The AAT Level 2, 3 & 4 Accounting Qualifications are internationally recognised qualifications that are based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge which you can put to use from day one. The AAT qualification is recognised and respected by employers providing students with excellent and secure career prospects for both employment and self employment. You do not require any previous qualifications or work experience to begin the AAT course and on completion you will be equipped to work in any area of finance and enjoy a varied and challenging role. You will finally be one of the lucky ones that can honestly say “I look forward to going to work on Monday morning!”
The AAT Accounting Qualification QCF consists of three levels (click to find out more):
Students learn processes relevant to finance administrators, including double entry bookkeeping; accounting systems; purchase, sales and general ledgers.
|Processing bookkeeping transactions (PBKT)
||Computer based test||
|Control accounts, journals and the banking system (CJBS)||Computer based test||
|Basic costing (BCST)
||Computer based test||
|Work effectively in accounting finance (WKAF)||Workplace evidence or Computer based test||
|Computerised accounting (CPAG)
||Workplace evidence or Computer Based Project||
For the computerised accounting unit we will provide you with Sage 50 Accounts training including the Sage 50 Accounts online exam (free of charge) so you can gain a Sage 50 Certificate from Sage also!
Here you will learn administrative and management processes relevant to finance officer roles, including preparing final accounts for small businesses; management and cost accounting, VAT and spreadsheets.
|Accounts preparation (ACPR)||Computer based test||After completion of this unit, the student will have a good understanding of the accounting principles and concepts underlying all financial accounting. Having developed a fuller understanding of the accounting equation, they will understand the nature and importance of the different categories of account and how the books and records relate to each other.|
|Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships (FSTP)||Computer based test||The student will develop accounting skills in restructuring accounting information from incomplete records and preparing financial statements for sole traders. The student will be able to use different techniques to restructure accounts to find missing information and understand the significance and limitations of the trial balance. They will become familiar with the statement of financial position and statement of profit or loss.|
|Costs and revenues (CSTR)||Computer based test||Students will develop an understanding of how costs are handled in organisations, and why different organisations treat costs in different ways. They will be able to recognise different approaches to cost accounting and make informed and reasoned judgements to guide management.|
|Indirect tax (ITAX)||Computer based test||Understand VAT regulations. Complete VAT returns accurately and in a timely manner. Understand VAT penalties and make adjustments for previous errors. Communicate VAT information.|
|Spreadsheets software (SDST)||Workplace evidence or Computer based Project||Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data. Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools and techniques to meet requirements. Use tools and techniques to present, and format and publish spreadsheet information.|
|Professional ethics (PETH)||Computer based project||Understand principles of ethical working. Understand ethical behaviour when working with internal and external customers. Understand when and how to take appropriate action following suspected breaches of ethical codes. Understand the ethical responsibility of the finance professional in promoting sustainability.|
Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
This covers the skills necessary for a ‘finance team leader’ role: complex management accounting tasks; general management skills; drafting financial statements; specialisation in specific subject areas.
|Financial Statements (FSTM)||Computer based test||To develop students’ knowledge so that they are able to understand the regulatory and conceptual frameworks which underpin the preparation of limited company financial statements. To develop students’ knowledge and skills so that they able to understand and apply International Financial Reporting Standards and relevant legislation in the drafting of financial statements of single limited companies and consolidated financial statements to develop students’ knowledge and skills so that they are able to analyse and interpret the financial statements of limited companies using ratio analysis.|
|Budgeting (BDGT)||Computer based test||Prepare forecasts of income and expenditure. Prepare budgets. Assess the impact of internal and external factors on budgets. Use budgetary control to improve organisational performance. Report budgetary information to management in a clear and appropriate format.|
|Financial performance (FPFM)||Computer based test||Collate and analyse cost information from various sources. Be able to use standard costing to analyse performance. Be able to use appropriate techniques to measure performance and manage costs. Make suggestions for improving financial performance by monitoring and analysing information. Prepare performance reports for management|
|Internal control and accounting systems (ISYS)||AAT e-delivered project or case study||Understand the role of accounting within the organisation. Understand the importance and use of internal control systems. Evaluate the accounting system and identify areas for improvement. Conduct an ethical evaluation of the accounting systems. Conduct a sustainability evaluation of the accounting system. Make recommendations to improve the accounting system.|
Level 4 Optional units – you will be required to choose 2 from the following:
|Cash management (CSHM)||Computer based test||Use statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of income and expenditure. Prepare cash budgets. Use cash budgets to monitor cash flow within the organisation. Manage cash balances effectively. Raise finance in accordance with organisational requirements. Invest surplus funds observing organisational policies.|
