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Accounting Courses

Get ahead in your accountancy career with online courses for all levels. Choose between AAT and ACCA and find the right pathway for you.

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Get qualified in accountancy

Our online accounting courses are designed for all levels, from beginners right up to Chartered Status. AVADO is the UK’s largest online provider of accounting qualifications and offers award-winning learning that works.

Choose between AAT and ACCA at the level that suits you, knowing each accounting certification comes with a complete programme of support including revision, online classes and pro-active support from your dedicated tutor.

Why should you choose an online accounting course?

Whether you’re looking to begin a career in accounting or want to progress in a career you already have, you can become a certified accountant from anywhere with a home learning course. Accounting and finance can be a difficult field to break into and succeed in, which is why these courses are so worthwhile. Having a certificate or diploma in accounting can set you apart from the competition, providing you with a comprehensive knowledge in all areas of accountancy and the confidence to put it into practice.

How do online accounting courses work?

Completing one of the registered accounting qualifications online gives you the freedom to study whenever and wherever you want. This makes it flexible around your work, allowing you to continue with your current role while gaining a certificate or diploma in accounting. It also means you can improve on your current accounting experience and knowledge while doing the job. Or, if you’re beginning a career in this field, you can fit the course around your schedule.

What qualifications will I get?

Depending on which course you choose, you’ll earn a qualification from either the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). AAT courses are suitable for those looking to enhance their accounting skills and expertise. Individuals looking to earn status as a chartered accountant can complete a longer ACCA course with us. This is one of the best ways to gain access into this type of career as it doesn’t require you to take any time out from work or lose out on vital experience – the two go hand in hand.

Why study accounting courses with AVADO?

All of our courses come with online support from your peer group on the campus forum and a personal tutor who you can contact for individual help. Classes are taught online and can be reviewed at any time, so you don’t need to worry if you miss a class or need to recap on information. Our tutors are award-winning and we’ve been recognised by prestigious awarding bodies across the country for our distance learning programmes. If you want a first-class learning experience that fits in around your lifestyle, completing an ACCA or AAT qualification with us can seriously enhance your future prospects.

Working in accounting will be much more accessible with the knowledge and skills learnt during your AVADO course. Fill in the form above to see where your career in accounting could go with one of our accounting courses.

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What will you learn in an accounting course?

The level of your qualification will dictate how advanced the topics you study will be. On entry-level courses like AAT Level 2, you’ll be introduced to the most importance concepts of accountancy. As you progress further through the AAT qualification, you’ll develop more complex knowledge and skills. ACCA has three sets of papers, within which you can complete each paper in any order depending on the topics you want to learn first.

What is a professional accountancy qualification?

A professional accountancy course is one that’s accredited by an accountancy body. Two of the biggest bodies are ACCA and AAT. At AVADO we provide online courses from both, meaning you get learning that has been approved by the industry experts. It also means that your qualification is recognised and sought after within the industry.

Are there courses for beginners?

If you’re considering a career change or are only just beginning your path to employment, you’ll want to find a course for accountancy that starts with the basics and introduces you to the most important concepts. For this, we recommend the AAT Level 2 Accountancy Course. There are no academic requirements to start studying AAT Level 2. However, we do strongly recommend you have some formal academic qualifications in Maths and English or formal work experience. If you don’t have any, we’ll just ask you to complete the AAT Skillcheck test to determine your most suited level. This involves multiple choice questions and is nothing to worry about. We understand that many people want to become accountants who don’t have any prior knowledge. This test is about finding the right level, not blocking you from starting on your pathway.

Considering a career move or looking to achieve a higher position than your current role? Fill in the form at the top of this page for a free course brochure or speak to our expert team now 020 3911 3407.

Become a qualified accountant

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK’s leading awarding body for skills-based accounting qualifications and account for nearly 90% of all vocational qualifications in finance and accounting. We are thrilled to have won Distance Learning Provider of the Year at the 2018 AAT Training Provider Awards in recognition of our expert learning team, passionate tutors, and ground-breaking online campus.

You can begin studying AAT without any accounting experience and quickly build your professional skills and capabilities. AAT qualifications are highly respected and valued by employers, helping you to enter the accounting profession and move upwards in your career as you progress through each level. Find out more about each level below:

Become a Chartered accountant

ACCA is the global body for Professional Accountants, with more than 200,000 members and 486,000 students across 178 countries. The ACCA Diploma course, one of our several ACCA accountancy courses, is the first of three parts making up the ACCA accredited route to Chartered Certified Accountant status. Not only did our ACCA courses win Gold for Best Online Distance Learning Programme at the Learning Technologies Awards 2017, our ACCA Lead Tutor, Paul Kirkwood, also won the Editor’s Choice at the PQ Magazine Awards 2017, so you know you are in safe hands.

ACCA qualifications are designed for those already working in the finance profession who wish to become a Chartered Certified Accountant. The full ACCA pathway is divided into three levels – Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. If you have not previously studied accountancy, you will begin your journey with Applied Knowledge. Find out more about the levels below:

Course Awards

Award-winning Learning

We're proud to have won numerous awards with our accounting courses.