AAT Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Accounting

Open Study College
United Kingdom (GB)
Online Course
24 Feb 2021
26 Mar 2021
Accounting, Courses
Contract Type

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Course overview

The AAT Level 2 Certificate, Level 3 Diploma and Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting introduce you to a wide range of accountancy principles, techniques and skills. These AAT qualifications can be studied from home, making it even easier for you to begin your accountancy career.

This course will allow you to study for one of the most widely known and respected accountancy qualifications in the UK and abroad. AAT qualifications are recognised internationally and by all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies. 

Duration study load

You will have up to 3 years to complete your courses from the date of enrolment. This is enough time for you to work at your own pace.

Entry requirements

You must be 16 years old in order to enrol onto this course, as well as have basic mathematical skills and IT literacy. The software is provided as a download so you will need to ensure that your computer has an internet connection.

Course features

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Free Sage 50 Accounts software 
  • Free CV critique service
  • Free employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Free XO Student Discounts card
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet


During this course, you will complete a number of Tutor Marked Assignments in preparation for your exams.

To achieve the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2, you will need to sit four computer-based assessments and one computer-based synoptic assessment. These are sat under controlled conditions at an external exam centre.

To achieve the Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4, you will need to sit four computer-based assessments and one compute- based synoptic assessment. These are sat under controlled conditions at an external exam centre.

All computer-based assessments are available on-demand throughout the year, while the computer-based synoptic assessments are available at set dates throughout the year.

Exams can be included in the cost of this course. If you don’t add these on, you will have to book and pay for these separately.


Once you enrol, you will receive all course materials by post and a link by email to download your free Sage software. You will receive full tutor support for 3 years.

Are there any additional costs?

To sit your exams, you must join AAT as a student member, which will then give you access to their resources. It is your own responsibility to pay for your student membership payable to AAT.

If you didn’t include your exams, you will also need to pay for your exams, these fees will be paid directly to the exam centre.


*GLH – Guided Learning Hours

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2

Unit 1

Bookkeeping Transactions (GLH: 60)

Unit 2

Bookkeeping Controls (GLH: 45)

Unit 3

Element of Costing (GLH: 45)

Unit 4

Work Effectively in Finance (GLH: 45)

Unit 5

Using Accounts Software (GLH: 45)

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3

Unit 1

Advanced Bookkeeping (GLH: 60)

Unit 2

Final Accounts Preparation (GLH: 60)

Unit 3

Management Accounting: Costing (GLH: 80)

Unit 4

Indirect Tax (GLH: 60)

Unit 5

Ethics for Accounting (GLH: 50)

Unit 6

Spreadsheet for Accounting (GLH: 50)

AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

Unit 1

Management accounting: budgeting (GLH - 60 hours)

Unit 2

Management accounting: decision and control (GLH - 90 hours)

Unit 3

Financial statements of limited companies (GLH - 90 hours)

Unit 4

Accounting systems and controls (GLH - 60 hours)

Unit 5

Business tax (GLH - 60 hours)

Unit 6

Personal tax (GLH - 60 hours)

Unit 7

External auditing (GLH - 60 hours)

Unit 8

Cash and treasury management (GLH - 60 hours)

Unit 9

Credit management (GLH - 60 hours)


  • Accredited by AAT

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