|Credit control (CRDC)||Workplace evidence or Computer based test||Understand relevant legislation that impacts upon credit management. Use information from a variety of sources to grant credit to customers within organisational guidelines. Use a range of techniques for the collection of debts. Monitor and control the supply of credit.|
|Personal tax (PTAX)||Computer based test||Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and procedures relating to personal tax. Understand the current taxation principles of income from employment, investment income, property income and capital gains tax. Calculate income from all sources and apply relevant allowances, deductions and reliefs to prepare accurate income tax computations. Calculate the income tax liability of an individual. Calculate the capital gains tax liability of an individual. Prepare accurate computations and complete sections of relevant tax returns.|
|Business tax (BTAX)||Computer based test||Understand the impact of legislation and legislative changes. Understand tax law and its implications for Unincorporated businesses Understand tax law and its implications for incorporated businesses. Understand how to treat capital assets prepare the relevant pages of a tax return for an Unincorporated business and accurately produce the computations to support this. Correctly complete corporation tax returns with all supporting computations for incorporated businesses.|
|External auditing (EXTA)||Computer based test||In the External Auditing unit students develop an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements relating to external audit engagements and how the external audit process meets those requirements. Students should demonstrate a knowledge of the concept of assurance, internal controls within accounting systems, the different types of audit evidence and the use of interview and listening skills. Students should understand the role of materiality and risk assessment in the external audit process.|
About Tutor Support
- All of our tutors are qualified in accounting with both vocational and extensive teaching experience
- We have efficient, patient and friendly tutors who you can call as many times as you need
- You have instant and direct access to your personal tutor and course advisor via telephone and email Monday to Friday, late evenings Mondays to Thursdays until 8pm and Saturday mornings 9am -1pm (no queuing systems!)
- Assignments are marked by the tutor and not a computer and are returned promptly to keep you on the right track
- We have personal course advisors many of whom have completed or are currently studying AAT courses and have hands on experience of managing studies with work and family commitments
- We have in-house IT specialists to help students who are experiencing technical difficulties.
Studying with us you will find the staff patient, friendly and helpful, we offer a great support network for students. You will receive constructive feedback and unlimited guidance and support. Simply call and there is always someone to help.
Our tutors and course advisors are instantly accessible
For example, when you call, if your tutor is not available for any reason you may speak with any of the other tutors. They are qualified, experienced, patient and effective communicators so you will find that you will build a good student/teacher relationship with them all.
You are also provided with a personal course advisor who is either part or fully AAT qualified so they are speaking from experience and can empathise with you and your journey to becoming a qualified Accounting Technician.
The office is open at the following times:
|9am – 8pm
9am – 8pm
9am – 8pm
9am – 8pm
9am – 5pm
We have a team of friendly and experienced course advisors to answer any of your questions so please do not hesitate to contact them on: 01469 515444.
Premier Training is very excited to launch to our new students their online personal Premier Training Account (MyPTA). Everything a student needs to study is right at their fingertips such as:
- Tutor and course advisor contact details
- Study books online
- Personal timetable
- Access to online assignments
- Revision tools, help guides and extra e-learning tests
- Updates and news
- Important information such as your AAT registration and student ID numbers
With this new resource students can fast track their AAT course effectively. Each student will be provided with their personal login username and password upon enrolment and can start studying within an hour of enrolling!
Premier Training will provide each student with:
- Experienced and qualified personal tutors with instant and direct access during opening times
- Personal course advisor for extra guidance and support
- All the study manuals specifically covering the syllabus of the AAT qualification (both online and delivered to your home)
- Workbooks for selected units with varied practice activities for revision and exam success
- Answers to the workbook activities
- Wise Guides to reinforce your learning and to help you prepare for the online assessment concentrating on the specific areas of difficulty (for selected units on Level 2 only)
- Three online assignments and one mock exam per unit promptly marked by the tutors and comprehensive tutor feedback provided
- Extra 20 interactive online tests per unit
- Supplementary questions written by the tutor if required
- You will also have your own MyPTA containing revision tools, guidance notes, study aids and audio presentations
- Sage 50 Accounts training cd accompanied with the Sage study workbook and the option to sit an online exam with Sage and gain Sage 50 Certification (for AAT Level 2 only)
- Quick Step Guide with clear and concise step by step instructions to guide you through each step of the way through the course
- Personal timetable to structure your whole course work for you keeping you motivated and on track so you simply follow the order of the dates
|Processing bookkeeping transactions – Sample pages
Indirect Tax Combined Text – Sample pages
|Example online assignment: AAT Level 2 or 3 –
Which AAT level is best for you?
