Our internationally recognised "flagship" qualification is based on practical, real world accounting knowledge you can put to use from day one, taught by professional tutors with experience of the industry.
125,000 global members can tell you why AAT is more than the UK’s leading qualification and professional body for accounting and finance staff.
Aplus training provide the essential skills to enable learners to gain recognised qualifications to open the door to employment and future career progression through the AAT qualification. We have a successful history of delivering apprenticeships in Accounting and the AAT qualification since 1992, delivering across the South West, with training centres in Plymouth and Exeter.
We offer short AAT courses, along with a route to a recognised Bookkeeper qualification and the main AAT qualification.
Main AAT Accounting Qualifications (Level 1, 2, 3 and 4)
There are four levels to the AAT Accounting qualification and you can expect to spend around a year on each level. But, if you have previous experience or exemptions you could qualify in two years or less.
|Level 1||Award in Accounting||Introduction to basic accounting and finance skills, a good access for Level 2.|
|Level 2||Certificate in Accounting||16/17 year old school leavers or adults with no or little bookkeeping or Accounting experience would enter at this point|
|Level 3||Advanced Diploma in Accounting||School leavers or adults with experience and knowledge of double entry bookkeeping, building on skills developed at level 2|
|Level 4||Professional Diploma in Accounting|
Only applicants with a strong background in Accounting would be advised to start here.
How long does it take?
Usually 3 years to become fully AAT qualified. Each of the three levels takes approximately one year to achieve.
A discussion with a tutor can determine the best entry level for each learner based on prior knowledge and experience.
To achieve full membership status and use the initials MAAT the learner will need to have completed 1 years full time work experience as well.
Support and advice at every stage
We offer courses and qualifications that are always relevant and up-to-date, designed to support learners at every stage of their careers.
Aplus training offer a choice of evening and day courses in Plymouth and Exeter for all levels.
The course is assessed by means of a mix of computer based tests and projects.
Learners are taught through a variety of presentations, activities and group work leading to exam preparation held one week before each exam, at the end of each module.
Progression: what you could do after the course
On completion of each level you can apply for the next. After achieving the level 4 Advanced Diploma in Accounting the learner could look to continue their studies with Chartered Accounting Bodies, CIMA, ACCA or ACA.
To apply, please complete an application form and send this to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it to one of our training centres
|AAT Award in Accounting Level 1 ||£436|
|Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2||£629|
|Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2||£1,029|
|Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3||£2,330|
|Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4||£2,330|
***Students are also required to purchase learning material and become members of AAT. The cost of the learning resources will vary however, all Aplus students are eligible for further discount once enrolled.
Membership to AAT is currently £131.00 - Renewals £88.00
If you are thinking about studying, but are concerned about the cost, you could still qualify for financial support depending upon your circumstances.
The government and other agencies offer funding, financial support and loans for people undertaking training for career development. Aplus training have access to funding, so if you contact us we will be able to confirm what is available to you.
But as a guide:-
Learner Support Fund
The Learner Support Fund is available for students who require financial assistance for essential course costs, such as materials, uniforms and travel. It is available for students who are:
- aged over 19 (as at the 31st August) studying up to and including a Level 2 course
- aged 19-23 years old studying Level 3 course
Advanced Learning Loan
An Advanced Learner Loan could be for you....
You may qualify for an Advanced Learner - a Government Loan - to pay for your course fee if you are aged 19 or over studying at Level 3 to 6
- Advanced Learner Loans are disgined to work in the same way as students studying degrees recieved a higher education loan.
- How much you repay is linked to what you earn after your studies/
- An Advanced Learner laon could be used to support your studies in a range of courses throughout Levels 3 - 6.
- You only need to start paying back your Advanced Learner Loan when you have finished your course and you are earning more than £21,000 a year (which is £404/week and £1750/month). You pay back 9% of the money you earn OVER £21,000.
- Loan repayments will be taken directly from your wage through the tax system. If you want to make voluntary repayments, you can do so at any time.
- Before taking out any loan, you should consider all your options. If you want advice on managing your finances, you can get impartial money advice from the Money Advice Service
- The amouth of money you can borrow depends on your course - the minimum you can borrow if £300 but you should always check the individual course fee details of the loan fee.
Am I eligible and how can I apply?
- To check to see if you are eligible click here to use an online tool
- It is recommended that you apply online via the Direct Gov Website. Click here to apply
There are no credit or household income checks made when applying for the loans.
For further help and information, please contact us on 01752 256610
AAT 2017/2018 Timetables
|Location||Course Name ||Duration||Start Date||Time|
|Exeter||AAT Award in Accounting Level 1||7 weeks||Monday 02-Oct-17||09.30-16.30|
|Plymouth||AAT Award in Accounting Level 1||7 weeks ||Friday 06-OCt-17||09.30-16.30|
|Exeter||Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2||12 weeks||Tuesday 12-Sep-17||09.30-16.30|
|Plymouth||Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2||12 weeks||Wednesday 13-Sep-17||09.30-16.30|
|Exeter||Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2||36 weeks||Wednesday 13-Sep-17||17.30-20.30|
|Plymouth||Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2||36 weeks||Thursday 14-Sep-17||17.30-20.30|
|Exeter||Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2||36 weeks||Wednesday 13-Sep-17||09.30-16.30|
|Plymouth||Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2||36 weeks||Wednesday 13-Sep-17||09.30-16.30|
|Exeter||Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3||36 weeks||Thursday 14-Sep-17||17.30-20.30|
|Plymouth||Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3||36 weeks ||Wednesday 13-Sep-17||17.30-20.30|
|Exeter||Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3||36 weeks||Thursday 14-Sep-17||09.30-16.30|
|Plymouth||Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3||36 weeks||Wednesday 13-Sep-17||09.30-16.30|
|Exeter||Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4||36 weeks||Thursday 14-Sep-17||17.30-20.30|
|Plymouth||Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4||36 weeks||Wednesday 13-Sep-17||17.30-20.30|
|Exeter||Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4||36 weeks||Wednesday 13-Sep-17||09.30-16.30|
|Plymouth||Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4||36 weeks||Tuesday 12-Sep-17||09.30-16.30|
***Please note all of our start dates and days of delivery can be subject to change before September.