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AAT – The UK’s market leading vocational accounting qualification

AAT – The UK’s market leading vocational accounting qualification

Whether you are considering entering the field of accountancy for the first time or you are a seasoned finance professional, there are few things better for enhancing your career in accounting and finance than an Association of Accounting Technicians qualification. 

In the UK, the AAT has fast become the market leading vocational accountancy qualification, with an increasing volume of employers demanding it as a requirement for prospective employees at entry-level and beyond. In fact, the AAT accounts for around ninety percent of all vocational accountancy qualifications. And with international recognition, and recognition from sponsoring bodies such as CIPFA, ICAEW, CIMA and ICAS, it is widely acknowledged as the established industry standard for technical accounting ability. 

So, given the AAT’s eminence, it might appear a little odd that there are no entry requirements or prerequisite work experience for students to start their study programme.  That’s simply great news for anyone at any stage in their career who wishes to train or retrain in order to make an active difference in their professional lives. That being said, this is accountancy, so having an affinity for numbers and a rigorous work ethic is absolutely necessary. Brushing up on organisational and analytical skills before you begin will also stand you in good stead.

Once mentally prepared for the AAT, it’s time to choose how you’re going to do the course. As far as AAT courses go, studying online is by far the cheapest and most convenient. Students can feel especially confident and optimistic in the knowledge that the online delivery platform InterActive provides makes course materials, tutor support, revision kits, an exam booking service, and mock assessments available to students every second of the day. Simply, online learning facilitates fast and flexible learning possibilities that fit around your personal and professional schedules and commitments. And with funding options in case you need a little help to get started, taking the UK’s leading vocational accountancy qualification has never been more comfortable. 

Of course, when mentioning money and funding options, some can and will equate it to the accrual of debt. Debt, whether personal or national, is a consideration to take seriously. Increasingly, managing personal debt is an unpaid vocation many fall into right after university or through difficult experiences in the job market. As a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and a holder of the AAT qualification you will have the accounting knowledge and skills to manage money effectively, personally and professionally. You will increase your eligibility in the job market. You will have the letters MAAT after your name. And if you hold out for a full AAT qualification, you could see your salary jump up to fifty one percent higher than unqualified colleagues (Statistic courtesy of Hays Accountancy and Finance)

Simply said, the AAT qualification is an essential bead to any professional accountants’ abacus. Learn more about studying the AAT online.