Training provider application and approval process

Apply to become an AAT training provider in three steps

Step 1: Provide initial information

Step 1: Provide initial information

Email trainingproviders@aat.org.uk and provide us with:

  • the full name of your organisation
  • the full postal address including postcode
  • a landline telephone number
  • your website address: this must be a live, fully functioning website
  • other awarding bodies your organisation is accredited with.
Step 2: Speak to an AAT account manager

Step 2: Speak to an AAT account manager

When we've received the information in step 1, an AAT account manager will contact you.

  • If you're based in the UK, one of the AAT regional account managers will contact you to set up a meeting.
  • If you're based outside the UK you'll be contacted by an international account manager. If you have any queries, contact the team at aatglobal@aat.org.uk

The account manager will explain fully the criteria needed to become an approved AAT training provider, which you can also read through in these documents:

Step 3: Complete an expression of interest form

Step 3: Complete an expression of interest form

Once you've been in contact with your UK regional account manager or the international team, if you've met the criteria you'll be sent an expression of interest form.

Please complete the expression of interest form and return it to trainingproviders@aat.org.uk.

What happens next

  • AAT will review your expression of interest form and conduct a credit check on your organisation.
  • If you've met the criteria you'll be progressed to the next stage, and we'll send a supplementary application pack.
  • The fee for reviewing your application is £620 (UK) or £330 (international). If you later want to add sites, the review fee is £230 per additional site.
  • Depending on your credit check, a deposit may also be required prior to approval. Only applications that meet AAT’s high standards will be approved.
  • Once your application has been reviewed by the Awarding Organisation Compliance Team you'll be contacted to either progress you to an external verifiers' approval visit, or to be advised you're not yet ready to move to the full approval stage.

Any questions?

Contact us.

If you'd like guidance on becoming an AAT Approved training provider, speak to one of our helpful advisors

Our lines are open Monday to Friday 09.00–17.00 UK time.