AAT Advanced Award in GCC Value Added Tax

This qualification is available in Bahrain and the UAE.

How long will the qualification take?

This qualification will usually take around six to 12 weeks to complete, but this will depend on study method and course timetable. 

What you'll learn

This qualification will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to ensure compliance with the new VAT requirements. It delivers a solid foundation in the administration of VAT across business, covering areas such as why VAT is relevant to business, how to interact with tax authorities, and how to calculate VAT.

You'll learn tax, finance, accountancy and business communication skills as part of this qualification. For full details of what you'll learn, read the qualification specification.


  • Understanding and applying VAT requirements
  • How to complete VAT returns
  • How to report VAT


Training provider fees £700–£2,000

Paid to training provider. These fees vary widely depending on:

  • Classroom-based or distance learning
  • Amount of study materials and support provided

These fees include AAT registration and assessment fees. 



Level 3

Guided learning hours 45
Total qualification hours 60

What next?

If you're interested in studying this qualification, please contact one of our approved training providers for more details

Resources for this qualification are available to approved AAT training providers, find out more.


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