where study aat

So you’ve set your mind on achieving an AAT qualification. Great news! You won’t regret it!

But where does one study an AAT qualification? The good news is that there are several options for both where and how you can study an AAT qualification, making it easier to fit around your existing commitments.

AAT qualifications can be studied in a classroom in various countries around the world. For a full list of the available countries that offer and recognise AAT qualifications, check out AAT International. AAT programmes can also be studied from home via a distance-learning programme. 

Once you’ve established which AAT qualification is right for you, next you need to figure out if classroom-based study fits in with your needs and, if so, which institution to pick. There are over 500 AAT registered training providers in the UK, so you shouldn’t have to look too far to find a provider that’s convenient for you.

AAT training providers might be institutions that offer other qualifications, such as further education colleges, private AAT approved training centres or distance learning providers. There are plenty of options for those looking to study AAT – shop around to find out which best suits your needs.

Classroom Study

The vast majority of training providers offer classroom-based study. Often this is broken down into full and part-time plans, allowing you to pick a schedule that fits with your lifestyle.

Typical Part-Time AAT Study

  • One or two classes a week
  • Evening classes available
  • Good for those already in employment

Typical Full-Time AAT Study

  • Two to four classes a week
  • Often during daytime
  • A viable option for school leavers who are not interested in an undergraduate degree programme but wish to continue studying

Distance Learning

Distance learning allows for much greater flexibility. The student is given control over their start date, the pace of study, tutor interaction and when their examinations will be. Each distance learning provider has their own structure, so be sure to study the institution’s specific course breakdown to see if it matches your needs.

If you’re interested in finding an AAT training provider, check out AAT’s training provider page or contact Aspiring Accountants today. We’ll be able to tell you about upcoming open days as well as which institutions provide part-time, full-time and/or distance learning.    


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