Qualification fees and funding options

Fees for AAT Accounting Qualifications

  • Training provider fees are paid to your training provider. These fees vary widely depending on whether you're classroom-based or distance learning, and the amount of study materials and support provided.
  • AAT assessment fees are paid to your training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue, who may charge additional administration fees. Check whether these are included in your overall training provider fees.
  • AAT registration fees for the three AAT Accounting Qualifications include 12 months' renewable student membership and a one-off admission fee.
Training provider feesStandard qualification feeAAT membership fee (UK students)*AAT membership fee (international students)*
Foundation Certificate in Accounting£600–£2,000£238, covering five assessments£150£140
Advanced Diploma in Accounting£600–£2,000£241, covering five assessments£150£140
Professional Diploma in Accounting£600–£2,000£430, covering nine assessments£150£140

* The AAT membership fee covers:

  • the one-off AAT admission fee
  • the AAT annual student membership fee.

Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business

The Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business is not included in AAT student membership: it's covered by a registration fee instead.

Training provider feesStandard qualification feeAAT one-off registration fee (UK and international students)
Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business£600–£2,000£379, covering eight assessments£149

AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

  • Training provider fees are paid to your training provider. These fees vary widely depending on whether you're classroom-based or distance learning, and the amount of study materials and support provided.
  • AAT assessment fees are paid to your training provider or AAT Approved assessment venue, who may charge additional administration fees. Check whether these are included in your overall training provider fees.
  • AAT registration fees are paid to AAT. This payment will give you access to the qualification and the ability to sit the assessments for a maximum of 12 months or until you complete the qualification, whichever comes first. In addition, you’ll have access to study support resources for the duration of your relationship with AAT.
Training provider feesStandard qualification feeAAT one-off registration fee (UK and international students)
Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping£150–£800£94, covering two assessments£49
Access Award in Bookkeeping£150–£800£33, covering one assessment£41
Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping£150–£800£141, covering three assessments£49
Foundation Award in Accounting Software£150–£800£47, covering one assessment£49
Access Award in Accounting Software£150–£800£33, covering one assessment£41

AAT business skills qualifications

Training provider feesStandard qualification feeAAT one-off registration fee (UK and international students)
Access Award in Business Skills£250£33, covering one assessment£41

Advanced Award in GCC Value Added Tax

  • Training provider fees are paid to your training provider. These fees vary widely depending on whether you're classroom-based or distance learning, and the amount of study materials and support provided.
  • AAT registration and assessment fees are included in the training provider fee.
  • This qualification is only available in Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Training provider feesAAT assessment feesAAT registration fee
Advanced Award in GCC Value Added Tax£700–£2,000£0: assessment fees are included in the training provider fees£0: AAT registration fee is included in the training provider fees
Financial support

Financial support

The government and other agencies offer funding, financial support and loans for people undertaking training.

What's available will depend upon circumstances, such as age, location and financial situation. For apprenticeship schemes, the employer may also pay for a course regardless of the applicant's age.

To find out more about funding for AAT studies, use our training provider search and contact them about relevant funding and financial help.

Employer support

Employer support

Training with AAT equips the student and the employer with essential skills. That’s why many businesses are happy to contribute to AAT training costs and support study leave.

To help students demonstrate why it’s a great idea to fund their training, we’ve put together a proposal that can be filled out and presented to employers.

Student loans

Students may be eligible for loans to cover tuition fees and living costs, and those with a child, disability or an adult dependant may qualify for extra funding. Full-time or part-time study is eligible, although the types and amounts of student finance received will depend on where you live, and the type of course.

To find out more visit the GOV.UK student finance section.

The over-24s may be able to apply for the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, which covers course fees for Level 3 and 4 qualifications (AAT Advanced and Professional levels respectively).

The 24+ Advanced Learning Loans Bursary Fund offers financial support to help cover childcare and living costs. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, check out the GOV.UK 24+ Advanced Learning Loan section.

Refund policy

Refund policy

All refund requests should be made in writing and include supporting evidence.

Refunds will only be made, in accordance with our refund policy, once the initial payment has cleared into AAT’s bank account and will only ever be made to the person who made the initial payment.