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Online AAT Courses

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), is the UK’s leading professional body for entry level accountants. If you want to develop real-life skills that will help you build a career in accounting or finance, studying for your AAT qualification online will help you reach your future goals. 

AAT is preferred by 50% of entry-level accountancy recruiters.* Work your way up from entry-level accounting to a senior level position by advancing through each certification level at your own pace. Gain on-the-job experience as you progress through your qualification, and fast-track your way onto becoming a chartered accountant. 

Our AAT study packages provide everything you need: course materials, tutor support, revision kits, exam booking service, mock assessments, and so much more. And, all of our lectures are presented to you on professionally produced HD quality videos, which you can stream from your PC, phone, or tablet, anywhere you go – so you can always study flexibly, 100% online. 

 *Findings are based on an industry report conducted by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) and GAAPweb.

About AATRead more

The AAT Accounting Qualification is universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism.

In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.


The AAT qualification has three levels – Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4. You will take five computer based exams for Level 2, six computer based exams for Level 3 and five computer based exams at specified external examination centres and one case study for Level 4. Exams can be taken at any time during the year.

To begin the course, simply choose an AAT package from the Enrolment centre and complete the purchase process.

You will receive an email containing your InterActive login details 24 hours after payment, and will then be able to start studying. You will be given access to all learning resources included in your package, such as access to a course library and related articles.

After passing the Tutor Marked Practice Assessment students will have one month to sit the exam.

Prove to your future employers that you have the best accounting skills and knowledge: register today.

The Levels of AAT qualification are:

Level 2

CJBS: Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking SystemRead more

Students will be able to maintain the journal and control accounts, reconcile balances and make corrections, and redraft the trial balance. They will also understand the banking system.

Session 1 Banks, building societies, making payments
Session 2 Making payments
Session 3 Receiving and recording payments
Session 4 Paying into the bank
Session 5 Bank reconciliations
Session 6 SLC and PLC
Session 7 VAT control
Session 8 Journal and irrecoverable debts
Session 9 Journal and payroll transactions
Session 10 Trial balance and correction of errors
Session 11 Suspense accounts and redrafting the Trial Balance
PBKT: Processing Bookkeeping TransactionsRead more

On completion of this unit, students will have the basic skills and knowledge to be able to understand the double entry bookkeeping system and associated processes. They will be able to process financial documents into books of prime entry and ledger accounts, and produce an initial trial balance.

Session 1 The Accounting System
Session 2 Financial documents
Session 3 Invoice preparation
Session 4 Double entry bookkeeping
Session 5 Balancing accounts
Session 6 Accounting for sales and sales returns
Session 7 Accounting for purchases and purchases returns
Session 8 The cash book
Session 9 The petty cashbook
Session 10 The trial balance
BCST: Basic CostingRead more

Students will be able to use cost recording systems to prepare information relating to the income and expenditure of an organisation. They will be able to make comparisons and identify differences between actual and expected figures, and communicate their findings using spreadsheets.

Session 1 Introduction
Session 2 Cost classification
Session 3 Cost centres and coding
Session 4 Cost behaviour
Session 5 Cost behaviour
Session 6 Inventory calculation
Session 7 Manufacturing account
Session 8 Labour costs
Session 9 Providing information for spreadsheets
CPAG: Computerised AccountingRead more

Learners will be able to use a computerised accounting system to enter accounting transactions, perform reconciliations, correct errors and produce a range of reports. They will also help to maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and backup routines.

Session 1 Introduction
Session 2 Customer/supplier accounts; Nominal ledger
Session 3 Invoices/credit notes; VAT and payments
Session 4 Bank accounts & petty cash
Session 5 Bank reconciliation
Session 6 Recurring transactions
Session 7 Correction of errors
Session 8 Reports
WKAF: Working Effectively in Accounting and FinanceRead more

The aim of this unit is to ensure that learners can apply the skills of literacy and numeracy in their work, and gain skills of self-management and time management. Learners will also gain an appreciation of ethical issues and sustainability.

