Six reasons you should start studying AAT right now

Published: 30 Aug 2016

Six reasons you should start studying AAT right now

How much do you really know about AAT?

Whether you’re just starting out in accountancy, or you’re looking to move up the ladder in finance and find your next role, an AAT qualification could be the perfect way to move forward in your career and increase your salary. Still not sure whether it’s right for you?

We spoke to the experts at AVADO (formerly Home Learning College), the UK’s largest online provider of AAT qualifications, to find their top six reasons you should start learning AAT today:

1. Because it’s the industry leader for Accountants

AAT, otherwise known as the Association of Accounting Technicians, is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for vocational accountants.

In fact, they award around 90% of all vocational qualifications in accounting, officially making them the industry standard for proficiency in the profession.

Because the qualifications they offer are internationally recognised, companies such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more continue to hire AAT professionals for their expert knowledge in the field.

They also happen to be sponsored by professional accounting bodies CIPFA, ICAEW, CIMA and ICAS, showing that just about anyone who’s anyone in accounting knows it doesn’t get better than AAT.

2. Because you can fit it around your schedule

No matter what your schedule looks like, you can study AAT.

You could choose to take one of their Self-paced courses and start right away, or choose their Group study method, which provides you with the support of a group of likeminded learners and structured deadlines to help keep you on track.

In fact, AVADO pass rates prove that you’re more likely to pass first time when learning as part of a group. So whatever method you choose, there are officially no more excuses not to keep your career moving in the right direction.

3. Because you’re practically guaranteed to pass

The current pass rate for AAT courses taken with AVADO is a staggering 92%.

And although we can’t officially guarantee that you’ll pass all your exams first time, you’ll be provided with the essential help and support necessary to keep the odds in your favour.

All the confidence you need to get qualified as quickly and painlessly as possible – no unnecessary stress required.

4. Because you’ll be given face-to-face feedback

Even if you’re a big fan of online learning, sometimes you just need to talk to someone directly.

With an AAT qualification, you’re given access to a range of handpicked specialist tutors, who are always available to answer your questions.

Simply phone, email or message them online and you’ll be able to benefit from the years of experience they’ve built up in field.  No more irritating FAQs to sit through or unanswered phone calls. Just the advice you need to help keep you going.

5. Because you’ll actually save money

Not sure you can afford to start studying right now? Don’t panic.

There are a range of online discounts available to make things more manageable, not to mention flexible finance options to help you self-fund your studies.

Payment plans can be spread out over a period of time that works for you, and company funding is available if your employer is willing to provide part of the bill. Exam fees are even included in all packages, so there are no hidden charges to worry about during your studies. 

So whatever level of AAT you’re looking at, and whatever your budget, there’s something out there to suit you.

6. Because you could earn up to £50,000

The number one reason you should be considering an AAT qualification right now comes down to your earnings.

Even entry-level AAT certified professionals, such as Junior Administrators, can command salaries of almost £20,000. However, once you’re fully qualified, your potential salary could rise to an impressive £47,500 – well above the industry average.

And if you’re wondering what your colleagues are earning, research from Hays Accountancy and Finance found that achieving the full AAT Accounting Qualification can boost earnings by 51% more than unqualified colleagues, proving that careers in accounting really can pay off.

Why study with AVADO?

AVADO is the largest online provider of AAT qualifications in the whole of the UK.

Not only do they offer over 26 years’ worth of experience in online learning, they’ve also helped train over 35,000 AAT students, a number that continues to grow.

Other benefits of studying AAT with AVADO include:

  • Live interactive classes, not just pre-recorded
  • All-inclusive exam fees and booking service
  • Best in class Virtual Learning Campus
  • Expert tutors available via phone, email and online
  • An easy to understand, step-by-step syllabus

Want to learn more about how an AAT qualification could change your career? GET COURSE INFORMATION.

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