10 great reasons to study AAT

With AAT you’re in the right hands. Whatever your professional goals, our courses will equip you with the expertise and confidence to succeed.

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A badge of excellence

AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and cover on practical, real-world accounting skills that you can put to use from day one.

AAT Accounting Qualifications are a professional, highly respected sign of commitment and excellence in the industry. While our range of bookkeeping qualifications and small business courses work for employees and employers alike, delivering key business skills.


The skills employers want

Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for accounting and finance skills is consistently high across all sectors. Our practical, industry-focussed qualifications enable you to manage finances, budgets and cash flow effectively and play a key role in business growth. With AAT on your CV, you demonstrate a level of excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers.

If you already have a degree, why not boost your employability by topping up your course with an AAT accounting or finance qualification?


Keep your career options open

After studying with AAT you can decide where your ambition takes you. You can:

  • Start work straight away
  • Become a chartered accountant
  • Set up your own accounting practice
  • Go on to university


Fast track to chartered accountancy

The AAT Accounting Qualification is a highly respected foundation for chartered accountancy. Successful completion of the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting will give you generous exemptions with all the UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies.


A sound investment

Studying for any qualification is a commitment - it requires focus, discipline, time and funding. With AAT qualifications you can be assured of their rigorous standards, industry-focus and global reputation, making them a great investment for your career.


Make the most of a career break

Whether you are on maternity leave, have been made redundant or just assessing your options, our finance and accounting qualifications offer excellent opportunities for building your skills. Our courses can fill knowledge gaps and boost your confidence when returning to work or applying for a new job.


Boost your earning potential

If you are in a finance role and looking for a new challenge, you can increase your career opportunities with AAT. Our courses offer comprehensive coverage of accounting and bookkeeping techniques, so you can develop your knowledge and gain recognition for your skills.   


Retrain at any age

If you are looking for a new challenge or a more rewarding career, AAT qualifications can provide you with the opportunity you need, whatever your age. Our courses can help you transition to more satisfying and meaningful work that will stretch you and provide excellent prospects.


Key skills for school leavers

Studying with AAT will help you develop the knowledge and practical skills that employers value. We offer entry level qualifications as well as a range of accounting and finance courses to develop your career path. Many school-leavers study AAT through an accounting apprenticeship.


AAT standards

We only work with the best training providers who will guide AAT students through their training and forward into successful careers. AAT qualifications are part of the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF), so you can be assured they are based on the most up to date standards.