About AAT

AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians
AAT works across the globe with around 140,000 members in more than 90 countries. AAT members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.

AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals, many occupying senior, well rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.

Practical, real world qualifications
The AAT Accounting Qualification is universally respected and internationally recognised. Organisations such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT qualified members for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism. We award around 90% of all vocational qualifications in accounting.

In short, an AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of.

Support network
AAT support and develop our members through more than 580 AAT approved training providers around the world. We also have an extensive branch network where members can access support and training and meet other AAT members in their local area.

About AAT

AAT Syllabus

Qualification specifications

AAT qualifications are recognised and valued by employers as vocational and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles.

Qualification specifications are available for the AQ2016 qualifications for first teaching on 1 September 2016.

The qualifications are outlined below.

AAT Accounting Qualifications

601/6552/2 – AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting – Level 2

601/6553/4 – AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business – Level 2

601/6554/6 – AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting – Level 3

601/6551/0 – AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting – Level 4

AAT short qualifications

601/8220/9 – AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software – Level 2

601/8221/0 – AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping – Level 2

601/8219/2 – AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping – Level 3

AAT Accounting Qualifications

We offer four Accounting Qualifications, which each take between 6 to 18 months to complete. These qualifications provide training for a huge range of accounting and finance roles and are respected by employers worldwide.

Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (16-19 year olds only)

Advanced Diploma in Accounting

This qualification can be used as a route to professional AAT Bookkeeper status (AATQB)

Professional Diploma in Accounting

This qualification can be used as a route to professional AAT Accountant status (MAAT).

AAT Syllabus

AAT Entry Requirement

Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (16-19 year olds only)

Details This qualification will prepare 16-19 year olds for junior and entry level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration – covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping and basic costing principles, alongside complementary business communications and personal skills.

Length 6-12 months
Level Level 2 (Level 5 Scotland)
GCSE (grades A*-C)
Key Stage 5 Technical Certificate

Achieve professional AAT Accountant status

If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil our work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.

Length 9-18 months
Level Level 4 (Level 8 Scotland)
Foundation degree
Higher apprenticeship (Technical – Scotland)
High education diploma
HND and HNC
NVQ 4/5

For more information please visit :https://www.aat.org.uk

AAT Entry Requirement