The AAT in Accounting is a professional qualification suitable for students who are interested in accountancy, working with accounts or becoming a chartered accountant.
AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) courses offered under the AAT training scheme gives students the opportunity to gain experience and to progress in their accounting careers. Courses consist of three levels. Each level represents a qualification in its own right. Students receive a certificate for each level achieved. Registration with AAT is required and the cost of this, plus some examinations, is paid directly to the professional body. The costs below don’t include exam fees payable to the College.
The level 2 qualification consists of 5 assessments. These assessments include Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing, Using Accounting Software and a Synoptic unit, which incorporates the first three assessments again plus Working Effectively in Finance. These units provide a good breadth of understanding for the new accounting employee or those wishing to enter the accounting environment.
The level 3 qualifcation consists of 5 assessments. These assessments include Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, Management Accounting: Costing, Indirect Tax and a Synoptic unit, which incorporates the first three assessments again plus Ethics for Accountants and Spreadsheets for Accounting.