It is the learning hours that define whether a qualification is known as a Diploma, Certificate, or Award.
- Diplomas take the longest time to complete. They are the most widespread and in-depth qualifications at each level.
- Certificates are a little shorter, covering essential knowledge at each level.
- Awards are very short, generally covering only one subject.
Depending on the subject you're studying, there may be only one length of qualification available at each level, or there may be a choice of Diplomas, Certificates, or Awards so that you can choose how comprehensive your qualification will be.
Every course is different, so on each course page, you'll find information on the average completion time.
The time taken by a course depends on the study method and course timetable.
This includes lectures, tutorials, or supervised study. Although this is not compulsory for all learners; some students may need more or less support to achieve the qualification they have chosen.
- AAT Level 1 - Award in Business Skills - 6 months
- AAT Level 1 - Award in Bookkeeping - 6 months
- AAT Level 2 - Certificate in Bookkeeping - 12 months
- AAT Level 3 - Certificate in Bookkeeping - 12 months
- AAT Level 1 - Introduction to Bookkeeping - 12 months
- AAT Level 2 - Certificate in Accounting - 14 months
- AAT Level 3 - Diploma in Accounting - 16 months
- AAT Level 4 - Diploma in Professional Accounting - 18 months
If you do not finish your course within this time frame additional fees will apply - 10% of the original price for extending your course for another 12 months.
As an online student, you will have access to tutorials, lectures, and video content on the Sepera Student Panel. This option gives you the flexibility to pick and choose when to study, perfect for those always on the go.
As a webinar student, you will receive a link to access weekly classes where you will be able to interact with the tutor as if you were sitting in the classroom with them.
Webinar lessons will commence at an allocated time each week. The session begins with a lecture delivered by a tutor and moves on to discussions and group activities, ensuring you understand the material. Each webinar is recorded and posted to the Sepera Student Panel for you to access and review at a later date – perfect for revision.
The price of your course will vary depending on the qualification you choose. You'll find the course cost on each course page. You will find the list of prices in full payment and instalments on the site.
The exam fee is shown on the “AAT exam” page when you book for the exam as an external student or with membership. Each course exam fee is clearly shown on the exam booking form, so there are no surprises.
For more information on our payment plans, please speak to one of our Course Advisors by calling on +44 (0) 203 865 7964 or check our Exams & Qualification Fees page.
Click links below to see qualification fees.
- AAT Level 1 - Award in Bookkeeping
- AAT Level 2 - Certificate in Bookkeeping
- AAT Level 3 - Certificate in Bookkeeping
AAT Business Skills
Our mission is to make learning affordable and accessible for all, no matter your circumstances. That's why we make spreading the cost of your course as simple and manageable as possible with our flexible, interest-free payment plans.
Sepera College is offering our students 10% discount on all courses and £30.00 off any exam with Sepera Membership.
Sepera College is offering interest free loans for all courses and to repay the loan you can set up Direct Debit via GoCardless. Click here and check our subscriptions.
You can spread the cost via Klarna Payments.
You do not need to pay a deposit to join our courses.
Enrolling is easy. Just call one of our Course Advisors free at +44 (0) 203 865 7964 to enrol over the phone and arrange your interest-free payment plan.
You can also enrol online. Just click 'take this course on the relevant course page.
Online learning allows you to shape learning seamlessly around your career, family, and life.
Instead of attending a classroom or college, you'll access your course through our online campus (known as the Student Community) using your computer, laptop, mobile or tablet.
You can log in to your course anywhere, anytime, whether it's from home, your office, or during your commute or lunch break.
You'll work through your course at your own pace - the only deadlines are any exams you have (if your course is assessed by exam) and the end of your generous support period, which marks the end of your access to the course.
Our tutors and customer services will advise you how to register with the AAT on the first day of your course. You can register online with the AAT .please ensure you give them Sepera College’s approved Assessment centre code.
Centre code: BH01000194
Once you’ve achieved the Professional Diploma in Accounting, you’ll be able to:
- apply for AAT professional membership and use the letters MAAT after your name
- progress to chartered accountancy (gaining generous exemptions)
- become your own boss as an AAT Licensed Accountant
- progress to university with AAT giving you 160 UCAS points
- work overseas with our internationally recognised qualification.
Once you’ve successfully achieved the Advanced Diploma in Accounting or the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping you’ll be eligible to apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and use the designator letters AATQB.
The Professional Diploma in Accounting 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.
This qualification is perfect if you’ve progressed through the foundation and advanced qualifications, or you’re at a higher stage in your career and you want a qualification to give you the confidence and proof that you have the skills to do the job.
Once you’ve achieved this qualification, and with proof of relevant work experience, perhaps gathered while you were training, you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.
Once you’ve registered as an AAT student member you’ll be able to access a range of AAT support resources to help you succeed in your studies
- Study support
Including practice assessments, interactive e-learning modules, qualification specification, Green Light tests, Real life scenarios and much more.
- Dedicated call centre
AAT’s Customer Support team have a helpline especially for student queries.
- Boosting your career prospects
From an online CV builder, interviews tips to the latest accountancy vacancies courtesy of our dedicated jobs site aat-jobs.co.uk
- Exclusive discounts
AAT Rewards is your exclusive rewards site that can help you save money on the things you buy every day. Find great offers on everything from cinema tickets to holidays and insurance.
Students need to be registered with the AAT before they attempt their first assessment.
When you complete the AAT Accounting Qualification Level 4 you can:
- Apply to become a full member of the AAT. This allows the use of the letters MAAT after your name.
- Continue with your accountancy studies. All the major institutes (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, etc.) offer generous exemptions for AAT qualified students.
- You can use your AAT qualification to gain entry into AAT-qualified many university accountancy and business degree courses.
- You can become a self-employed accountant either in the UK or abroad.
The new versions of our qualifications will be launching on 1 September 2022. You can continue to register on our current qualifications until 31 August 2022 and sit assessments on these qualifications until 30 September 2023. Read more about the new qualifications. Use our Transition tool to find out which assessments you’ve already achieved will transfer to the new Q2022 qualification.
Any outstanding AAT fees can be paid here.
Computer marked assessments can take up to 24 hours to be released (for weekend exams please allow until Monday). For all human-marked assessment, we have specific synoptic and non-synoptic result release calendars which can be found on our dedicated results page. Once your result has been released, log in to your MyAAT dashboard here to view them under ‘Your Assessment Results’
Please be aware it can take up to seven weeks for your certificate to arrive. In the meantime, if you have any queries about how our marking system works, please take a look at our helpful guide