What is AAT?

AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians) is the UK’s leading professional body offering entry level accountancy qualifications. The AAT is open to everyone, regardless of age or experience. There are no academic requirements so the AAT qualification is a real alternative to college or University for those seeking a career in finance. There are two main qualifications, the AAT Accounting Qualification or the AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping.

To get started with your studies you must register as a student with AAT and choose a training provider. Look for an AAT Approved provider like First Intuition. We provide a range of classroom and distance learning courses to help you pass your exams first time. And it may take less time than you think – our courses are completely exam focused so you can qualify in a much shorter time than you would if you followed a course at your local college.

Once you are AAT Qualified you might choose to progress your career by fast-tracking to the ACCA or ICAEW qualifications.

You may be entitled to government funding to cover some or all of your course fees if you are eligible for the AAT Apprenticeship scheme. Find out more.


“AAT isn’t just the qualification, I have also gained many professional skills and a great deal of business knowledge through meeting peers from different industries. Being able to implement the skills from my AAT studies directly in my day-to-day role in the work place has allowed me to appreciate first-hand how relevant the qualification is.”
-Becca Faye,  Apprentice of the Year 2017. 

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