4 Ways to pay for your AAT course

Posted: 26 July 2018 at 1:24 pm | Author: Lauren Daws

One of the most common questions people have when looking at further education is how they are going to finance their chosen course. So, to help you decide, if you are looking to enrol onto an AAT course in September 2018, we’ve taken a look at some of your options below:

1.  Payment in full

Paying the AAT course fee in full before the start of the course, if you are able to do this, is the most simple and straightforward way to pay.

2.  Pay As You Learn Scheme

For those who are looking for a way of breaking down the AAT course costs into more manageable payments, our Pay As You Learn (PAYL) scheme could be for you. On this scheme you can pay for your course fees by monthly direct debit or by monthly recurring payments via a credit or debit card. Your monthly payments will occur whist you are on programme until the date on your qualification certificate – so if you finish early your payments will stop but, if you take a little longer to complete, your payments will continue until you have been certificated.

Please note that AAT fees, such as membership and exam fees are payable on top of course fees and are not included in the PAYL scheme.

Find out more about the Pay As You Learn scheme.

3.  Apprenticeships

If you are employed in a finance role, you may be eligible to undertake the AAT accounting courses as part of an apprenticeship, in which case your employer would be required to pay your course fees. Many employers will support their staff with apprenticeship training if they believe the knowledge and skills you will gain will be of benefit to their organisation, so it is worth a chat to see if this possible.

4.  Advanced Learner Loan

If you are 19 years of age or over, living in England and planning to undertake a Level 3 or 4 AAT accounting qualification, you could qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help fund your studies.

With the Advanced Learner Loan, there’s no credit check, your household income isn’t taken into account and you won’t have to pay anything back until you earn over £25,000 a year. Once you start earning over £25,000 a year, you will pay back 9% of your income each month. So for example if you earned £27,000 a year you would pay back £15 a month.

Find out more about the Advanced Learner Loan.

CAW Business School runs AAT Accounting and Bookkeeping courses from its modern training facilities in Godmanchester (near Huntingdon) in Cambridgeshire. The majority of courses are available on a half day release (9.15am-1pm for one morning a week) or as an evening courses (5.30pm-8.30pm one night per week). Applications for courses starting in September 2018 are now open.

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