Session 1 Accounting and finance in the workplace
Session 2 Efficiency and regulation in the workplace
Session 3 Ethical behaviour and sustainability
Session 4 Working with numbers
Session 5 Communication at work
Session 6 Managing your work

Level 3

PETH: Professional EthicsRead more

This unit is about recognising the importance of acting and working in an ethical manner. Students will learn to work within the ethical code to ensure that the public has confidence in accounting practices. They will be able to protect their own and their organisations’ professional reputation and integrity, and ensure they uphold principles of sustainability.

Session 1 The Ethical Environment
Session 2 Threats and Safeguards
Session 3 Objectivity and conflict resolution
Session 4 Professional competence
Session 5 Confidentiality and dealing with clients’ money
Session 6 Sustainability and CSR
FSTP: Prepare Accounts for Sole Trader and Partnerships Read more

This unit is about the learner being able to prepare final accounts for both sole traders and unlimited partnerships, including the appropriation of profits. Learners will be able to draft final accounts and make necessary adjustments according to current financial standards.

Session 1 Preparing Financial Statements
Session 2 Incomplete Record Accounting
Session 3 Sole Trader Financial Statements
Session 4 Partnership Financial Statements
Session 5 Changes in Partnerships
ACPR: Accounts Preparation Read more

On completion of this unit, the learner will be able to maintain the journal and control account, reconcile balances, make corrections, and redraft the trial balance. They will also understand the banking system.

Session 1 The accounting system
Session 2 Double entry bookkeeping
Session 3 Balancing accounts and the trial balance
Session 4 The extended trial balance
Session 5 Accruals and prepayments session
Session 6 Depreciation of non-current assets
Session 7 Disposal of non-current assets
Session 8 Irrecoverable debts and allowance for doubtful debts
Session 9 The rules of accounting
Session 10 Accounting for capital transactions
Session 11 Control accounts
Session 12 The journal and correction of errors
CSTR: Costs and RevenuesRead more

Learners will be able to identify why cost accounting is important to an organisation, be able to recognise and use different approaches, and make reasoned judgements to inform management on the most effective costing techniques to aid decision making. They will be able to gather, analyse, and report information about income and expenditure to support decision making, planning, and control.

Session 1 Introduction to costing
Session 2 Inventory management and valuation
Session 3 Accounting for labour
Session 4 Absorption costing big picture
Session 5 Allocation, apportionment and reapportionment of overheads
Session 6 Overhead absorption and under/over absorption
Session 7 Cost bookkeeping
Session 8 Methods of costing
Session 9 Process costing
Session 10 Marginal costing
Session 11 Short term decision making
Session 12 Investment appraisal (long term decision making)
Session 13 Aspects of budgeting and variance calculation
TAX: Indirect taxRead more

The unit is about having the knowledge and skills to calculate VAT and submit the VAT return. It involves extracting the relevant information from the organisation’s accounting records, calculating the amount of tax payable or reclaimable, and resolving errors or omissions. Learners will be able to submit completed documentation in a timely manner, whilst maintaining an effective working relationship with the relevant tax authority.

Session 1 Introduction
Session 2 VAT calculations
Session 3 Invoices and tax points
Session 4 Special schemes
Session 5 Overseas Aspects
Session 6 Accounting records and VAT control account
Session 7 VAT Return format and data entry
Session 8 VAT communications
SDST: Spreadsheet SoftwareRead more

This unit is about using spreadsheets to enter, edit, and organise numerical and other data. Learners will select and use the appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques to meet requirements. These techniques will be used to present, format, and publish spreadsheet information.

Session 1 Introduction
Session 2 Formatting spreadsheet
Session 3 Advanced formatting
Session 4 Useful functions
Session 5 Checking and sorting data
Session 6 Statistical functions
Session 7 Charts
Session 8 Pivot tables

Level 4

FNST: Financial Statements Read more

After completing this unit you’ll have the knowledge needed to prepare consolidated financial statements for standard organisations and create financial statements for limited companies. You will also be familiar with the concepts of ratio analysis regarding financial statements and the key points of current accounting standards.

FNPF: Financial Performance Read more

You will learn how to monitor a company’s financial performance and analyse income and expenditure information, with the aim of making the professionally informed judgments and decisions within the workplace.

