Association of Accounting Technicians(AAT)
AAT is UK's leading qualification and membership body for vocational accountants. AAT works across the globe with around 125,000 members in more than 90 countries.
AAT was founded in 1980 and is sponsored by Chartered Accountancy bodies such as: ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAS and work with ACCA, to offer exemptions to students.
Why choose AAT?
Internationally recognised qualifications
The qualifications are internationally recognised and based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge. AAT Accounting Qualifications are a professional, highly respected sign of commitment and excellence in the industry. While the range of bookkeeping and small business qualifications work for employees and employers alike, to deliver key business skills.
The qualifications employers want
Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills is consistently high across all sectors.
With AAT on your CV, you will demonstrate a level of excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers. The practical, industry-focussed qualifications enable you to manage finances, budgets and cash flow effectively and play a key role in business growth.
Keep your career options open
After studying with AAT you can decide where your ambition takes you, whether you want to:
- Start work straight away
- Become a chartered accountant
- Set up your own accounting practice
Go on to chartered accountancy
The AAT Accounting Qualification is a highly respected foundation for chartered accountancy. Successful completion of the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting means you can receive generous exemptions with all the UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies.
A sound investment
Studying for any qualification is a commitment - it requires focus, discipline, time, and funding. With AAT qualifications you can be assured of their rigorous standards and industry-focus, global reputation and respect from employers – making them a good investment for your time and money.
Make the most of a career break
Whether you are on leave, have been made redundant or are just assessing your options, our finance and accounting courses offer excellent short-term opportunities. These courses can fill current skills gaps and boost your confidence when returning to work or applying for a new job.
Boost your earning potential
If you are currently in a finance role and are looking for a new challenge, AAT can help you improve your career opportunities. Develop your knowledge and learn new skills or gain recognition for the skills you already have with these qualifications.
Retrain at any age
If you are looking for a new challenge or a more rewarding career, AAT qualifications can provide you with the opportunity you need, whatever your age. The courses can help you transition to more satisfying and meaningful work that will stretch you and provide you with excellent prospects.
Key skills for school leavers
Studying with AAT will help you develop the knowledge and practical skills that employers value. We offer entry level qualifications as well as a range of accounting and finance courses to develop your career path. Many school-leavers study AAT through an accounting apprenticeship.
We only work with the best training providers who will guide AAT students through their training and forward into successful careers. AAT qualifications are part of the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF), so you can be assured they are based on the most up to date standards.