Delivering online accounting courses, and expert accountancy training for over 30 years, with a 95% pass rate.

Quay Accounting Courses offers a range of online accounting courses powered by award-winning training provider, Gloucestershire College. Across three campuses in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean and online, our industry-expert lecturers deliver a range of courses for adults, employers and school leavers.

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Our Mission

Simply put, we deliver learning that works. Learning that works for individuals, businesses and the economy to grow.

We exist to give all learners the skills to be successful in their careers, with a focus on developing them practically, professionally, and technically.

We enable employers to access the skills and talent they need to grow, with support and guidance from our Employer Training and Apprenticeships Team.

Accounting Apprenticeships

As apprenticeship specialists, we work with over 1,300 employers. We understand your barriers and challenges and our Employer Training and Apprenticeships Team can support with your accountancy training and recruitment solutions.

Award-Winning Resources

Our AAT training partner, Mindful Education, provides award-winning online accounting course resources that are available to our learners 24/7.

Our Offer

We offer AAT accounting courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 4, in person and online, alongside tailored support and flexibility to study at your own pace. With over 30 years of experience and a 95% pass rate, we’re the go-to provider for accountancy training in the region.

Qualifications are a key part of our offer, but support can be more valuable. Learner wellbeing is hugely important to us, which is why we offer individual tutor support to every learner, whether you study online or in person.

All learners also have access to our on-campus facilities, including IT support, libraries, careers advice and much more.

Our Learners

We’ve helped thousands of learners of all ages and abilities to achieve their AAT accountancy qualifications and progress in their careers through our on campus and online accounting courses. Here are some of their stories:


Quay Accounting Courses is a gateway to success for those who are looking for a self-study route, and the course was delivered to the same standard as it would be if I were studying on campus.

The self-study route is not only good for those who do not have time to attend in person, but also to complete the course at a pace suited with their own circumstances. For me, this saved more than half the time proposed.

When I decided to start studying AAT, QAC was the first attractive provider when comparing with others. I have recently completed AAT level 2 with a distinction, and I have now progressed on to level 3. I look forward to continuing my studies and becoming an AAT tutor when I complete the level 4 course.

QAC is a great opportunity for those looking to study AAT, especially given the self-study courses are suitable for learners wherever they are. To my knowledge, QAC is one of the best providers on the market.


I was a teacher for 25 years before becoming a full-time carer unexpectedly. Then, I started the L2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting, for a new challenge to keep my brain active!

I enjoyed being part of a vibrant learning community and everyone I met while studying embodied this. There’s a palpable sense of being able to achieve and to become whatever you want to be.

After completing Level 3, I considered starting Level 4 but my lecturers advised me that I would benefit more from working in an accounting environment alongside study. I arranged work experience at a local accountancy practice and enjoyed it immensely, and was delighted when I was offered a job as a trainee accounting technician.

Once I’ve completed my Level 4 course I will be qualified to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT).


I wanted to become an accountant to find more opportunities for a new career, so finding the right place to study was important for me.

My tutors were very supportive because it was a very different course and industry compared to my previous education and job roles. I would recommend this course if you want to start something new in your life as it is a great opportunity to combine working with studying and childcare and achieve a higher-level qualification.


I was already working in a different role when a colleague suggested I do an apprenticeship in accountancy, as they thought I would excel at it. I decided to do it and really enjoyed studying something new; I was studying with people who were the same level as me, so didn’t feel out of my depth.

Earning money for myself as well as studying gave me a lot of independence and I found I was actually really good with numbers. Starting from a Level 2 qualification and going on to a Level 4 meant I built lots of good core skills and business etiquette which I wouldn’t have known before. I am now a fully qualified, Senior Accountant.


I’m a practical learner so an apprenticeship was the right choice for me. I was able to apply skills I learnt right away and understand how they work on a day-to-day basis in my role.

I could email my lecturer at any time if I need help or guidance and the one day a week I came into college was very focused and tailored around what I’m doing in my job at the time.

My dream career is to be a Chartered Accountant and an AAT qualification provides a good stepping stone for this, I would definitely struggle to get the job without it. I’ve grown in confidence and that is emulated in the work I do at Haygrove.

Our Partners

We work with some of the best businesses in Gloucestershire and beyond, to help upskill existing staff and recruit new talent to drive their finance teams forward.

If you’re a business looking to do the same, contact our Employer Training and Apprenticeships Team on 0345 155 2020 or email

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Courses for All Skill Levels

Whether you are looking to kick start a new career or boost your existing one, we offer expert accountancy courses at different experience levels – including no experience at all.