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AAT was founded in 1980. AAT stands the Association of Accounting Technicians, the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians. AAT develops finance qualifications that ensure business can draw upon skilled people, fully equipped to meet its challenges head-on.

AAT also provides one of the FASTEST pathways to chartered accountancy. Students completing the AAT qualification gain generous exemptions from ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, etc.

  • More than 580 AAT-approved training providers globally and 49 UK branches for support, training, and networking
  • Promotes practical financial skills to empower people and enable businesses to achieve their potential.
  • Offers internationally recognised qualifications and lifelong learning support and helps build businesses’ financial capabilities.
  • Awards around 80% of all technical qualifications in accounting in the UK
  • Nearly 124,000 members and students in 105 countries
  • Open to everyone, irrespective of age, background, or experience


At AAT, it's our mission to make it possible for more people to experience the opportunities a career in finance brings, through our accessible qualifications and supportive community. We drive up standards and champion the role that our profession plays in tackling the global challenges of the future.


To open access to finance careers for everyone. To inspire and develop an inclusive community of accounting professionals equipped with the real-world skills needed to help businesses meet the challenges of our fast-changing world.

Programme Outline

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  • Accounting Qualifications
    • AAT Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
    • AAT Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)
    • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)
  • Bookkeeping Qualifications
    • AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
    • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping
    • AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Business Skills Qualification & Courses
    • AAT Level 1 Award in Business Skills
    • AAT Store: CPD resources and E-Learning
    • AAT Essentials: Short Finance Training Courses
    • AAT Business Finance Basics: Quick Online Courses.
  • AAT Business Finance Basics
    • The Basics of Bookkeeping
    • The Basics of Budgeting
    • How to create Budget
    • The Basics of Cash Flow
    • The Basics of Financial Statements
    • How to Analyse Financial Statement
  • AAT Essentials
    • Bookkeeping
    • Budgeting
    • Capital Expenditure
    • Finance for Non Finance Managers
    • Financial Accounting
    • Fundamentals of Financial Accountings
    • Managing Cash: Keep your business Healthy.
    • Understanding accounting Systems and controls
    • Understanding and Processing Financial Documents
    • Understanding Profitability

Academic Resources and Facilities

AAT is a professional membership body and qualification provider.

AAT Student Membership

Register as a student so that you can sit AAT assessments and access exclusive study support and resources.

Benefits of Student Membership

  • MyAAT account access – logged in area to access resources, practice assessments, results, and AAT services.
  • Eligibility to sit assessments, receive results, and obtain feedback.
  • Dedicated weekly email newsletter (excluding Level 1 students).
  • Access to a range of interactive study support resources.
  • Free Excel online e-learning.
  • Access to career advice and discounted CV review services.
  • Access to online forums that allow students to network, ask questions, and develop peer-to-peer support.
  • 20, the AAT student magazine (Accounting Qualification students only).

Professional Membership

AAT also provides membership opportunities for individuals who have completed their AAT qualifications or are working in the accounting and finance field. AAT members gain access to resources, support, and networking opportunities within the accounting profession.

  • Professional Membership
    • Bookkeeping membership (AATQB)
    • Full membership (MAAT)
    • Fellow membership (FMAAT)
  • Licensed Membership
  • Affiliate Membership

Teaching Learning

AAT qualifications can be pursued through various study options, including full-time courses, part-time classes, online learning, and distance learning. This flexibility allows individuals to study at their own pace while balancing other commitments.

AAT provides comprehensive support to its students and members, including study materials, online resources, and access to a dedicated support team. They also offer guidance on career development and progression within the accounting profession.

The AAT Lifelong Learning Portal offers an interactive learning experience, where you can manage key resources, schedule learning to suit your personal study plans, and track and evaluate your learning progress.

Students can find AAT Approved Training Provider in Malaysia at the link

Student Support Services

Our community

Our dynamic, inclusive AAT community is at the heart of every decision we make. We’re here to equip our community with the real world, practical and industry-leading expertise that’s needed to activate careers, supercharge businesses, and meet the global challenges of a fast-changing world.

