The AAT Accounting Qualification

By: LH Education (Legodi Henderson Education (Pty) Ltd)  04-27-2012
Keywords: Accounting Services, Skills Development, Distance Education

AAT enables you to choose how, when and where you study. Training is flexible, practical and open to everyone - whether you’re heading for your first job in accounting and finance, seeking a change of scene, or already work in accounting. Professional skills to be proud of! Our qualification is based on real-world knowledge, supported by in-depth expertise. Its value is so widely known that firms like Vodafone, the NHS, the Metropolitan Police and KPMG actively seek AAT qualified staff for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm


How you’re assessed

We assess the skills you’ve developed using flexible and practical computer based assessments (CBAs). There’s no set time to take these tests – you can sit them as and when you’re ready, with the agreement of your training provider. You’ll receive immediate results for online testing. Not every assessment is an online test; some learning and assessment areas use other computer-administered methods, including projects, reports or workplace evidence. These types of assessment, and some of the online tests which have extended written questions, are marked by hand with the results available up to and including six weeks later.


How long it takes to qualify?

One of the great things about AAT qualifications is the flexibility of our training. You can study full-time, part-time, from home or online – so how long you take to qualify is up to you.Get qualified in less than three years. There are three levels to the AAT Accounting Qualification, and you can expect to spend around a year on each level.

If you want a career within accounts and finance, there is an alternative. Even if you have the relevant qualifications, university may not be the right choice for you. The AAT Accounting Qualification will steer you towards a career in accounts and finance, which in this current climate, is a great way to avoid student debt and gain work-ready skills.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements in terms of qualifications (matric is therefore not a prerequisite), but learners must have a good level of literacy and numeracy and must be able to complete assessments in English

Keywords: Accounting Services, Accounting Training, Distance Education, Financial Training, LH Education is an accredited provider of the internationally recognised AAT Diploma in Accounting., Local Government Accounting Qualifications, Skills Development,

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