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Studying AAT Online – Your Questions Answered!

Posted: 14 October 2019 at 1:28 pm | Author: Amber Tennant

With the launch of our new distance learning AAT programmes, you may be wondering what it’s like to get AAT qualified by studying remotely. From benefits and admissions, to fees and course content – we’ve answered some of the main questions about online AAT training here…

What will I study?

The qualifications cover key skills and knowledge required by industry, including:

  • Using accounting software
  • Elements of costing
  • Advanced bookkeeping
  • Accounts preparation
  • Management accounting costing
  • Indirect tax
  • Budgeting
  • Credit management

Please see individual course pages for an in depth overview of course content.

What support is offered to online students?

All distance learning students will be allocated a distance learning tutor, who will provide support via email and telephone throughout the qualification.

Additionally, all of the course materials will be provided via our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) meaning you can access the programme content whenever you need it to refresh your knowledge or spend a bit of extra time going over certain modules.

What can I do with an AAT qualification?

AAT qualifications are globally-recognised and valued by employers across the UK and overseas; demonstrating your ability to turn your accountancy knowledge and skills into everyday practice.

Studying an AAT course, whether via distance learning or face-to-face, offers you a wealth of career options:

  • Get a great job in accounting or finance
  • Achieve professional MAAT status
  • Become a chartered accountant
  • Become a tax specialist
  • Start work as a lecturer
  • Go to university
  • Become self-employed

How manageable are the course fees?

The course fees vary depending on the level of qualification you choose to undertake:

  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting – £1,049*
  • AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting – £2,086*
  • AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting – £2,086*

There are a number of ways you can fund your AAT training:

1. Pay the fees in full prior to the start of the course

2. Break down the cost of training into monthly payments via our Pay As You Learn Scheme

3. If you’re employed in a finance role, you may be eligible to undertake the courses as part of an apprenticeship, in which case your employer would be required to pay your course fees. See the eligibility criteria for our AAT apprenticeship programmes

4. 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. Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans

If you would like to read more about financial help that you might be eligible for please visit our fees and finance page. If you have any further questions about fees and funding please do not hesitate to contact us.

*Correct at the time of publishing. Please see individual course pages for the most up-to-date figures.

What are the benefits of online learning?

For those looking to undertake further training or learn a new skill, online study offers a wide range of benefits…

• Study at anytime, anywhere and at a pace that suits you
• Benefit from expert, one-to-one distance learning tutor support
• Cut your training costs
• Get ahead with varied learning materials, accessible 24/7

Read more about the benefits of online learning

Have more questions about our distance learning accounting courses? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Apply to study an AAT accounting online today

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