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Why choose AAT?

With AAT you’re in the right hands. Whether you want to move up the ladder or launch a whole new career in accountancy, our qualifications will equip you with the expertise and confidence to succeed. We have 130,000 members….and growing.

Internationally recognised qualifications

AAT qualifications internationally recognised and based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge that you can put to use from day one. Our AAT Accounting Qualifications are a professional, highly respected sign of commitment and excellence in the industry. While our range of bookkeeping and small business qualifications work for employees and employers alike, to deliver key business skills.

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

Practical, real world qualifications

The AAT Accounting Qualification is universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism.

In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

AAT (Association of Accounting Tec


As an AAT accredited provider we have the courses, tutorial services, and experience, to help you achieve your goals. We have over 30 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.
why select ideal schools why select ideal schools

We are a successful, family run college with over 30 years of experience in teaching bookkeeping & accounting, and related subjects via home study. ALL our services are set up to ensure you are guided and supported throughout your ICB journey. Within our course pages you'll get a full breakdown of what we will provide, but here is a brief breakdown:

During your study you will be:

  • Treated with fairness and respect
  • Provided with direct telephone support from ICB award winning tutors on award winning ICB courses
  • Tested comprehensively to ensure exam preparation, including the use of ICB standard online mock exams
  • Provided with Industry standard Sage software to use throughout the term of your study and beyond, even for professional purposes
  • And, much, much more