Founded over 25 years ago, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) boasts a membership of nearly 125,000. More than an examining body, it’s the worldwide organisation for accounting and finance professionals.
We currently have over 2000 students and members in Scotland and are committed to their ongoing support and professional development.
AAT offers training and support to people and businesses within Scotland that align with the social and educational needs of the country. In doing so, we support the Scottish Government’s aim to ensure that everyone has access to learning and development opportunities.
AAT for employers
The AAT Accounting Qualification – accredited within the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) – is a practical, skills-based qualification that gives employees the skills to excel at a wide range of accounting and finance tasks.
The final level of the AAT Accounting Qualification – the Level 8 Diploma in Accounting – will equip employees with a vocational qualification broadly equivalent to an HND, offering an alternative route to achieving a widely recognised, professional qualification.
From large public sector organisations including NHS Scotland, to accountancy practices like Johnston Carmichael and commercial businesses such as DHL, Chivas Brothers and The Royal Bank of Scotland; AAT works closely with employers in Scotland across a range of sizes and sectors.
In line with the Scottish Government’s lifelong skills strategy, the AAT Accounting
Qualification enables employers to address skills shortages in the workplace at a time and place that suits them, by implementing a flexible and cost effective training programme. What’s more, on completion of their training, employees have the opportunity to become a professional member of AAT that requires a commitment to keeping skills and knowledge up to date in the long term.
For more information on Skills for Scotland: A Lifelong Skills Strategy, visit www.scotland.gov.uk
AAT apprenticeships provide formal, nationally-recognised training programmes for ambitious individuals, and the opportunity to achieve a qualification while learning hands-on skills and experience in the workplace. The advantages to employers are significant. Funding is available for 16-19 year olds across all three levels of the qualification, providing a cost effective way of attracting, developing and retaining productive and highly skilled employees.
For more information, contact our Account Management team or visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
Find an AAT training provider
AAT has over 400 training providers in the UK, with a range of private, higher education and distance learning providers throughout Scotland. And with a range of flexible learning options available, students can fit their studies around work commitments.
To find an AAT training provider in your area, go to aat.org.uk/trainingprovider and search online by postcode.