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|E-learning||Sage 50 Accounts||My Premier Learning Programme|
|E-learning Interactive Video Tutorial – Debits & Credits
||Sage Instant Accounts – Overview||Premier Programme – Screenshot|
Online interactive videos: E-learning videos allow tutors to cover key topics visually. It provides invaluable reinforcement of the subjects covered in the course and helps students by seeing the material as well as reading about it. Students can access the videos anytime from anywhere through the internet instead of relying on DVDs or flash drives, with easy access using mobiles, tablets and laptops.
Online assignments: Our assignments and practice assignments are skills based, allowing you to put into practice what you have learned in theory. They cover the course topics extensively to ensure that students are fully prepared for the AAT assignments.
Each assignment will cover just a few chapter of your study book. We will tell you which chapters of which book you will need to complete for each assignment. You can choose how long you want to study your course and we will prepare a timetable to suit. This timetable will keep you on track and help you achieve your goal in the timescale you have chosen.
Our videos are interactive with integrated tests to ensure the students have absorbed the knowledge effectively. The students will benefit from the ability to pause and rewind and gives the student the advantage of studying at their own pace; something a classroom course cannot offer.
My Premier Training Account (MyPTA)
MyPTA is your own personal online account that has everything you need to study right at your fingertips and you can short cut to MyPTA with you have access to:
- tutor and course advisor contact details
- study books online
- personal timetable
- revision tools and extra e-learning tests
- instalment plan
- updates and news
- registration and ID numbers
Assignments for the AAT courses are completed online via the Premier Training website and are marked promptly with comprehensive tutor feedback. This is to enable students to develop the skills required for computer based assessments and you will need reliable internet access. On your MyPTA you will be given your log in details and instructions on how to access each individual online assessment.
AAT will assess your knowledge and understanding of the skills you’ve developed by a series of computer based assessments (CBA). You can take the CBA’s as and when you are ready, as soon as you are fully prepared.
Computer Based Assessment (CBA):
Computer based tests (CBT) are online assessment that you will take at an AAT approved assessment centre and for most units the Level 2 and 3 results are available as soon as you have completed the test and should be provided by the invigilator/exams officer. Level 4 results are available within six weeks of the assessment date.
There are also two optional ways to complete units:
Recognition of prior learning (RPL), where we take into account your previous study. This is available for all units. Workplace evidence (WPE) is only accepted for a limited number of units where specified.
How to book your CBT:
- Complete the practice assessment to a good standard
- Make sure you feel confident and prepared to sit the exam
- You will have a personal online MyAAT account and access to an assessment centre search facility. Using your post code you will be provided with a list of centres nearest to your home
- Simply contact the assessment centre and book your assessment time and day
- At this point you will need to pay the assessment fee to the centre
- The assessment centre will confirm the time and day via post or email
- Turn up on the day, take and pass the assessment and receive your results the same day.
The booking procedure for a CBP works a little differently which is explained upon enrolment and your course advisor will assist you with this if required.
In the event you fail your assessment you will be able to pay and re-book the assessment three full working days after. Premier Training will continue to support you at no further cost.
On successful completion of each level you will receive a certificate directly from the AAT.
We understand that employers investment in their employees is valuable and we recognise that it is important that the student achieves their goal in a timely fashion. We also understand the need to keep students motivated and on track especially when studying from home.
We have therefore developed an Employers Pack that includes the following:
- Employers loyalty discount
- A regular progress report by email (with every marked assignment and assessment)
- A copy of each student’s timetable showing the assignment due dates and when the assignments were received.
- The assignment grades awarded
- A copy of the tutor feedback provided with each marked assignment
This will enable employers to keep track of their employees’ progress every step of the way and will help them to remain focused and ensure they achieve the qualification in the time frame agreed with the employer.
This pack is automatically supplied to all employers paying the fees for their employees’ courses. Alternatively if you do not require the progress report but still wish to take advantage of the loyalty discount please inform the course advisor team at the time of enrolment on 01469 515444 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the discount cannot be offered along side another promotion such as special offers for enrolling onto multiple levels or courses.
|Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (including Sage Accounts)||£699|
|Level 3 Diploma in Accounting||£749|
|Level 4 Diploma in Accounting||£799|
|Postage & Packaging (per level)||£17|
|Postage & Packaging (per level) overseas||£49|
*Please note the overseas P&P of £49 is a estimate and we will confirm the final amount of P&P due when the delivery address has been confirmed. The course fee can be paid by monthly instalments at no extra charge and the first instalment will get you started immediately (Only available for UK based students and not available for employers).
