level 3 and Level 4. Level 2 is recommended as an entry-level if you have no experience or knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping.
The AAT qualification for accounting is broken down into three levels:
- AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (4 Papers/Subjects)
- AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (4 Papers/Subjects)
- Finally AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting (5 Papers/Subjects)
The AAT Accounting Qualification gives you practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that opens doors for you in many industries across the world.
Moreover, AAT offers a range of benefits for student members (including study support, career advice to help find the perfect job, and exclusive discounts), as well as a route to progress into chartered accountancy.
Also, if you choose to further your studies with any of the leading chartered accountancy professional bodies like ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, etc. your AAT qualification could make you eligible for generous exemptions.
AAT Bookkeeping Qualification (AQ22)
If you want to build a career as a Bookkeeper, you may join AAT Bookkeeping courses (Fast Track). On completion, you can gain AATQB (AAT Qualified Bookkeeper) Status. It will give you a professional edge with greater credibility and greater employment prospects.
The AAT Bookkeeping course is broken down into two Levels:
- Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping – includes Introduction to Bookkeeping and Principles of Bookkeeping Controls.
- Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping – includes Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements and Tax Processes for Business.
We offer evening, Weekend, and Daytime sessions for AAT courses in London and Watford.
Live Interactive Online AAT Classes are offered through our State of the Art Virtual Learning Campus (VLC).
Self Study with Study Material and access to Online AAT study Material through Virtual Learning Campus.
Why study with Osborne Training?
✓ AAT Approved training provider
✓ Hand-picked expert & experienced tutors
✓ High-quality study material
✓ Practice Assessments for Exam Preparation
✓ 24/7 online access to VLC ( Virtual Learning Campus)
✓ Cheaper Exam Fees for Osborne Training Students
Study on the Go
When you join any of our AAT courses, in addition to Books, Tutorials, and Workbooks you also get access to our Virtual Learning Campus (VLC) for additional study materials, Interactive tests, and networking with other students.
You can get access to your Osborne Training VLC account from Mobile/Tablet by installing Osborne Training App from Google Play Store.
What our students say
Jennifer, Assistant Accountant, KPMG
“I was hesitating to go for the online course as this was my first time. I really appreciate the personal attention that was shown while explaining and going through the details of the AAT syllabus. Tutor support was fantastic as I could call or email the tutor and get a response almost immediately.”
Peter, Bookkeeper, CLT Accountants
“I have got a new job offer after completing my AAT training course with Osborne Training. Most of the tutors are qualified accountants. IT based classroom, reasonable fees and friendly atmosphere created a best value for the service at the heart of London near to Olympic Venue…”
Louise, Finance Controller, AT&T Network
“Study materials are very easy to follow with ample notes. I loved the Study Mate most as it was very useful for quick reading. As a distance learner, I never felt that I am alone. The tutor was always there and i made lots of friends through Virtual Learning Campus.”