Qualification fees and funding options

Once registered, you'll be able to study and complete the assessments for the qualification's lifetime.

QualificationTraining provider feesAAT one-off registration fee (UK students)*Assessment fee per unitTotal unitsTotal assessment feesStandard qualification fee (total assessment fees + registration fee)
Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping£150–£800£45£371£37£82
Level 1 Award in Business Skills£150–£800£45£371£37£82
Level 2 Certificate in Accounting£600–£2,000£175£61, and synoptic fee £663, and 1 synoptic unit£249£424
Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping£150–£900£66£612£122£188
Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping£150–£900£91£612£122£213
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting£900–£2,000£228 (reduced to £96 for AAT bookkeeping members)£614£244£472
Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting£1,000–£3,000£244 (reduced to £112 for AAT bookkeeping members)£645£320£564

* The one-off registration fee outside the UK will vary depending on where you live, as follows. 

International registration fees

If you're in Bahrain, Botswana, Malaysia, Myanmar or Seychelles, you'll pay the fees above, except the one-off registration fee, which is determined by which country you're in.

If you live in any other country outside the UK, the fees above apply to you in full.

Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping£45£45£45£45£45
Level 1 Award in Business Skills£45£45£45£45£45
Level 2 Certificate in Accounting£61£152£0£0£152
Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping£25£25£0£0£25
Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping£51£91£0£0£91
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting£61£61£0£0£61
Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting£122£71£0£0£71
Financial support

Financial support

You might be entitled to a fully funded AAT qualification, reduced fees or financial help to cover the costs of registration, assessment fees, books, and other course materials.

Funding support is available for all AAT qualifications across levels 1 to 4 depending on your age, location, and financial situation.

All accounting apprenticeships are fully funded, and the employer may also pay for the AAT qualification costs as part of your programme of study.

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

See all AAT fees

See all AAT fees

Download this PDF for a list of all fees involved when you study an AAT qualification.

The AAT Bursary

The AAT Bursary

We’re delighted to be able to offer a bursary to financially disadvantaged people, giving them the opportunity to change their lives with an AAT qualification. Applications are open at certain times of year, so check whether you're eligible and apply.

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.

Refunds policy

Refunds policy

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

Refunds will only be made, in accordance with our refunds 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.