It will take you between 9 and 12 months, depending on your method of study.
This qualification offers an alternative entry route to the AAT Accounting qualification at Level 3.
Completion of AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting gives a student 160 UCAS points. In addition more than 30 UK universities and higher education institutes offer exemptions to AAT qualified students enrolling on accounting and finance-related degrees.
At Level 2 AAT also offer a smaller qualification which is the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting; this provides an alternative for those students who wish to pursue a pure bookkeeping and or Accounting pathway. The larger AAT Level 2 Diploma in Accounting and Business builds upon the certificate size qualification by including business and payroll units thereby allowing the student to pursue careers in finance and general business.
Furthermore, this can be the first step towards becoming an ACA Chartered Acountant.
AAT assessments are:
- Practical computer based assessments (CBAs)
- Designed to reflect real-life tasks
- Flexible – you can sit them anytime of the year
Depending on the assessment, you may get your provisional results straight away
If you have already gained a relevant qualification you may be eligible for an exemption from some AAT assessments. This means you can fast track to study at the right level for you.