AAT Syllabus 2016
AAT Syllabus changes effective from September 2016
AQ2016 is a new updated version of AAT Accounting Qualifications. This qualification will be available from 1 September 2016, and it will replace the current AQ2013 Accounting Qualifications. However, the deadline for taking assessments on current AQ2013 is 31 December 2017.
AAT claims, “A redevelopment of the AAT Accounting Qualifications 2013 (AQ2013) is required to ensure sector relevance, and continued compliance with the latest educational policy”.
AAT Study Options
There are two options for completing AAT qualification:
- Continue with AQ2013 and complete the qualifications
- Transfer on to new AQ2016 qualifications from 1 September 2016
The major changes between the current AQ2013 and the new AQ2016 are as follows
AAT Results – Grading System
AAT introducing grading for the new qualifications. In AQ2016 Qualifications students will be awarded a final grade for the overall qualification.
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All unit and synoptic assessments within the qualification will count towards your final grade.
Each level of qualification there is one synoptic assessment. It tests student understanding and knowledge about the topic covered under that level.
UK students aged between 16-19 years old (excluding Scotland) studying any of qualifications mentioned below will be limited in the number of re-sits. Students will be only able to attempt each assessment twice within 12 months.
- AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting
- AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business
- AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
Note: The re-sit restriction does not apply to the Professional Diploma in Accounting, any AAT short courses or any existing qualifications ahead of 1 September 2016.
Read More on AAT website