AAT (Level 2 & 3) Foundation & Advanced Certificates in Bookkeeping

ICS Learn
United Kingdom (GB)
Online Course
18 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021
Accounting, Courses
Contract Type

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Course overview

Have you been looking for a way to get that dream job you feel like you’ve always been chasing? With this two-course bundle, you’ll be perfectly set to do just that.

Find your dream job: 78% of AAT members and 73% of students are happy in their jobs 

Increase your salary: 77% of students say AAT increased their earning potential 

Build a career for life: 83% of AAT members feel secure in their jobs 

Gain a respected qualification: ICS Learn are rated 9.6/10 on Trustpilot from 3000+ independent reviews

 AAT Salary Survey 2017.
 ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) from students against its competitors. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.

Duration study load

Average completion time:

  • Foundation: 3 months
  • Advanced: 5 months

Support period:

  • Foundation: 6 months
  • Advanced: 9 months

Entry requirements

You don’t need any previous finance experience to enrol in this online course. You should be over 19.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.

If you have a criminal record or have been made bankrupt, AAT might not accept you as a member making you unable to sit your exams. Please contact AAT directly for more advice.

Course features

  • Learn online with the UK’s most recommended online AAT provider ‡
  • Save money and progress smoothly by studying two courses in one
  • Ideal if you have no or minimal bookkeeping experience
  • Leads to roles such as Senior Bookkeeper & Accounts Manager
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online AAT classrooms & personal AAT bookkeeping tutor


You’ll sit 5 exams in total: 2 Foundation exams and 3 Advanced exams. You’ll sit all your exams in person at an AAT exam centre.

You’ll also complete online mock tests throughout your course to ensure you’re well-prepared for your exams.


"ICS Learn are a brilliant company who understand the needs of people with normal working lives. I’m currently doing Foundation Bookkeeping, and whenever I struggle with any topic, my course tutor is always an email away." Faye Dixon

"With two small children and a day job, I couldn’t commit to college or a regular study slot. With ICS Learn you can fit your study around your life. The online student interface was incredibly easy to use. I recommend them to everyone!" Penny Bennett

"I had an amazing online tutor. You feel as though you are the only student in a classroom with undivided attention. ICS Learn was the best decision I have made, and I would recommend it to anybody." Jason Parker

Core Units

Foundation Certificate

Unit 1

  • Bookkeeping Transactions

Unit 2

  • Bookkeeping Controls

Advanced Certificate

Unit 1

  • Advanced Bookkeeping

Unit 2

  • Final Accounts Preparation

Unit 3

  • Indirect Tax

Job outcomes

  • Professional Bookkeeper
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Manager
  • Ledger Manager
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Administrator


Accredited by AAT

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About ICS Learn

ICS Learn is the world's most experienced distance learning organisation. We have been a pioneer in teaching skills and qualifications at a distance for over 128 years, giving you the opportunity to learn while earning and to fulfil your ambitions.

We offer a wide range of courses for people with different needs, interests and ambitions. So whether you're looking to prepare for university, advance your career, change your career, fulfil a passion or learn something completely new, we will help you get where you want to be.

We work with a large number of professional bodies to provide qualifications that are respected and widely recognised, so what you learn with us matters when it comes to finding a job, improving your skills or getting a qualification. In fact, our qualifications are accredited by awarding bodies and higher education institutions, including CIPD, AAT, ILM and CIPS - to name only a few.

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