Flexibility is key to AAT – our flexible course structures help your staff to develop their skills while contributing effectively to your business.
Training options that work for you and your staff
Your staff can study AAT qualifications at a time and pace that suits both professional and personal needs. We have over 400 training providers in the UK offering full-time, part-time and distance learning options. Many students in employment choose to study from home and attend college to sit computer based assessments (CBAs).
Whatever training option suits you and your staff, you can find a list of local training providers and find out more about part-time and distance learning.
Supporting your staff during training
AAT student members receive study support as part of their AAT membership, including:
- online study support, including e-learning, practice assessments and guidance documents
- access to the AAT discussion forums and blog as part of the AAT Community
- Accounting Technician magazine
- regional AAT events, which are often free for student members.
Help your staff to improve their success rates
And you can support your staff in other, non-financial ways, too.
1. Providing time and space to study – many organisations find that giving their staff paid study leave to attend classes, revise or sit assessments boosts AAT pass rates.
2. Work experience and mentoring - shadowing colleagues, and placements or job swaps in different departments, gives students the chance to master the skills they learn during AAT training. Appointing a mentor for your AAT students can also help their confidence and understanding to grow as they train.
3. Allowing your staff time to attend AAT branch events - your employees will be able to take part in a wide range of courses and events at our regional branches. Many of these focus on specific topics and relevant issues - like tax changes after the Budget or new financial legislation. These courses are also open to non-AAT members of your team.
4. Supporting your staff's progression to professional AAT membership
- once they complete their AAT Accounting Qualification, most students choose to become an AAT full member, which allows them to use the letters MAAT after their name. By encouraging your AAT qualified staff to become full members, you can be sure that they are committed to keeping their skills and knowledge up to date, and that their contribution to the professionalism of your team is enhanced.