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You don’t need any prior experience working in accounts to study AAT Foundation. There are no entry requirements, but you do need good maths, IT and English skills, and a willingness to learn. Take the AAT skillcheck test to find out which level you can start at.
If you’ve completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (FCIB) (short qualification), you will be exempt from completing the first two units of this level (Bookkeeping Transactions and Bookkeeping Controls).
If you have a university degree in accountancy, or related, we recommend that you move straight onto ACCA, CIMA, or ACA.
Months of entry
This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.
To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time6 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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