These shorter qualifications give you a taster of AAT. You’ll still gain an industry recognised qualification, as well as the the skills to become a Bookkeeper. Plus, you’ll have the option to move onto the full qualification with exemptions when you finish.
Foundation Award from £259Foundation Certificate from £376.20Advanced Certificate from £699.30
Self study with printed and online materials for you to work through at your own pace, with tutor support available when you need it.
Foundation Award £319Foundation Certificate £484.20Advanced Certificate £942.30
Study when it suits you with an efficient tutor-led online course using resources designed specifically to keep you motivated and engaged.
Foundation Award £389Foundation Certificate £610.20Advanced Certificate £1,185.30
The nearest thing to sitting in a classroom. Join timetabled live lectures on your computer and post questions for live tutor feedback.
Foundation Award from £439Foundation Certificate from £700.20Advanced Certificate from £1,320.30
Face-to-face learning at one of 21 local Kaplan training centres, taught by expert tutors on a weekday, weekend or evening.
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Get the support you need to stay motivated. Study flexibly when you want. Gain the confidence to pass your exams. No matter how you choose to study.
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Our most frequently asked questions are answered here.
What are the entry requirements?
There aren’t any! You don’t need any previous accounting experience or qualifications to start studying the AAT Bookkeeping qualification, just a willingness to learn! It’s ideal if you’ve just finished school/college or are thinking of changing career.
What's covered in AAT Bookkeeping?
Choose from Foundation Award, Foundation Certificate or Advanced Certificate within this short qualification to understand the basics of AAT.
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How long does it take to complete the Bookkeeping qualification?
On average, most students complete the Bookkeeping qualification within 3-6 months.
How can I pay for my course?
You can pay by credit or debit card, PayPal or invoice your employer when you buy online. You can also apply for an interest-free payment plan and spread the cost of the course over monthly payments for the duration of your studies, up to a maximum of 12 months.
If you are studying Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan which covers the cost of your course upfront, helping you spread the cost. Terms & conditions apply.
Am I eligible for funding?
If you’ve yet to start the qualification, you may be eligible for an Apprenticeship.
How do I book my exam?
Book an exam when you're ready. You will need to provide the following: AAT ID number, date of birth and payment. You can pay by card, PayPal or we can invoice your employer. If you're not sure when to sit your exam, our timetables suggest recommended exam dates.
Are the AAT registration fees included in the course price?
No, you need to register with AAT directly.
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