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Why choose AAT?
There are lots of accounting qualifications out there, so how do you know if AAT is the right one for you?
AAT is the perfect start if you’re looking to study a professional qualification in accounting.
Unlike some other qualifications, there are no entry requirements with AAT, and you don’t need any relevant work experience. This means AAT’s ideal if you’re leaving school or college or thinking about a change of career.
Even though there are no entry requirements, it will help if you’re good with numbers and committed to putting in the study hours.
Here are some other skills which will help you on your way to becoming AAT qualified:
Take AAT’s Skillcheck to see where you should start.
Accounting Technicians aren’t limited to just one role in one industry - becoming AAT qualified means you could work in the accounts department of any business - whatever shape, size or sector. You could even work for yourself in your own business!
AAT combines practical skills with accountancy knowledge. Roles are varied, but here are some of the things you could be doing:
Did you know AAT can also lead to further professional accountancy qualifications? ACCA, CIMA, ACA (ICAEW) and CIPFA are all great options after AAT.
What is accountancy?
The average salary for someone who is AAT qualified and an AAT member (MAAT) is around £24,534#. This can rise to to £36,913# for Fellow Membership (FMAAT).
Earning potential increases as you progress through the qualification and your career. For example, senior managers earn an average of £43,463# a year.
Here’s what you can expect at each Level:
AAT members can use the letters MAAT after their name, which employers look for when they’re recruiting.
As an AAT member you also get access to the AAT members benefits package. This includes things like discounts on car and home insurance and even money off holiday accommodation!
Not yet qualified or haven’t completed the required amount of work experience? AAT Affiliates still get access a whole range of benefits:
0% interest payment plans when you enrol on a full level. Spread the cost of your study with no interest and no fees.+
Aged 19 or over? Cover part or all of your course costs with an Advanced Learner Loan. Available for Advanced or Professional Diploma. You won't need to repay anything until you start earning over £21,000!*
Free training for 16-18 year olds, or partial funding for your course if you’re 19 or above with an AAT Apprenticeship.*
We’re really proud of our AAT courses, but we don’t want to go on and on about it - here are just some of our favourite reasons why you should study with us:
Watch the recording of a webinar, jointly hosted by AAT and Kaplan, covering all the topics and common questions you'll need to know to get your AAT studies off to a good start.
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Attend classroom lectures in a Kaplan centre and get face-to-face tutor support.
The course includes employability skills to help you prepare for a career in accountancy, as well as pass your exams.
A structured course with interactive lectures live online. Study from work or home and interact with your tutor
This course includes employability skills to prepare you for a career in accountancy.
Study at home at your own pace with tutor support to keep you on track.
There are three Distance Learning packages to choose between Standard, Premier and Premier Plus.
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+Only available when purchasing a full level. Full terms and conditions apply.
*Free training for 16-18, partial costs covered, plus employer contribution and exam registration fees for those aged 19+. Funding subject to eligibility and government restrictions, terms and conditions apply. Advanced Learner Loans are available for those aged 19+ and starting after 1st September 2016. Terms & Conditions apply.
**AAT pass rate of 94% based on overall AQ2013 Level 2 pass rates from Sept 14 - Aug 15
∞Lifetime Pass Guarantee requires 100% attendance of the classroom course/real-time Live Online sessions. Full terms and conditions apply.
#Source: 2015 AAT Salary Survey