Studying for an AAT qualification in the classroom, whether as a full or part-time student, puts you in constant contact with both your AAT tutor and other students. If you’re not long out of school or college, this can be a natural progression within a learning environment that you are used to. If it’s a return to study after many years or first time in the classroom, this is often a familiar setting conducive to learning and progression.
Being part of a group in the classroom adds up to a shared learning experience. You can from work and study with other students and will all benefit from your tutor questions and getting the answers you need, there and then.
Studying full-time at an AAT-approved training provider may suit you if you are not currently in a permanent, full-time job. It’s a popular route both for those continuing on straight from full-time education, or if you are looking to make a career change and have the time and resources to devote to full-time study. Although it involves a big commitment, this is a quicker route as full-time AAT students often qualify sooner than part-time students or distance learners.
Training part-time is a very popular choice for anyone currently in full-time work. It means that you don’t have to give up a permanent role and can participate in evening, weekend or day release courses. Some companies may also be in a position to offer sponsorship for part-time study.
This is also useful option if you already work in accountancy or finance, as a new AAT qualification will allow you to put your new skills to good use straight away in your workplace.