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Here’s Why You Should Study AAT At The Sheffield College

Updated: 06/01/2017

If you’re wanting to master a career in the Business and Financial Sector, and in particular Accountancy, an AAT qualification is going to play a huge role in getting you there. So, what’s this AAT all about?

Here’s Why You Should Study AAT At The Sheffield College

AAT Courses

AAT is The Industry Leader

AAT is an acronym for the Association of Accounting Technicians. It’s the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for Accountants and awards around 90% of all vocational qualifications in Accounting - officially making them the industry leader!

Qualifications are recognised throughout the finance world; from small local enterprises to the biggest multinationals – so you know you’re going to qualify with employable skills opening up amazing opportunities, both nationally and internationally!

50% off AAT Membership & Elevated MAAT Status

To study and qualify as an Accountant with AAT, you must have a membership. The membership is important as it’s required for sitting exams and accessing workshops, but it also opens up a world of online resources and support. Whilst you’re studying, you get 50% off your membership fee so there’s no excuse not to get stuck in!

Once you qualify as a Professional Member of AAT you can use the letters MAAT next to your name which holds extra gravitas within industry. It shows employers you’re committed to the industry and maintaining your professional reputation, as well as salary expectations being fulfilled.

A Constant Job Demand and Courses Providing the Skills Employers Want

Accountancy and financial management is at the heart of all business, so high demand for accounting and finance skills isn’t going anywhere. Courses have been designed with this is mind providing you with the skills to manage finances, budgets and cash flow effectively and play a key role in business growth. With AAT on your CV, you demonstrate a level of excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers.

Progress with us!

The Level 2 Accounting AAT Foundation Certificate provides you with the perfect launch pad to progress your career in Accountancy. It’s the first step on the rungs of AAT’s Professional Accounting ladder and is perfect for a career change or upskilling.

We also have courses at Level 3 and 4 at The Sheffield College allowing you to progress right through to degree level, without the hassle of having to go elsewhere!

If you do progress, let an Advanced Learning Loan help you cover the cost of tuition!

Your Career Options Are Vast

It’s very rare that you start a course with an exact job role or career route in mind; you just know you want to work in the industry.

AAT qualifications lead to job roles that include Purchasing Officers, Bookkeeping Officers, Computerised Accounting Technicians, and general Accounting Technicians amongst many more keeping your options open. You also be self-employed or set up on your own.

Three capital letters make a big difference!

 

Potential FastTrack to University

As we’ve mentioned, the Level 2 is the first rungs on the ladder to Professional Accountancy. If you decide to progress onto a Level 3 or a Level 4 course you may decide that you want to go on to study a full university degree.

We’re all busy people, so more than 30 UK universities and higher education institutes offer exemptions to AAT professional members holding a Level 3 AAT qualification enrolling on accounting and finance-related degrees.

Oh, and the Money is Good

With an AAT Qualification you could be earning somewhere close to £50,000 a year! Obviously that’ll take a bit of work but here are some more positive stats:

  • The average salary for someone who is AAT qualified and an AAT member (MAAT) is around £24,534
  • The average salary when completing a level 2 AAT qualification is £16,400 (Administrator)
  • However, if you complete up to Level 4 you could earn an average of £23,826 (Finance/Accounts Officer)

To find out more information about our AAT Level 2 Accounting Foundation Certificate, or to apply, click here today!