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What is an AAT qualification?

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson |

An AAT qualification is an accountancy qualification from the Association of Accounting Technicians, offering practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy training and opening the doors to career progression and employment around the world.

An AAT qualification is accessible to all people regardless of background and experience, allowing anyone interested in accounting to develop in this field. The course offers a range of employment and progression benefits, including a route into chartered accountancy for those interested in a career in this field.

An AAT qualification can help you build the career you want, whether you're new to accounting, already working in finance, or looking to start your own accountancy or bookkeeping firm.

Through an AAT qualification, develop practical, real-world skills for application at all levels of business. Offering highly transferable skills and an opportunity to enhance your expert knowledge, from how to record financial transactions through to in-depth examinations of expenditure and income!

What is an AAT qualification equivalent to?

    An AAT Qualification is equivalent to an accounting technician level qualification:

  • An AAT Level 2 is Equivalent to GCSE
  • AAT Level 3 is equivalent to two A-Levels
  • AAT Level 4 is equivalent to QCF Level 4 qualification

How can I study an AAT accounting course?

The Skills Network offer 12 AAT accountancy courses and a range of revision guides and study tools. So check out our full list of courses here and upskill today!


Contact our AAT specialist Natalie Brewer on 01757 606614 or email

Are you an education provider?

Contact our dedicated business development specialists to discuss your own AAT delivery. Call Tom 07706 350376 or Dec on 07377414850