The exact cost of training depends on how and where you study
Training provider fees
Your training provider fees cover your tuition and sometimes your assessment and course materials. Since the cost of AAT training depends on the size, type and location of each training provider, you’ll find big differences in fees - so it really pays to shop around for your AAT approved training provider.
AAT admission and student membership fees
Your AAT fees cover your student registration and the support you’ll have throughout your training as a student member. Being part of a membership body for accounting professionals is respected by employers, and by your colleagues.
Level 2 Certificate or
Level 3 Diploma or
Level 4 Diploma or
|AAT admission fee (£)*||38||*||*|
|AAT student membership (£)||82||82||82|
|Training provider fees (£)||Fees vary, please check with your chosen training provider|
|AAT fee per assessment (£)||35||38||40|
*This one-off fee is also payable if you start your studies at either of the next two levels. This table assumes that each level of the AAT Accounting Qualification is completed within one year. All fees correct for September 2012.
Get help with your course fees
Speak to your employer
If you’re working, it’s well worth telling your employer that you’re training with AAT - their support could be a real boost. Because the qualification is practical in nature, your manager might be willing to help with the costs.
Some employers pay for books, training providers’ fees or AAT fees - and some employers will cover all three costs. Your employer might also give you time off for classes or revision, and may be able to involve you in workplace projects useful to your studies.
Seek financial help
Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to get financial support from the government or other agencies. If you’re aged 16-24, for example, some courses are free.