Become an AAT Marker

We are always on the lookout for AAT Markers. If you are interested in becoming a Marker for us, read the information below to check your eligibility and IT requirements and find out how to apply. 

Why join us?

  • Work for the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications.
  • Make a valuable contribution to the AAT assessment process.
  • Work from home.
  • Boost your income.

AAT assessments

All assessments are computer based. Some tasks that make up assessment units are marked by the computer and others require human marking. 

As an AAT marker you will mark students’ online assessments against a marking scheme using your home computer in a secure environment. The marking will be completed on specialist software called SecureMarker (a standalone, on-screen solution we use to manage the marking of assessments).

Requirements

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for markers who can offer all of the below:

  • a professional accountancy qualification
  • understanding of competence-based assessments
  • two years' relevant teaching or practitioner/consultancy experience for the subject matter applied for
  • marking experience
  • the necessary time to commit to performing the role efficiently and accurately
  • excellent organisational and administrative skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • a home computer or laptop with broadband internet connection and a private email address.

Members of the AAT’s Council or boards are not eligible to mark while serving, but can apply at the end of their service.

IT requirements

Hardware:

  • 2.3GHz CPU or higher or 1.2GHz Dual core CPU
  • 1GB of RAM and 1GB of free space
  • Graphics card with at least 64MB of memory
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Two-button scroll mouse and keyboard

Software:

  • Internet Explorer 8 to 10
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later
  • Adobe Reader installed and enabled for the browser

Commitments

AAT Markers may be required to attend a mandatory markers’ meeting (one full day, possibly twice a year) at which the marking schemes and early indications of students' performance are discussed. A selection of assessments will be marked at the meeting to standardise the marking.

During the marking period, you will be required to commit yourself to marking in regular intervals. AAT define "regular intervals" as marking every day or every other day.

Structures and specifications

Please familiarise yourself with the confirmed structures of AQ2016, as well as the specifications for each of the different levels of the accounting qualification, before submitting your CV and completing the marker application form at the foot of the page.

 

How to apply

Application is a two-step process.

  • Send your CV to  markers@aat.org.uk.
  • Complete the application form, having first made sure you've familiarised yourself with the structures and specifications listed on this page.

We will contact you confirming whether you meet our requirements.