AAT Assessment Resumption Update
We are happy to announce that AAT assessments are resuming back to normal from 29/06/2020. We are taking bookings for AAT Assessments across all centres in UK from 01/07/2020 onward. As Government guidance shifts its focus from lockdown to re-starting economies, we’re keen to provide opportunities for students to sit assessments and progress with their studies, where it is deemed safe and appropriate to do so within local social distancing guidelines. There are some further updates on Synoptic assessment windows, calculated results for AAT Level 2 and procedural changes applicable to AAT students in UK.
Measures Taken to Ensure Safe Assessment Environment
We have taken additional measures across all centres in UK as below
- Enhanced cleaning procedures
- Additional arrangements for Hand Wash and Hand Sanitiser
- Limiting maximum number of attendees at one time
- Paperless environment – limiting use of printing and use of papers
- 2m Distance Markings where possible
Additional Windows for Synoptic Assessments
Synoptic window dates have now been confirmed for the remainder of the year and include additional dates to help with planning and potential capacity issues due to social distancing restrictions.
In summary, these are as below:
- Advanced Diploma in Accounting – Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland) Synoptic
– week commencing 13 July, 20 July, 17 August, 14 September, 12 October, 7 December
- Professional Diploma in Accounting – Level 4 (Level 8 in Scotland) Synoptic
– week commencing 6 July, 13 July, 24 August, 21 September, 19 October, 14 December
Our Online Exam Booking is updated with the new dates.
Level 2 synoptic assessments
In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, AAT has already announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting – Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland). Students that sat at least one of their Foundation level assessments between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 and who have already successfully completed the first three units, Bookkeeping Transactions (BTRN), (Bookkeeping Controls (BKCL), Elements of Costing (ELCO)), which contribute to the assessed content of the synoptic, are eligible to have their result calculated. Further queries on the eligibility should be directed to AAT.
Results will be issued to students on 13 August and, because of this exercise, we are unable to make the Level 2 synoptic assessment available until after these results are released.
The next Level 2 synoptic window will start in the week commencing 17 August.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: I made an exam booking for the dates after 17/03/2020, which was cancelled due to lockdown, what do I do?
A: Please contact us by email (the email address from where you received booking confirmation), we will be happy to reschedule. Currently, email communications are more effective then phone, please do not call the Student Service phone numbers unless you really have to as we are experiencing high volumes and waiting times are longer then usual.
Q: What are the available dates for the exams?
A: Please go to our Exam booking page to get detailed information on availability and relevant fees.
Q: I was studying at Osborne Training but my course expired, can I still book assessments?
A: You can still book assessments as external student.
Q: My AAT membership is expired (or never registered with AAT), Can I book assessments?
A: It’s mandatory to have an active AAT membership to book any AAT assessments.
Q: Which Osborne Training exam centres are open to take exam bookings?
A: All of Osborne Training exam centres in London, Watford and Birmingham are open and available to take exam bookings.
For any further questions, please contact one of our advisers by email/phone. (Currently, email communications are more effective then phone, please do not call the Student Service phone numbers unless you really have to as we are experiencing high volumes and waiting times are longer then usual.)