AAT Level 1 Qualifications update

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From January 2018, AAT will be offering a refreshed suite of Level 1 qualifications.

These qualifications will sit under the new banner of AAT Access qualifications, alongside their Foundation, Advanced and Professional Accounting and Bookkeeping qualifications. These will be shorter, more focused qualifications to help learners take their first steps with AAT.

The current Level 1 qualifications, listed below, will be withdrawn and closed to new registrations from the end of 2017.

  • Level 1 Award in Accounting (Access)
  • Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
  • Level 1 Award in Computerised Accounting
  • Level 1 Certificate in Accounting

Due to low demand, the Level 1 Certificate in Accounting will not be replaced. Students currently studying this qualification should be encouraged to complete it as soon as possible, ahead of the 30 September 2018 deadline.

The new AAT Access qualifications will open for registrations on 8 January 2018 and have been designed to meet the specific needs of a Level 1 learner.

Each qualification will have one assessment.


Access study support

AAT are working to create new study support resources for the suite of Access qualifications. There will be unit-specific resources along with some more generic resources to help prepare students to study and prepare for work.

Key dates

Deadline Date
Last registration onto the current Level 1 qualifications 31 December 2017
Students can register on the suite of Access qualifications 8 January 2018
Last opportunity to sit assessments under the Level 1 qualifications 30 September 2018
All verified results for internally marked assessments should be submitted to AAT 30 November 2018
Final certification date 31 December 2018
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