Find another training provider that offers personal tutor support, an equal amount of tutor marked assignments and practice assessments with e-learning resources and we will match their price!
Additional fees to remember:
Please note that in order to achieve the AAT qualification you will need to register with the AAT as a student member. The following items are not included in your course fees:
|AAT Admission Fee||£41.00|
|AAT Annual Subscription||£88.00|
|Level 2 Certificate||Fees vary between approximately £60-£85 per exam|
|Level 3 Diploma||Fees vary between approximately £60-£85 per exam|
|Level 4 Diploma||Fees vary between approximately £60-£85 per exam|
|*Please note the assessment fees are an approximate quote and vary depending in the exam centre.|
For extra reading, AAT students are advised to purchase Frank Wood’s ‘Business Accounting’ Volume 1 (£43.99) and Volume 2 (£43.99). Both books can be purchased from Premier Training by telephoning the office on 01469 515444. Students should consult with Premier Training to ensure that they have the correct edition!
You can enrol regardless of academic background, nationality, age, location, gender, religion or occupation; and with the determination to succeed you will gain a qualification which is very recognised by employers.
There are several ways to enrol with Premier Training on your chosen AAT course. Simply choose the way that is most convenient to you. Remember our late nights are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 8.00pm. If you enrol Monday to Friday before 3pm you will receive all your course material the very next day (including Saturday!).
|The easiest and quickest way to enrol is over the phone using a credit/debit card. This will only take a few minutes and the course advisor will complete the enrolment form for you.If you enrol Monday to Friday before 3pm you will receive all your course material the very next day (including Saturday).|
|Online: To enrol online just click on the link below and the link will take you to where you can complete an online enrolment form and pay securely using a credit or debit card, via our secure server. <Click here to enrol online> . Once you have submitted the form you will receive confirmation of your order and a course advisor will contact you with details of what happens next.|
|By post: Please fill in the course enrolment form which can be downloaded here: AAT Accounting Information Pack and Enrolment Form and fax to 01469 572349 or post to:Return your completed enrolment form with payment to:Premier Training
Premier Training Centre
Prince Henry Drive
North East Lincolnshire
|By invoice: If fees are payable by a third party, e.g. an employer, please complete this enrolment form and fax to 01469 572349 or post to:
Prince Henry Drive
DN40 1QY UNITED KINGDOM
Alternatively you can scan and email it to email@example.com Your course material will be dispatched straight away and an invoice will be sent for payment to the address advised. Please be sure to provide a purchase order number if required.
Should you have any queries about enrolling on your chosen course, please do not hesitate to contact us first for advice.
If your employer is paying for the course simply download and complete this enrolment form and ask your employer to sign section 3. The form can either be faxed to Premier Training on 01469 572349 or scanned and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org *Please note you do not need to complete your enrolment online if your employer is paying for the course.
If we receive the enrolment form Monday to Friday before 3pm you will receive your study books the very next day (including Saturdays!).
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (AQ2016) – £749
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting £749
Home Study Distance Learning Course
This level introduces you to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. This course is perfect if you’ve completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting or you’re already at a more intermediate level and looking to develop existing accounting skills.
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting including Sage Accounts (AQ2016) – £699
AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Home study / Distance learning course - £699
Covers a range of basic accounting from costing and double-entry bookkeeping to computerised accounting. It’s Ideal if you’re new to working in finance or you’re looking to expand and develop your knowledge and skills.
If paying by instalments, one initial payment will be taken then the remaining balance will be divided into equal monthly payments
If you are NOT already registered with the AAT there is an option to include your AAT Registration fees of £131 in your course fee. Please indicate below if you would like to do so (If you are already registered please do not include AAT fees):
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting – £749
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting £749
Home Study Distance Learning Course
This level introduces you to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. This course is perfect if you’ve completed level 2, or you’re already at a more intermediate level and looking to develop existing accounting skills.
AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (AQ2016) – £799
AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Home Study Course £799
This level covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit control with the optional units.
Once you've achieved this level, you’ll be awarded the AAT Accounting Qualification. With evidence of one year’s past relevant work experience you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.
Optional Units:- Choose any two from the following four units:
- Business Tax BSTX
- Personal Tax PLTX
- Credit Management CDMT
- External Auditing ETAU
- Cash and Treasury Management CTRM
If you choose one of the tax units then it is advisable but not essential to choose the other tax unit.
Special Offer – AAT AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting & AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting combined Home study courses – £1303.20
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Special Offer – AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Professional Diploma Combined Home Study Course – £2,022.30
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Special Offer – AAT Level 1 PLUS AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting including Sage accounts PLUS Sage Certification – £898.20
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