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AAT Qualified Bookkeeper Pathway​


Upskill and become a qualified Bookkeeper

Begin an AAT bookkeeping course; start with bookkeeping fundamentals and work through sections on employment law, cashflow management, financial statements and how best to keep a general ledger. Utilise this AAT certificate in bookkeeping to get access to the most up-to-date Xero accounting software and discover the steps that make up the accounting cycle. Earn an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) bookkeeping qualification and undertake a competence assessment to attain professional AAT qualified Bookkeeper status. Enrol now to map out a future that suits you.

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Course Duration

6 Months Access 
| ~140 Study Hours
Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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Upskill in Bookkeeping

Be awarded with an industry-recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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Start from just 849.00
Enrol with a flexible payment plan or pay upfront and save. Phone 01 437 8559 to discuss a payment option that suits you.


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As a mum of two, the ability to work to her own schedule was Samantha’s number one priority when it came to studying. ‘I really enjoyed that I could complete the course at my own pace from the comfort of my own home. As a single mum, it is essential that I have flexibility when studying and the career academy provided me with this.’ she says.


  • Discover the key terms used when dealing with VAT
  • Gain membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • The Career Academy is an Official Xero Education Partner
  • Gain access to the Official Xero Advisor Certification on completion
  • AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, with over 140,000 members


The AAT Qualified Bookkeeper Pathway comprises the following 13 courses;

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledger & the Trial Balance
  4. Depreciation
  5. Accruals and Prepayments
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Fundamentals of VAT
  8. Fundamentals of Payroll
  9. Accounting with Sage and Quickbooks
  10. Accounting with Xero
  11. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  12. Bookkeeping using Microsoft Excel
  13. AAT Assessment of Competence

Gain Global Recognition as an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper

  • You’ll stand out from the crowd once you become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper. As an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper, you’ll be able to demonstrate a commitment to exceptionally high standards and ethics in accounting.
  • Build your technical knowledge with a wide range of professional development resources and career support tools.
  • Gain access to hundreds of essential resources in the AAT Knowledge Hub,
  • Discounted events, and regular industry newsletter updates.
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Pay your course fees upfront and benefit from a €150 discount, with a 7 day money-back guarantee.
Pay a total of 849.00 around your schedule with our flexible, interest-free payment plan, that also includes a 7 day money back guarantee.


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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email

This course costs €699.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

Yes, you can apply for RPL for this if you already have other accounting qualifications or experience.

This course takes approximately 140 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Accounting Technician, Bookkeeper, Office Administrator, Financial Controller or Payroll Administrator.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

Yes. However, we recommend you connect with a mentor from a company or an experienced bookkeeper before starting your own bookkeeping business. Your bookkeeping business will also increase the likelihood of success if you start your journey by enrolling in The Career Academy AAT Qualified Bookkeepers Pathway.

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