Assessments: how they work

When you're studying an AAT qualification your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer based assessments (CBAs). These are administered by AAT Approved training providers or assessment centres, and run entirely on PCs or laptops.

Our CBAs are marked in one of three ways:

  • wholly computer marked, and so results will be available automatically
  • partially computer marked and partially human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks
  • wholly human marked, and so results will be available within six weeks.

Assessment scheduling

You'll sit assessments when you're ready, as agreed with your training provider. You'll need to check with your training provider on the availability and schedule for completing your assessments.

Our synoptic assessments test your understanding of connections between the different topics covered across the qualification. These assessments are sat towards the end of a qualification and are available at specific times of the year.

Synoptic assessment windows and results release dates

Results for synoptic assessments are made available within six weeks of the last day of the synoptic window. You'll be able to view your assessment results online when they're ready.

Download the synoptic calendar (PDF) to view these dates.



Assessment fees range from £35 to £56 depending on the qualification you're studying. Fees are paid to the training provider or the AAT Approved assessment venue. You should check whether these are included in your overall training provider fee. Some training providers and assessment venues may charge an admin fee on top of the AAT assessment fee.

Assessments using remote invigilation carry a fee of £35 and potentially a further booking fee charged by your training provider.

Where to sit assessments

Where to sit assessments

If you're studying with classroom learning or with a blended learning provider you'll sit your assessments with your AAT Approved training provider.

If you're studying with distance learning you can sit your assessments at an AAT Approved assessment venue.

Sitting assessments remotely

Sitting assessments remotely

You can sit a selection of Foundation, Advanced and Professional level assessments using remote invigilation for the current syllabus. This is where assessments are supervised over the internet, so instead of having to go to an approved assessment centre, you can take your assessments at home or at another secure location of your choice.

Read about how it works and see testimonials from students and training providers on our remote invigilation explainer page.

If you're a registered student already you can get more detailed information on remote invigilation in your MyAAT account.