ISYS: Internal Control and Accounting Systems Read more

This unit will provide you with the ability to evaluate accounting systems with regards to creating organisational improvements and cost benefits. Such systems will include internal controls, ethical issues, and fraud prevention measures.

BDGT: Budgeting Read more

Focusing on forecasting and preparing budgets, this unit will help you understand how to prepare a range of different budgets, examine variance, and devise ways to improve organisational performance. You will be able to communicate forecasts to the relevant individuals in order to improve planning and control within your organisation.

Session 1 Population and sampling
Session 2 Sources and uses of data
Session 3 Cost types and behaviour
Session 4 Costing methods
Session 5 Forecasting: High-low method
Session 6 Forecasting: Regression analysis
Session 7 Forecasting: Time series analysis
Session 8 Index numbers
Session 9 Budgeting preparation, purpose and steps
Session 10 Budgets and standard costing
Session 11 Sales and production budget
Session 12 Materials budget and wastage
Session 13 Labour budget and limitations
Session 14 Cash budget
Session 15 Breaking down a budget
Session 16 Revising a budget
Session 17 Flexible budgets and variances
Session 18 Material variances
Session 19 Labour variances
Session 20 Operating budget
Session 21 Assessing performance - other indicators
Session 22 Analysing and communicating performance
CSHM: Cash ManagementRead more

You will gain the ability to maintain and support the liquidity of an organisation through the appropriate management of cash balances. You will also learn the ins and outs of borrowing and investing surplus funds, without affecting your organisation’s overall liquidity.

BTAX: Business TaxRead more

This unit will show you how to prepare tax returns for sole traders, incorporated businesses, and partnerships, while appreciating the industry regulations and guidance which needs to be adhered to. You will also learn how to apply current legislation to the creation of tax returns for statutory authorities, including being able to make any necessary adjustments which may be required.

PTAX: Personal TaxRead more

Understand how to analyse and calculate the income tax liabilities of individuals, taking into account various sources of income, such as any relevant allowances, deductions and reliefs, which may be needed to create accurate income tax calculations. You will also learn how to analyse capital gains tax liabilities for an individual.

EXTA: External AuditingRead more

You will learn how to work as a member of an auditing team with regards to planning and carrying out an audit, including the preparation of the final audit report. You will also take an in-depth look at the techniques used to verify accounting records and identify any errors or deficiencies therein.

CRDC: Credit controlRead more

Examining the principles of organisational credit management, you will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to make sound risk assessments with regards to customer credit, as well as appropriately monitoring and controlling debt collection processes.

If you have not completed AAT Level 2 and wish to complete AAT Level 3, you will have to book the Processing bookkeeping transactions (PBKT) unit in order to gain a better understanding of bookkeeping processes.

There are no entry requirements to begin studying AAT courses online. AAT is an ideal choice for current students, recent graduates, or career changers with no relevant work experience. 

If you like working with numbers and are able to analyse data, AAT is a great way to develop your skills and pave your way onto a successful career in accountancy.   

Once you’ve finished one course you can move onto the next level. If you have previous work experience or existing qualifications, you may be eligible to start at Level 3 or Level 4. Use AAT SkillCheck to find out which level is right for you.  

Studying AAT courses online with InterActive gives you access to a range of study features that make your online learning experience customisable and convenient  - motivating you to the finish line of earning your full AAT qualification.  

AAT Online Tuition

Our AAT Online package includes professionally produced HD video lectures, access to our course library and related articles, study texts, revision kits, Q&A sessions, mock assessments, tutor support, and more. Your package also covers a one year’s membership with AAT, all of your exams and AAT admission fees, as well as an exam booking service – so you can study comfortably with ease.*

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AAT Online Tuition
HD quality tuition video lectures with lecture notes
Study text, revision kit
Tutor Marked Practice Assessment with Video debrief
Online community of students and mentors
Global Live Online Q&A Sessions (30 min weekly)
Course library & related articles
Tailor-made study plan
Tutor support
Pass First Time Guarantee
Exam booking service
One year’s student membership with the AAT
AAT admission fee included
Exam fees included
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