Student presentation for your open days

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How far do you want to
go in accounting?
What we’re going to look at
• Introducing AAT
• Where could AAT take you?
• The AAT Accounting Qualification
• Support from AAT
• Full membership and progression opportunities
• Life after qualifying
Sian Parkin, AAT student member, PKF
Who are AAT?
Association of Accounting Technicians
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A professional membership body.
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Providing qualifications for those working, and looking to work at all
levels of accounting and finance.
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All learning and assessment areas will be assessed by some form of
computer based assessment (CBA).
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120,000 members worldwide
– 70,000 student members
– 50,000 full and fellow members
Why study the AAT qualification?
Maximise your potential
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Develop skills and progress your career
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Relevant and widely respected
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Flexible studying, open to all
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Gain an internationally recognised
and respected qualifications
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You’ll be worth more to your
current and future employers
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Support throughout membership
Ian Grant, AAT student member, Morrisons
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AAT qualification: open access
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Available to all, whatever your age, previous
qualifications or experience.
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Students are required to have a basic level of
literacy and numeracy.
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AAT qualifications are ideal for those just
starting out in the workplace.
AAT qualifications are designed to give you the
broad range of skills required in accountancy
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Ideal for
• school-leavers,
• returners to work
• those who have not studied for
a while
• those with previous
accountancy/finance
experience
• relevant A-level qualifications
• confident at starting at a
higher level
• someone with advanced
knowledge and skills (such as
an Accounting degree)
Covers
The principles of double-entry
bookkeeping
Advanced bookkeeping skills
• purchase and sales ledger
• preparing initial trial balances
• general skills for the workplace
• depreciations, prepayments
and accruals
Skills in cost analysis, resource
allocation, forecasting and
budgetary planning
• analysing costs and revenues
• limited company accounts
• final accounts for sole traders
and partnerships
• managing people and systems
within the workplace
• Options: Taxation (personal
and business), Credit control,
Auditing
Follow our steps to success
Read our student guide
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Familiarise yourself with the course
outline and take a look at some of our
success stories.
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Full details of the AAT Accounting
Qualification can be found on page six of
our guide.
Getting started
Register with AAT by:
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completing the form in your Student Guide
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online via the AAT website aat.org.uk/join
Training provider registration
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Your chosen training provider can advise you on
how to enrol with them.
How long does it take to qualify?
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Study at a pace to suit you.
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Take our computer based assessments
whenever you feel ready.
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With previous experience and qualification(s),
training can take
two years or even less.
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It is possible to take a break from your training.
Assessment methods
Computer based assessments
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Test your knowledge and understanding.
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You will sit assessments when you are ready, as
agreed with your training provider.
Or, in some cases, workplace
evidence
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Evaluate your practical abilities, like processing
data using a PC.
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Skills tests take place throughout the year.
From an AAT student
Mark Lyon, AAT student member,
Proctor & Gamble
Help from your employer
There are a number of ways your
employer can help you
get the most from the course.
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Match your workload with your studies so you
can put the theory into practice.
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Provide a mentor or appropriately
experienced member of staff who can
answer technical questions.
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Provide study leave to revise for assessments.
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Provide financial support for the
course and study materials.
How will the AAT help me?
Membership support
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Dedicated Membership Support team works to ensure you are
supported in your training and development.
AAT branch network
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Offers excellent opportunities to
supplement your learning.
AAT website
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Hosts a range of support materials to
help you as you progress through the
qualification
AAT website
Student resource centre
Dedicated student member area offers a
wealth of training and career advice.
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Study zone – study, revision and exam tips
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Practice papers & guidance from assessors –
including model answers and Chief Assessor’s
reports
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Guidance notes – for all units
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Discussion forum – share ideas and swap advice
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Career advice – including CV and job hunting tips
Regular magazine
Accounting Technician magazine
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Sent to all student members, includes:
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Study Zone (related to course units)
Feedback on assessments
Career opportunities
Accountancy news and technical articles
AAT updates and membership information
Online version
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Searchable archive of technical articles
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Unique news and articles
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Up to the minute jobs database
Careers in accountancy
AAT opportunities
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AAT members can be found worldwide across all
sectors
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Accountancy jobs can be found at AAT-jobs.co.uk
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UK’s largest and best known organisations recruit and
train staff with AAT including:
NHS, HMV, Sky, MoD, Morrisons, KPMG
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Progress to various roles including:
– Purchase Ledger
– Finance Manager
– Sales Ledger
– Executive Support Manager
from a qualified
AAT member
Mark Wong MAAT, KPMG
You’ve qualified - so what’s next?
After 12 months relevant
work experience, you can
apply for professional AAT
membership.
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Designatory letters MAAT after
your name.
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Study for a higher education degree.
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All UK accountancy bodies offer
generous exemptions to holders
of the AAT Accounting Qualification.
from a qualified AAT member
Myra Geater MAAT, Vodafone
The AAT qualification - summary
Key benefits
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Offers relevant, practical accounting skills for
life.
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Recognised and respected by employers in all
sectors.
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Internationally recognised.
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Based on up to date, agreed standards of
competence - so you can be assured of its
quality.
You’ll be worth more with AAT

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