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Association of Accounting Technicians

Have you thought of becoming an accountant but don’t know where to start? AAT is the beginning of your accountancy career. We're a leading international provider of training and publisher for materials. Choose your preferred study method and subject to begin your AAT studies with Kaplan.

We offer the full AAT qualification

Average time to complete the full qualification is 3 years.

Foundation Certificate

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy, and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before.

  • Bookkeeping Transactions (BTRN)
  • Bookkeeping Controls (BKCL)
  • Elements of Costing (ELCO)
  • Using Accounting Software (UACS)
  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment (FSYA)

Advanced Diploma

Advanced builds on the knowledge gained in the Foundation level.

Optional
  • Bookkeeping (BK)
Essential
  • Advanced Bookkeeping (AVBK)
  • Final Accounts Preparation (FAPR)
  • Indirect Tax (IDRX)
  • Management Accounting Costing (MMAC)
  • Advanced Diploma Synoptic Assessment (AVSY)

Professional Diploma

Professional is the final level, teaching you more complex accounting theory, and lets you choose two specialist subjects.

Essential
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies (FSLC)
  • Management Accounting: Budgeting (MABU)
  • Management Accounting: Decisions and Control (MDCL)
  • Professional Synoptic Assessment (PDSY)
Optional - choose two
  • Personal Tax (PLTX)
  • Business Tax (BSTX)
  • Credit Management (CDMT)
  • Cash and Treasury Management (CTRM)
  • External Audit (ETAU)

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Frequently asked questions

Can I enrol on an AAT course if it has already started?

We accept enrolments onto our Distance Learning courses all year round. For Live Online, if a course has already started, you may be able to still attend depending on availability. As Live Online classes are recorded it is possible to book the course after it has started and catch up on the sessions you have missed.

Do course fees for AAT include exam fees?

No, course fees DO NOT include your exam fees.

How do I access my learning and testing materials?

You can access your learning and testing materials by clicking on the 'my learning and testing' tab at the top of any MyKaplan page.

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