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Enter the world of accountancy

Our AAT courses are designed to give you a solid
base of accounting principles and skills to build on
throughout your career.

The AAT qualification consists of three progressive qualification Levels 2, 3 & 4. These cover the key areas of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation, Audit and Report Writing.

AAT Courses

AAT Level 2

Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

This Level 2 bookkeeping qualification is suited for people with limited or no accounts knowledge.

AAT Level 2

Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Level 2 is recommended as an entry-level if you have no experience or knowledge of accounting.

AAT Level 3

Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Level 3 is recommended for students who have completed Level 2 or are already working in finance.

AAT Level 4

Professional Diploma in Accounting

Level 4 is recommended for students who have completed Level 3 or who have an accounts related degree.

About the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

The AAT are a professional membership body that award skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications. An AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in demand skills in the world, providing you with a professional status you can be proud of.


The AAT has over 125,000 members and students worldwide.

In Demand

The AAT qualification is universally respected and internationally recognised.


The AAT qualification is sponsored by ICAEW, CIMA, ICAS and CIPFA.


The AAT award around 80% of all vocational accounting qualifications.

Why take the AAT qualification?

The AAT qualification is designed to give you a solid base of accounting principles and skills to build on throughout your career. The qualification is right up-to-date and a great way to stand out in your company or the job market.

The AAT is a qualification undertaken for many reasons:

  • You may see it as a way of entering the world of accountancy and finance, in the whole range of professions from bookkeeper to financial or management accountant or auditor.
  • You may want to learn more about the theories underpinning your current job role.
  • You may see it as an invaluable aid to career progression.
  • You may have many years’ financial experience and now want a formal qualification.

How AAT courses are assessed

All of the units covered by the AAT will be assessed via Computer Based Test (CBT):

Level 2

5 assessments
(all mandatory)

Level 3

5 assessments
(all mandatory)

Level 4

6 assessments
(4 mandatory and 2 optional units)

Study Materials

Our students receive AAT study materials, which matches the latest AAT syllabus. All our AAT study materials are exam focused and very student friendly.

You will receive study workbooks, student notes, revision notes and practice questions in the style of the Computer Based Tests (CBTs).

Revision and Mocks

Our Tuition and Revision Phases are designed to be seamless. The Tuition Phase will give you the knowledge and reinforce it through question practice. You will then perfect your skills in the Revision Phase.

Each revision course ends with a full mock exam, to ensure you are ready to cope with the real exam.

Your mock will be marked in plenty of time for you to iron out any last minute glitches and be successful in the real exam.

Tutor Support

As a McArthurMorgan student, you will receive your tutor’s mobile phone number. This allows you to call us when you need help. We can resolve any problems immediately over the phone, avoiding frustration, and allowing you to complete your work.

In addition, if you prefer, you can e-mail us with problems and queries too.

Alternatively you will have access to your tutor on a one-to-one basis, to resolve your technical difficulties.


The AAT encourage members to continue their professional development and progression. If you go on to study for chartered accountancy as a full or fellow member, you can apply for a reduced annual subscription and receive a discount on your AAT membership fees while you study. See below and find out how AAT membership can benefit you, as you continue your career.


ICAEW offer the AAT-ACA fast track route which allows you to claim credit for Accounting, Business Technology & Finance and Management Information at Certificate level.


ACCA grant exemptions from papers the Applied Knowledge Level (formally known as F1-F3).


CIMA offer direct entry to the CIMA professional qualification. This gives exemptions from all four CIMA Certificate level papers.


CIPFA grant exemptions from three papers of the CIPFA syllabus.

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