Cost of qualifications

AAT Accounting Qualifications 

Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

Training provider fees £600–£2000 Paid to training provider.
Assessment fees  £70–80 per assessment Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue.
AAT fees £135 for UK students 
£125 for international students

Paid to AAT. The fees cover:

  • AAT admission fee
  • AAT annual membership fee

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Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2) (16–19-year-olds only)

Training provider fees £600–£2000 Paid to training provider.
Assessment fees  £70–80 per assessment Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue.
AAT fees

 

£135 for UK students 
£125 for international students

Paid to AAT. The fees cover:

  • AAT admission fee
  • AAT annual membership fee

Read more about AAT student fees.

Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

Training provider fees £900–£2000 Paid to training provider.
Assessment fees  £70–80 per assessment Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue.
AAT fees £135 for UK students 
£125 for international students

Paid to AAT. The fees cover:

  • AAT admission fee
  • AAT annual membership fee

Read more about AAT student fees.

Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)

Training provider fees

£1000–£3000

Paid to training provider.
Assessment fees  £70–80 per assessment Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue.
AAT fees
 
£135 for UK students 
£125 for international students

Paid to AAT. The fees cover:

  • AAT admission fee
  • AAT annual membership fee

Read more about AAT student fees.

AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications 

Access Award in Bookkeeping (Level 1)

Training provider fees £150-£800  Paid to training provider
Assessment fees  £70-80 Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue

AAT subscription fee 

£43

Paid to AAT

This covers a 12-month study period in which you can apply to study any of the AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

Access Award in Accounting Software (Level 1)

Training provider fees £150-£800  Paid to training provider
Assessment fees  £70-80 Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue
AAT subscription fee 
 
£43

Paid to AAT

This covers a 12-month study period in which you can apply to study any of the AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)

Training provider fees £150-£800  Paid to training provider
Assessment fees  £70-80 Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue
AAT subscription fee 
 
£43

Paid to AAT

This covers a 12-month study period in which you can apply to study any of the AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Level 2)

Training provider fees £150-£800 Paid to training provider
Assessment fees  £70-80 Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue
AAT subscription fee 
 
£43

Paid to AAT

This covers a 12-month study period in which you can apply to study any of the AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 3)

Training provider fees £150-£800  Paid to training provider
Assessment fees  £70-80 Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue
AAT subscription fee 
 
£43

Paid to AAT

This covers a 12-month study period in which you can apply to study any of the AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

AAT Business skills qualification 

Small business finance

Access Award in Business Skills (Level 1)

Training provider fees £200–£300 Paid to training provider
Assessment fees  £70–80 Paid to training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue
AAT subscription fee 
 
£43

Paid to AAT

This covers a 12-month study period in which you can apply to study any of the small business finance or access accounting skills qualifications

 

Training provider costs explained

Training providers set their own fees to cover study materials and tuition support. Training provider fees will vary widely, depending on the delivery of the course (classroom or distance learning) and the level of support given to students.

Use our training provider search to find the right training provider for you. Contact them about their fees for studying an AAT qualification and what the fees cover.

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What's included? 

Study support can include tutor guidance and feedback, course materials and online resources:

  • Tutor support
    Students will have an expert tutor to offer academic guidance and advice, provide feedback on their coursework, and lead group tutorials. Even if you are studying via distance learning there should be a degree of learning support provided by a tutor and/or course advisor. It’s likely there will be some form of marking and feedback given during your studies as you progress.
     
  • Course materials 
    Training providers should provide a range of study materials to help you achieve study success. These will vary according to each provider, but distance learning packages usually include textbooks and other hard-copy materials such as a study aid.
     
  • Online resources
    These will depend on the training provider, but typically the package will include online interactive resources - these are likely to include interactive tasks and exercises.

Contact us

If you would like advice on studying an AAT qualification speak to one of our helpful advisors on +44 (0)20 3735 2434. Our lines are open Monday to Thursday 09.00-20.00 and Friday 09.00-17.00 UK time. You can also request a call back.

You can email us at customersupport@aat.org.uk