We help our community to:

  • start: For anyone looking to kick-start their future, AAT is here for them. We'll show them how a career in accountancy can open doors to a world of possibilities.
  • belong: It’s our community of members that makes AAT so special. Giving them the support, resources, and expert advice to help fulfill their career goals.
  • grow: For those already working in finance, we'll help grow their knowledge and skills to open up new opportunities to boost their career.
  • thrive: At AAT our support never stops. We'll make sure our members' technical and practical skills are always relevant, and in demand, throughout their professional life.
  • exceed: AAT is a charity, with a strong ethical stance on the issues that really matter.

Students have:

  • Access to career advice and discounted CV review services.
  • Access to online forums that allow students to network, ask questions, and develop peer-to-peer support.

The Student Experience

AAT has been instrumental in building students’ confidence and competence in their chosen field, which has ultimately contributed to their personal growth and success. The importance of quality education and professional development in helping individuals unlock their full potential and excel in their endeavors.

Transformative journey, from feeling uncertain and directionless to finding a sense of purpose and fulfillment through their studies with AAT. It showcases the individual's determination and hard work, culminating in their professional membership, which they take great pride in. The positive impact of education and professional development in shaping one's career and personal growth.

Recognition and Accreditation

A leading voice in finance

AAT represents its members as a thought leader in the finance industry. We engage with government departments and organizations that help to shape policy and provide events, news, and insight to support the profession.

AAT has been recognized for its achievement in customer service by being awarded the prestigious ServiceMark accreditation from The Institute of Customer Service (ICS), the UK’s independent professional customer service body.

ServiceMark is awarded based on customer satisfaction feedback and an assessment of employee engagement with an organization’s customer service strategy. It highlights an organization’s commitment to upholding high standards in customer service and helps organizations understand how effective their customer service strategy is, as well as identifying areas for improvement.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students are advised to inquire with the respective AAT Training Providers for available bursaries and scholarships.

For Malaysian students and students residing in Malaysia, AAT is waiving 100% of the Student Registration and Membership fees. Students will save up to £240.00.

Why Study in AAT

  • Accessible Entry Requirements: AAT courses have accessible entry requirements, making them suitable for individuals with varying educational backgrounds. This inclusivity allows a diverse group of individuals to pursue a career in accounting.
  • Recognized Pathway to Further Education: AAT qualifications often serve as a stepping stone to further studies, such as pursuing a professional accounting qualification or a higher degree in finance-related fields.
  • Accelerated Pathway to Chartered Accountancy: AAT graduates are given generous exemptions when they study ACCA, CIMA, or ICAEW.
  • Professional Recognition: Becoming an AAT member grants you professional recognition within the accounting community.
  • Opportunities for Mentorship: AAT provides opportunities for experienced professionals to mentor and support students, creating a supportive network within the industry.

Contact Details

The Associations of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

30 Churchill Place
E14 5RE London

Type: Skills Training Providers (JPK)


+44 (0)20 7397 3000


[email protected]


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Active Scholarships

  • Scholarship / Fund / Loan
  • AAT Scholarship: Fully-Funded by Yayasan Peneraju

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Successful candidates receive full AAT tuition, free learning and training materials, AAT registration and exam fees, insurance, free hostel accommodation and a monthly allowance during the 9-months full-time training. All candidates are required to ...

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Student Testimonials

Shah Obayedul Hoqu (UK)

Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (16 months)

AAT has already helped me to progress my career. The best part of studying AAT is developing my skills and knowledge and overcome related challenges. I’ve already been able to apply my learning within my job.  

Chloe Pickering (UK)

Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (15 months)

AAT increased technical knowledge and has allowed me to have a deeper understanding of finance processes. I’ve progressed my career a lot quicker and it’s helped me to develop and flourish in so many different areas. 

Timothy Chen

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (1 year)

Studying AAT built my confidence in meeting people and it helped me secure interviews and gave me access to accounting related jobs. It provides the skills, security and stability I needed for my career. 

Shafikah Binti Amran

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (1 year)

I didn’t know any accounting basics, so I had to learn everything from scratch. Studying AAT in Malaysia has allowed me to secure a job and helped to turn my life around. The knowledge I’ve learned from AAT has helped me to get a career. 

Noor Shafikah Binti Amran

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (1 year)

I didn’t know any accounting basics, so I had to learn everything from scratch. Studying AAT in Malaysia has allowed me to secure a job and helped to turn my life around. The knowledge I’ve learned from AAT has helped me to get a career. 

The Associations of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Videos

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