The Association of Accounting Technicians qualifications are designed for students who wish to progress in the accountancy profession.
Successful completion of the Foundation, Advanced and Professional levels together with one year’s practical accountancy experience can lead to membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT) which is internationally recognised.
It also allows students to progress onto other professional accountancy courses such as ACCA or CIMA.
AAT FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN BOOKKEEPING
This is a qualification that includes the two bookkeeping units from the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. It is an excellent introduction to the subject. There are no entry requirements for this course and it will involve two computer based assessments. You can go on to study the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
AAT ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN BOOKKEEPING
This qualification includes the two advanced bookkeeping units and the indirect tax unit from the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
There will be 3 computer based assessments. The course is aimed at those who have completed a Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or those with previous bookkeeping experience.
You can go on to study the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting or have a career as a bookkeeper.
AAT FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING
This is the first stage of the AAT course, suitable for people starting on accountancy training for the first time.
Entry requirements: Open entry.
Students will be required to register as student members of the AAT.
Assessment: There will be 4 unit assessments and 1 synoptic assessment. All are computer based.
What next? Most students go on to study AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
AAT ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING
This is the second stage of the AAT course, suitable for those who have completed the AAT Foundation Certificate or already have some accountancy experience or training.
Entry requirements: AAT Foundation Certificate or comparable qualifications, experience or knowledge.
Assessment: There will be 4 computer based assessments and 1 synoptic assessment.
What next? Most students go on to study AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.
AAT PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING
This is the final stage of the AAT course, suitable for those who have completed the AAT Advanced Diploma.
Entry requirements: AAT Advanced Diploma.
Assessment: There will be 5 computer based assessments and 1 synoptic assessment.
What next? Once completed and with relevant industry experience you can gain MAAT status.
Also students can progress on to professional accountancy qualifications.