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AAT Accounting and Finance Qualification

Am I eligible for AAT?

Sure! AAT does not require any previous experience or university degree. The only requirement is your willingness to study and learn! This knowledge is your passport to a fascinating career onto accountancy and finance profession. You are eligible whether you are:

Junior or administrative staff in accounting

College, University or School Leaver

Considering a career change to becoming an accountant

What are my career potentials with AAT?

Holding the AAT qualification, you can work to a wide span of positions! During the first part of qualification you will be able to fulfil the requirements for the position as an assistant accountant, but as you proceed toward the its completion, you’ll be able to progress and even have the chance to specialize to tasks such as Payroll Management, Credit Management, Cash Management, Finance Analyst, and Bookkeeper.

Can I do more?

Yes! Once you’ve completed AAT qualification, becoming a chartered accountant is a great next step. Chartered status ensures you stand out as a respected professional within the field and will broaden your understanding, keeping at the same time your job options open. Having an AAT Accounting Qualification offers you a fast-track route to chartered level, helping you to get there quicker than going to university. All the UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies (ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, ICAS and CIPFA) recognise the AAT Accounting Qualification and offer exemption from certain modules. Plus, the practical skills and knowledge you gain on your AAT course will complement the chartered syllabus – helping you to succeed.

Additionally, AAT offers a unique opportunity to further your studies to some of the English Universities it is collaborated with. Many AAT students go on and study a degree in accounting or finance, or in an unrelated area. At the link below you’ll find a list of institutions, including universities, who offer exemptions for AAT qualified members.

The European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF) is the ATT Accredited training partner in Cyprus. EIMF is a leading provider of professional education, and tailored learning solutions with emphasis on the Financial and Professional Services Sector. The institute offers a wide range of support study materials, AAT employers scheme and job prospects, flexible calendar for course and examinations, option to choose between online or classroom courses, experienced tutors, as well as robust training with exercises and case studies.

All the above, helped EIMF build high quality education. We had remarkable results during the first year of launching AAT in Cyprus. Our students had 94% passing rate. Our target for the upcoming academic year is to achieve three digits passing rate.

EIMF design a flexible study options for AAT training that can easily fit around your work and personal life. Even though you need to be dedicated, surely, you’ll find something that works best for you.

  • Classroom courses face to face meetings (all-day or evening classes)
  • Online learning

Surely not! Knowledge is source of life, has no age, and is never late for you to start over by changing your career path. In fact, accountancy is considered one of the most popular choices among people who are looking for a new career path.

What about the cost?


When you “buy” the knowledge is the best investment in your future. Your investment to acquire AAT Qualification it could pay for itself in a matter of months! But the AAT training can cost anywhere from €1.350 to over €2.276 per level depending on your study method.

EIMF to its effort to make studying more affordable, offer a range of ways to pay for your course including:


  • Interest free payment plans: With this option you can spread the cost of your course into more manageable monthly payments, with no added interest.
  • Employer sponsorship: If you are currently working, your employer may be prepared to fund your training.
  • Full prepayment: With discount 10% on level fees.
  • Unit completion payment: You have the option to pay after the completion of each unit of the level you are attending.
  • Other payment agreements: After discussion with management.

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Find out which AAT Accounting Qualification to start with

Want to study an AAT Accounting Qualification or become an AAT Accountant? This online tool will help you find the most suitable starting qualification.

Ok. What is my starting point?


To the completion AAT is broken down into three levels. If you’re currently working in accounts or have studied accountancy before, you may be exempt from some units.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

This Level covers the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing simple financial statements, as well as how to use various accounting software.

The completion period for this level is estimated between 6 and 12 months, depending on the amount of time you commit to studying.

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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

This is an advance level that builds on your existing knowledge gained at Foundation Level, and includes advance bookkeeping, accounts preparation and ethics in the accounting profession.

The completion period is also estimated between 6 and 12 months.

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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)

This is the last level of the qualification, and covers more complex accounting tasks such as budgeting, drafting financial statements, and financial performance evaluation. During this level, you will have to choose two optional subjects to specialized in. Those subjects are tax, audit, and/or credit management. By the completion of this level, you will be fully qualified. You can apply to become a full AAT member and get the letters MAAT after your name. The estimated completion period is between 9 and 12 months.

(Include below the level break down sent by AAT)

View more detailed information about the AAT syllabus by level.