AAT- Association of Accounting Technicians


Foundation , Undergraduate

About AAT

AAT works across the globe with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. Our members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world.

Accounting is at the heart of every business and AAT is a name that employers trust. The AAT qualifications are quality investments as they are globally recognised and provide the right type of skills for immediate employment.

What we offer?

We offer 3 accounting qualifications:
  1. AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
  2. AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)
  3. AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)

You can start with any qualification depending on your existing skills and experience. Take the AAT Skillcheck test on the AAT website to find out the best qualification to start with: https://www.aatskillcheck.org/

Career Opportunities

The career opportunities include jobs in forensic accounting, accounting software development, education & research, parliament, global charity finance, fintech accounting consulting and many more.

Assessment methods

Computer based assessments (CBAs) are scheduled on demand throughout the year.

From AAT to ACA

ICAEW has teamed up with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to provide a route that allows people to gain the AAT qualification and to progress onto the ACA via a faster route.

Course Structure

Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Prepares you for junior and entry-level accounting roles by delivering a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software.

Advanced Diploma in Accounting

You will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants. If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AATQB status.

Professional Diploma in Accounting

You will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing, credit management, and cash and treasury management. If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil the work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.


Level Duration Fees per Paper (Rs)
Foundation Certificate 6 Months
(2 semesters of 12 weeks each)
Advanced Diploma 12 Months
(3 semesters of 12 weeks each)
Professional Diploma 12 Months
(3 semesters of 12 weeks each)


Level 2

  1. Bookkeeping Transactions
  2. Bookkeeping Controls
  3. Elements of Costing
  4. Using Accounting Software
  5. Work Effectively in Finance
  6. Foundation Certificate Synoptic Assessment

Level 3

  1. Advanced Bookkeeping
  2. Final Accounts Preparation
  3. Management Accounting: Costing
  4. Indirect Tax
  5. Ethics for Accountants
  6. Spreadsheets for Accounting
  7. Advanced Diploma Synoptic Assessment

Level 4

  1. Management Accounting: Budgeting
  2. Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  3. Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  4. Accounting Systems and Controls
  5. Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment


Full Time


Registration fees

– Payable directly to AAT

– £145 (covers the one off admission fee and annual membership fee)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are payable to Rushmore Business School.

Assessment Fees

£70–80 per assessment for all levels.

Assessment fees are payable to Rushmore Business School.


Level 2

SC/GCE O-Levels with 3 credits or equivalent

Level 3

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 or equivalent

Level 4

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3 or equivalent


Once registration is done on the AAT website, fill in the application form at Rushmore Business School. Your application may be submitted in person at Rushmore Business School’s Registry


You may send us a scanned copy of your application and settle the application fee via bank transfer.

Awarding Institution

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT UK)

More details on the AAT website: https://www.aat.org.uk/

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