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AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians)

AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians)

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About AAT

AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) is a UK-based, global education charity and Ofqual certified awarding organisation. It offers internationally recognised accountancy qualifications and market-leading professional services to prospective students and qualified graduates from across more than 100 countries worldwide. AAT qualifications equip students with the practical knowledge and skills employers are looking for in their accounting staff and provides a pathway to chartered accountancy.

Fast facts:

  • AAT is the world’s leading qualification and professional membership body, for accounting technicians.
  • Close to 124,000 AAT members and students in 105 countries.
  • AAT promotes practical financial skills to empower people and enable businesses to achieve their potential.
  • Over 600 AAT-approved training providers globally and 43 UK branches for support, training and networking.
  • Students completing the AAT qualification gain exemptions towards chartered status with CCA, CIMA, ICAEW.

Programme Outline

Accounting Qualifications

  • AAT Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
    The Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is where you’ll develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, purchase, sales and general ledgers, basic costing and using accounting software.
  • AAT Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)
    While studying the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, you’ll master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns and professional ethics.
  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)
    The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting covers financial team leader skills, including financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas.

Bookkeeping Qualifications

  • AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
    This Level 1 qualification introduces the role of a bookkeeper and the underpinning knowledge to identify and carry out simple different bookkeeping activities, such as income and expenditure, profit and loss, and assets and liabilities. It also offers an introduction into the role, and the benefits and risks associated with bookkeeping software.
  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping
    Students studying this qualification will develop practical accountancy skills in the double-entry bookkeeping system and in using associated documents and processes while gaining an understanding that digital accounting systems are automating some of the stages in the process. Students will cover transactions for accuracy, make entries in appropriate books and ledgers and calculate sales invoices and credit notes.
  • AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping
    This qualification will develop complex skills and knowledge necessary to work in a bookkeeping role or to progress to higher level accountancy roles or study. Students completing this qualification will become competent in financial processes including accounting principles and concepts, advanced bookkeeping and preparing financial statements. They will also be introduced to business issues regarding payroll and value added tax (VAT), including an understanding of the documents and reports produced on payroll software, timescales for submissions and payments.

AAT Student Membership and support services

All students will need to register for a MyAAT account ensure they can sit AAT assessments and start accessing a wide range of student benefits. These are additional study support resources to help supplement the core study materials students get from their chosen training provider.

Check out the video for a demo of what’s on offer in the MyAAT dashboard here

Student benefits

  • Practice assessments
  • Green light tests
  • Video content
  • E-learning
  • Real life scenarios
  • And many more.

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 students can manage key resources, schedule learning to suit their personal study plans, and track and evaluate their learning progress.

Students can find AAT Approved Training Providers in Malaysia at the link here

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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. 

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. 

Contact Details

AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians)

30 Churchill Place
E14 5RE London
United Kingdom

Type: Skills Training Providers (JPK)


+44 (0)20 3735 2434
open Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 17.00 UK time


[email protected]



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