Different ways to study

Study options to fit your life

AAT Approved training providers offer AAT courses in a range of options:

Classroom learning

Classroom study is ideal for students who prefer a shared learning experience. You will benefit from asking the AAT tutor questions and getting the answers immediately, and from being in close contact with other students. If you are returning to study after many years, or it's your first time in the classroom, this can be a familiar and supportive environment to learn in.

Distance and online learning

Distance and online learning requires commitment and focus. You need to ask yourself the following questions:
- What degree of tutor support will I require through my studies?
- Have I studied via distance learning before?
- Am I looking to complete the course within a short time-frame?
- Do I have the commitment and motivation to study via distance learning?

If there are no training providers based in your country, you can still study via distance-learning providers.

Part-time and full time courses 

Part-time courses allow students to combine studying for AAT qualifications alongside work commitments. Studying part-time may be the best option for people who are:
- Currently in a permanent, full-time job - they can study evening, weekend or day release courses
- Already working in an accountancy or finance role - students can use their new skills straight away in the workplace
Full-time AAT courses are a big commitment, but students often qualify sooner than part-time students or distance learners.

What is an AAT Approved training provider?

AAT does not deliver training directly. AAT qualifications are delivered by AAT Approved training providers around the world.

In the UK alone we have over 500 AAT Approved training providers offering a range of flexible course options. They range from Further Education colleges to specialist short course centres and distance learning providers, so you will find exactly the right type to suit your study needs.

AAT training is professionally delivered at all times. All AAT Approved training providers must meet our high standards before they are approved to offer AAT qualifications. We conduct regular checks to ensure that they meet our regulatory requirements and rigorous standards.  

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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 studentrecruitment@aat.org.uk