Update on the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak for AAT students, training providers, members and employers

Last updated 26 March 2020

Updates in relation to Covid-19 will be announced on this page, through AAT social media, and through your regular emails.

AAT office closure

In line with official advice, the AAT office remains closed until further notice. Our business continuity plans are successfully in place, and our team is working from home so that we can continue to provide you with the help you need. To ensure we can assist you as quickly as possible, please send application information and other details via email rather than post. We have no access to any post. 

All AAT assessments suspended as of 22 March

AAT is a global business and we have evaluated the needs of our students and training providers worldwide. Given the current global crisis, and the restrictions placed on schools, colleges and public gatherings, all AAT assessments have been suspended as of midnight Sunday 22 March 2020 UK time. AAT will void any assessment that was scheduled for a date after 22 March 2020.

We are acutely aware that this will have a significant impact on many students and their studies. As soon as restrictions are lifted, all on-demand computer unit assessments will be able to resume quickly. We will of course also revisit the published schedule for synoptic windows in response to the situation as it evolves further.

Results for any assessments taken on or before Sunday 22 March will be processed and released as normal and within our usual timeframes. For more information see the Get your results page.

Clearly these are exceptional times, so we will keep this position under close review at all times and update you immediately if there are any changes.

AAT continues to be fully operational in all other respects, including the portfolio reflective element of apprenticeship End Point Assessments for those in the UK, which will be conducted remotely. All support services remain available to our students and members.

Events cancelled until 30 June, including Training Provider Conference and AAT Future Finance

All AAT events are cancelled until 30 June.

This includes all branch events, AAT Future Finance 2020 and the AAT Training Provider Conference. All registered attendees are being contacted and will receive full refunds, and we’re also exploring some new online learning opportunities to help you stay connected and informed.

New online topical resources for professional members

During this challenging time, our commitment to supporting you remains unchanged.

We’ve launched a new Coronavirus resource hub on AAT Comment to help you respond to the challenges ahead. These resources will be updated regularly as the situation unfolds, and we’ll share them through your regular AAT News email and on the AAT Professionals Facebook page.

We’ve also added a new area on the AAT discussion forums to help AAT licensed members share support on dealing with the outbreak, and have opened up more categories on AAT Knowledge Hub for affiliates and AATQBs for the foreseeable future to help you develop your skills.

It’s important to us that we cover the key topics that matter to you, so please don’t hesitate to make suggestions or request resources on key issues using this form.

Keeping up to date and contacting us

If you need us, please get in touch by email or give us a call, or use AAT social media: you can follow AAT on Twitter and on Facebook.

  • Students: we’ll keep you up to date via your regular AAT Weekly email.
  • Training providers: please speak to your Regional Account Manager. We will keep you updated via your regular SummingUp emails.
  • Members: we’ll keep you up to date via your regular AAT News email.
  • Employers: we’ll keep you up to date via AAT Employer News or alternatively you can get in touch with our employer team: email employers@aat.org.uk or give us a call on +44 (0) 203 735 2434.