Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is an internationally recognised professional accounting qualification ideal for those who want to work in the Accountancy sector or are self-employed.

This qualification is valuable in its own right and if followed by Level 4 AAT study will see you become fully AAT qualified and eligible for AAT membership. It is an ideal qualification for existing Junior/Assistant Accountants. 

The course is taught by qualified experienced Accountants/Tutors giving pass rates that consistently exceed the national averages by as much as 25%.

This qualification takes approximately one year to complete.

You can become fully AAT qualified by achieving a Level 4 Professional Diploma in one additional year.

You can enrol in September and January.

You will attend taught sessions one day per week (typically Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm). Teaching is by lectures with practical examples and hands on practice.

It is recommended you complete a further 6-8 hours study at home per week and a little more in the run up to the assessment.

You will study:

  • Business awareness
  • Management accounting techniques
  • Financial accounting – preparing financial statements
  • Tax processes for businesses

If you have not previously completed Level 2 basic bookkeeping this will be included in your programme.


You will need a Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or equivalent Bookkeeping/Accounting competence.

If you have not previously completed Level 2 Basic Book-Keeping module this will be included in your programme.

If you do not possess a GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English you may need to take a functional skills programme.

Assessments are independently managed by AAT and taken on a computer here at Huish. You must score 70% to pass and results are received the same day.

You will only need to revise for one exam at a time as each exam is sat as you finish a module.

Our pass rates are exceptional and are above national averages.

This qualification is perfect for anyone wanting a long term career in Accountancy.

You can progress from Level 3 through to Level 4 AAT. Upon completion of Level 4 Professional Diploma, you will become an affiliate of AAT and eligible to apply for membership. This in turn will give exemption to the foundation components of CIMA and ACCA qualifications.

The cost of this course is £3,045.

Fees include tuition, all books and training materials, practice tests and one exam attempt per subject. Resits cost £70.

This qualification is also available through a Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship.