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IDEAL Schools, Founded in 1983, as specialists in home study, have tailored training materials and the focussed support you need to successfully gain your AAT qualifications. We provide comprehensive training materials (hard copy and online), regular assignment testing with personalised feedback and extensive exam preparation.

Our personal approach ensures you are guided and supported every step of the way, ensuring you are not isolated in your study and providing you with the best chance of passing your exams. Whether you wish to achieve the AAT Bookkeeping or Accounting qualification, with IDEAL Schools you’ll take that important step to a lucrative new career.

If you’d like to discuss your options, please contact our friendly advisors, who will provide you with all the guidance you need, without any pressure applied to enrol. We do not employ a sales team.

Why choose AAT?
AAT is the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications. their qualifications are practical, are internationally recognised and can open doors in any industry across the world.

AAT is open to everyone – you don’t need previous qualifications or experience, and you can work at a pace that fits in with your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for your first job in accountancy, want to change careers, or simply want to enhance your existing accounting skills, IDEAL Schools will give you the training you need.

As an accredited AAT provider and via your attachment to AAT as a member, you’ll have access to a range of benefits, including study support, topical news and updates, and exclusive discounts. The AAT qualification also offers an excellent route into chartered accountancy. If you choose to further your studies with one of the leading chartered professional bodies, such as ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA, your AAT qualification will give you generous exemptions. Your AAT qualification could also give you the opportunity to run your own accounting or bookkeeping practice.

The qualifications employers want
Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills is consistently high across all sectors. With AAT on your CV, you will demonstrate a level of excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers. Our practical, industry-focused qualifications enable you to manage finances, budgets and cash flow effectively and play a key role in business growth. If you already have a degree, why not boost your employability by topping up your course with an AAT accounting or finance qualification?

Keep your career options open
After studying with AAT you can decide where your ambition takes you, whether you want to:
Start work straight away
Go on to university
Become a chartered accountant
Set up your own accounting practice

Become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper (AATQB)
Qualified Bookkeepers are in great demand and a career as a part-time or full-time bookkeeper can be financially rewarding. Master the principles that underpin modern bookkeeping including single entry, double entry, and accounts preparation. Learn how to apply your knowledge to using accounting software packages with FREE Xero CPD Certification. Bookkeeping is a highly flexible, sought after career and this route will see you become an AATQB.
Become an AAT Accounting Technician
As specialists in home study, we are able to offer you a flexible, fully tutor supported route toward your AAT qualifications. The qualification is covered over three levels; level 2 Certificate in Accounting, Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting. 
You can commence this qualification at Level 2 with no knowledge or experience, or you can join at the later levels if you you have a past accounting qualification or have been working in the industry.


As an AAT accredited provider we have the courses, tutorial services, and experience, to help you achieve your goals. We have over 40 years of experience in offering bookkeeping and accounting qualifications via home study, and in recent years our college, tutors and students have been recognised for their efforts. Selecting Ideal Schools for your training could be one of the best decisions you will make when it comes to planning your future career.