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AAT qualification

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 study method and subjects, or simply subscribe* to get access to the full course.

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We offer the full AAT qualification

Average time to complete the full qualification is 3 years.

Certificate in Accounting

Level 2 covers the basic principles of accountancy, and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before.

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping (ITBK)
  • Principles of Bookkeeping Controls (POBC)
  • Principles of Costing (PCTN)
  • The Business Environment Synoptic Assesment (BESY)

Diploma in Accounting

Level 3 builds on the knowledge gained at Level 2, and focuses more on business processes.

  • Business Awareness (BUAW)
  • Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS)
  • Management Accounting Techniques (MATS)
  • Tax Processes for Businesses (TPFB)
  • Bookkeeping (BK)

Diploma in Professional Accounting

Level 4 is the final level, teaching you more complex accounting theory, and lets you choose two specialist subjects.

  • Applied Management Accounting (AMAC)
  • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements (DAIF)
  • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls (INAC)
Optional - choose two
  • Personal Tax (PNTA)
  • Business Tax (BNTA)
  • Credit and Debt Management (CRDM)
  • Cash and Financial Management (CSFT)
  • Audit and Assurance (AUDT)

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Frequently asked questions

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

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?

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