What is an AAT qualification?

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is one of the key professional membership bodies for accounting and bookkeeping. Considered an industry standard, many employers look for an AAT qualification when hiring for financial roles.

At Pitman Training, we are proud to be able to offer a range of AAT-accredited accounting and bookkeeping courses in our centres and online. Each course and qualification equips you with the knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in the world of finance.

Explore our AAT Qualifications

AAT Courses

Certificate in Accounting with AAT

This accounting programme combines Pitman Training’s renowned practical approach to learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional body for accountancy.

AAT Courses

Diploma in Bookkeeping with AAT

This diploma will give you the opportunity to become a qualified bookkeeper with AAT, enabling you to work in a self-employed capacity, providing bookkeeping services…

AAT Courses

Applied Management Accounting

This course focuses on the three fundamental areas of management accounting: planning, control and decision making. All organisations rely on the provision of accurate, business-focused…

AAT Courses

Audit and Assurance

As many organisations and businesses now operate in the global marketplace, the role of audit and assurance is becoming increasingly important as it is seen…

AAT Courses

Business Awareness

Learn to understand how a business operates, the role of its accounting function and performance and how the finance function interacts with other key business…

AAT Courses

Business Tax

This course introduces taxation relevant to businesses. It covers how to compute business taxes for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies as well as how…

AAT Courses

Cash and Financial Management

This course focuses on the importance of managing cash within organisations and covers the knowledge and skills required to make informed decisions on financing and…

AAT Courses

Credit and Debt Management

Knowledge and use of performance measures relating to liquidity, profitability and gearing are fundamental to this course. Learn to develop understanding of liquidity management, bankruptcies…

AAT Courses

Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge for drafting the financial statements of single limited companies and consolidated financial statements for groups of…

AAT Courses

Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements

Learn how to produce and interpret financial statements for sole traders and partnerships using a trial balance. Gain further knowledge of the accounting principles underlying…

Why choose Pitman Training for AAT courses?

  • A Pitman Training AAT qualification is considered a mark of excellence for any employee.
  • Our range of AAT courses covers everything from learning how to prepare budgets to understanding income statement accounts and controlling cash.
  • You can combine your AAT course with a related Pitman Training course to enhance your skills and improve your employability. AAT learning often pairs well with bookkeeping and accounting courses.
  • Our AAT learning centres can be found across the UK, with courses running all year long. If that isn’t convenient, there are online AAT courses available, too, if you would prefer to study AAT at home.
  • You can choose to train anytime you like. Whether it is full-time or part-time, you enjoy a flexible schedule that fits your timetable.

Careers involving AAT

  • Professions with a finance focus, such as accountants and bookkeepers, benefit greatly from an AAT qualification. The average starting salaries for these roles are often upwards of £21,000.
  • Non-finance roles could also benefit from an AAT qualification. For instance, those who own a small business, or act as an executive or personal assistant, could widen their financial understanding with an AAT course.

AAT courses available

AAT courses at Pitman Training include everything from AAT foundations to advanced diplomas in bookkeeping and accounting.

Those building out their bookkeeping or accounting CV should our Foundation and Advanced Diploma. This course helps hone the necessary financial skills and provides an essential jumping-off point for further AAT development.

Whichever AAT course you choose, whether online or in-centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way.

Just contact us for a free, friendly career consultation with the training experts.

Upcoming Seminars

Dates on request

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

Pitman Training Course Enquiry

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