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AAT courses: AAT qualifications

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AAT Courses and Qualifications

Our AAT courses equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in an accounting role.

The AAT qualification supports you or your team to work effectively and efficiently as part of a finance function, with industry-focused learning designed in-line with employer needs.

No previous qualifications are needed to study AAT, making it a fast and hassle-free way to ensure you’re primed for success.

Our distance learning options means you can study around other commitments, with full support from an expert tutor.


Choosing your AAT course

AAT distance learning


Level 2 Foundation Certificate

Ideal for those just starting out in accounting, looking to gain a solid grounding in basic knowledge and practices.


Level 3 Advanced Diploma

Designed for those who have achieved the Foundation level, or have previous accounting experience.


Level 4 Professional Diploma

Suitable for those who have completed the Advanced level, or are at a further stage in their career.


Level 2 Bookkeeping

A short qualification that gives you a thorough foundation in bookkeeping and basic accounting practices.


Skills to Run Your Business

Grow your business with a sound understanding of budgets, cash flow, financial documents, taxes and more.

AAT courses and qualifications               

AAT courses and qualifications from Babington

Babington Group is one of the leading and most respected providers of business courses in the UK. Reasons to study with Babington include:

  • 40 years’ experience
  • Dedicated team of expert tutors and mentors
  • Flexible learning options, so you can study courses from home at your own pace
  • Access to BabingtonOnline, our virtual learning environment
  • Flexible payment options – ask an advisor about paying for your course in instalments, or for advice about funding

What is the AAT qualification?

AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting technicians. They work globally, with around 125,000 members in more than 90 countries.

There are three levels to study with AAT, ranging from introductory to advanced. This means that whatever your previous knowledge and experience within the accountancy sector, we have a qualification level suitable for you to start studying at.

A career in accounting

Finance professionals play a fundamental role in most organisations, and a career in accounting can offer you great job prospects. Members of AAT are ambitious and focused, occupying senior, well-rewarded positions with thousands of employers around the world.

If you have ambitions to go into a senior role, AAT is the ideal first step towards further qualifications such as ACCA and CIMA. Completing AAT even gives you exemptions from certain modules on the route to becoming a Chartered Accountant.

The full qualification is considered equivalent to the first year of an academic degree, but at a fraction of the cost of university education. So becoming AAT qualified makes sense as both a smart career move, and a sound financial choice.

Studying with Babington

With Babington’s support, you will develop practical skills and accounting knowledge that will guide you on the path to a successful and rewarding career.

We are able to deliver the full qualification in the classroom, or through our innovative virtual learning environment, BabingtonOnline. You’ll have 24 hour access to interactive resources that guide you through your course. You’ll receive tutor support all the way, with scheduled chat sessions, video lectures, and regular contact by email and phone.

Case study: AAT member in 10 months

Billy Dwyer

Billy Dwyer began studying towards the AAT level 2 Certificate in June 2014. Only 10 months later, he completed level 4, becoming an Affiliate Member. We asked him about his experience.

How did you do it in so little time?

“Really, I think it boils down to how attentive your tutor is to your needs. My learning style is very hot and cold so I might not require any help for weeks on end, but then when I need help I want it quite intensively. So typically I would send an email, then another email, then call-up Patricia (Billy’s tutor) and talk with her for half an hour or so.

The impressive thing about Patricia was that she was always available (including Sundays – sorry!) when I needed her so any obstacles that stood in my way could be easily surmounted. Also, moral support is really important when you are studying at home. Patricia was excellent in this area and was always very encouraging.”

Why did you choose AAT?

“I had done several different jobs in the past and was looking for a career, rather than just a job. Accountancy looked like a good bet (most businesses and organisations have this function) and AAT felt like the natural starting point for someone who, like me, doesn’t have a background in finance.”


Take a peek at our AAT distance learning courses:

Accounting distance learning video

Online accounting courses

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