Where can an AAT qualification take you?
AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians. Our qualifications offer practical accounting skills, are highly valued by employers and open doors to exciting careers. Every successful business, from start-ups to global brands, needs people who are good with numbers.
Whichever path you choose, accountancy or bookkeeping, you’ll have the chance to develop a broad range of accountancy skills and expertise, plus increased skills in communication, ethics and business skills that will make you attractive to employers.
Is it right for you?
AAT qualifications will suit you if:
- you're a school leaver and you’re looking for an introduction to accounting and finance
- you're already working in finance and want formal recognition of your skills
- you want to gain new skills to help you change careers.
AAT provides a path to further studies
Completing our qualifications offers you entry to a number of further study options, opening up your path even more to an existing career in accounting.
Once you've completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting you'll be able to join any Level 8 Under Graduate programme at year one.
The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting is equivalent to a Level 6 qualification, so would enable you to join a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance degree at year two.
Also, completing the Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting qualification will make you eligible for exemptions from CTIM exams.
Study for free
Offered to you exclusively with no registration or annual membership fee, AAT qualifications are the perfect choice to give you the practical skills you need to succeed.
Why choose AAT?
Job security: your skills will be in demand from employers across all industries, and technological advances are increasing the need for more skilled workers.
Members in over 100 countries: there are 80,000 students studying our qualifications.
Variety: whether you’re looking for an entry level business skills qualification, a professional accounting qualification or something inbetween, AAT has a qualification for you.
Qualify quickly: flexible study methods mean you can progress through the qualifications quickly.
Pathway to chartered accountancy: with an AAT qualification, you'll gain exemptions towards chartered status with CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW.
Flexible study: AAT qualifications can be studied full-time or part-time, in college, by distance learning or using a blend of both.
Increase your earning potential: as you progress to the Level 4 AAT qualifications, your earning potential will increase.
Open up opportunities: with qualifications from Level 1 to Level 4 there are plenty of opportunities for you to progress and enhance your skills, opening up more career choices for you.
Bookkeeping or accounting: which is for you?
AAT’s internationally recognised qualifications are in high demand in every industry.
Every organisation, from multi-national companies to small businesses, need people highly skilled in accounting and bookkeeping. With AAT you can choose from a range of qualifications in bookkeeping and accounting to match your experience, enhance your skills and increase your career opportunities, while being confident employers will love the skills you’re gaining.
You might be able to access funding to help you pay for some or all of your AAT qualification fees. What’s available will depend on your circumstances, like your age, location and whether you’ve studied a professional qualification before.
For more information on finding options and your eligibility, email firstname.lastname@example.org