Learning More about AAT Studies…

When we speak to people who are thinking about enrolling on AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), we are regularly asked two things;

  • How long does it take to study AAT?
  • What are the benefits of studying accountancy through an AAT course?

Here are the answers to these frequently asked questions…

Duration of AAT Courses

How long you study AAT for really depends on which level you enter at and what type of study you choose. UKCBC offers part-time (evenings or weekend) courses, which are ideal if you have a lot of commitments such as a full-time job or limited childcare arrangements. Usually qualifying for each level would take anytime between six months to a year.

The AAT Entry Levels:

  • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Foundation); for those with little experience in accounting and finance and want to understand underpinning theories
  • AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Advanced); developing Level 2 knowledge, giving a thorough insight into professional accountancy. This is for those who have completed Level 2 or for those competent in accounting practices already
  • AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (Professional); advancing your knowledge of financial processes and accounting techniques to a high level with opportunities to specialise

The Duration of AAT Courses are as Follows:

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Foundation) – 28-30 weeks

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Advanced) – 34 weeks

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (Professional) – 37 weeks

Each level is a qualification in its own right, but if you complete all three you’ll get a fully qualified AAT status.

Benefits of AAT

  • It provides great foundations to start your accounting studies, giving you an industry-recognised qualification. You can start with the basics and go right through to advanced levels if you choose to do all three levels
  • The various courses available cater to all knowledge and skill levels
  • There are flexible studying options such as evening and weekend courses, so you can work and study at the same time or manage other commitments, such as childcare
  • If you decide to go on and do a course such as ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), you’d get exemptions from the first three papers, helping you to advance to more skilled modules, therefore saving time
  • AAT is structured with employment in mind, meaning that modules are focused towards professional processes and what employers need

Studying AAT with UKCBC

An AAT qualification gives people the foundations for starting an accountancy career and with our AAT classes taking place across London, we’re at a fantastic location for you to complete your AAT studies.

UKCBC offers AAT courses with flexible and structured options to help you, whatever your circumstances are, you can tailor your time with us depending on your study needs. Our tutors are experienced and we have a fantastic network of both students and professionals.

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