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Book your AAT exam

Use the tool below to book your preferred date, location and time instantly or to check when and where computerised exams are running.

To complete your booking, you will need to provide the following: AAT ID number, date of birth and payment (you can pay by card, PayPal or we can invoice your employer).

If you need help booking your exam, check the guidance below.

Important information

You can book several exams in one transaction but will need to select the units in turn.

You should not book online but direct with your local Kaplan centre if:

  • You have pre-paid for exams with an Advanced Learner Loan*
  • You are a fully funded 16-18 year old Apprenticeship student in England (not Wales)
  • You wish to sit a functional skills test

Please read the FAQs below.

Terms and conditions apply.

Book your exam


What should I do if I have a problem booking my exam?

In the unlikely event you have a problem when booking your exam please call 0161 259 7400.

How do I apply for extra exam support?

Simply select ‘request additional exam support’ when making your booking and your Kaplan centre will contact you to discuss your requirements.

How should I prepare for my exam?

Our courses include elements of knowledge (study materials and online resources), application (progress tests) and exam preparation (mock exams) so they are the ideal preparation for the assessment.

Answering questions on a computer screen is very different to answering a paper exam therefore practicing answering computer based questions is vital. Kaplan students will be given access to practice questions and a mock exam through their MyKaplan account.

You are also strongly advised to visit your MyAAT account to view the assessment guidance before each exam.

What do I need to bring to my exam?

You will need to bring photo ID with you, such as a driving licence or passport, pens, pencils and a calculator.

When can I take my unit exam?

For individual unit assessments, you can sit your exam whenever you’re ready, there are no set exam dates or sittings. Please allow at least 7 working days before your chosen exam date when making the booking.

If you cannot find any available dates in the month you would like to sit your CBT, please contact your local centre.

When can I take my synoptic assessment?

For the Foundation Certificate, synoptic assessments are available throughout the year. For the Advanced and Professional Diplomas, the AAT have allocated specific weeks during the year when exams can be held. These dates are available on the AAT website.

What’s the difference between a ‘Unit’ and ‘Synoptic’ Assessments?

In a unit assessment you’re examined on topics in that unit only. In a synoptic assessment you’re examined on several units from that qualification level in one exam, so you may only attempt your synoptic assessment once you’ve attempted certain units. Read more about synoptic assessments or check the order that you have to complete your exams for the Foundation, Advanced or Professional qualifications.

Where can I take my exam?

Kaplan Centres have been accredited by AAT to hold exams at the following locations:

For Computer Based Projects only: Please make sure that you are linked to the correct AAT centre code number on your MyAAT account. The BH number should be the centre where you study, not the exam centre, if it should differ.

If you are Kaplan Live online student, please use centre code: BH10453

If you are Kaplan Distance Learning student, please use centre code: BH10154

Can I enrol on an AAT course?

Yes, but you will need to enrol on an AAT course separately to booking your exam.

Where can I find out more about the syllabus?

You can find out more information about the qualification or level you are studying, such as exemptions, links to other papers and an explanation of the acronyms which relate to the individual units on our AAT syllabus page.

What’s the difference between a CBT and a CBP?

Both types of exam are sat at Kaplan on computers.

Computer Based Tests are marked by AAT. Provisional results for Level 2 and 3 papers are available immediately after the end of the exam. Your result will be confirmed within one week on your MyAAT account. Level 4 results are available within six weeks of the assessment on your MyAAT account.

Computer Based Projects are marked by Kaplan, under strict guidance and monitoring by AAT. We will need to assess and verify your project after submission before confirming your result.

What type of questions appear on a CBP/CBT?

The AAT assessments differ for each paper. Level 4 papers include extended writing tasks.

The assessments vary between 1-2.5 hours long, depending on the subject and level of the exam you are sitting.

The questions in each assessment are chosen from a large bank and differ in each exam.

The competency level for AAT assessments is set at 70%. Competence must be achieved in each section of the overall test to pass the exam.

Your results (Competent or Not Competent) will be confirmed on your MyAAT account. A results breakdown is available from your exam centre.

Which version of Sage is used for UACS?

Kaplan courses will continue to only offer Sage One. Sage 50/Sage instant is no longer offered at our exam centres. Sage Instant was only used whilst studying AQ13 which expired at the end of 2017.

* Advanced Learner Loans are not available after 1st August 2018.

Computer Based Tests